Community benefit investments are one way Providence lives its Mission. For generations, we’ve offered a caring hand to those with the greatest need in our community.
In the past year, we devoted millions in community benefit to make sustainable improvements in the health of our diverse communities throughout Washington.
For generations, Providence has partnered with people of goodwill to offer a caring hand of compassion. We collaborate with social service and government agencies, charitable foundations, community organizations, universities and many other partners to identify the greatest needs through community health needs assessments. Then our solutions are reflected in community health improvement plans.
Community Benefit is the measurable contribution made by Providence to improve the overall health and well-being of our local communities, with particular concern for the poor and vulnerable persons. Providence Community Benefit investments support organizations, programs, and initiatives throughout our community to create lasting change and improve health and well-being across the Inland Northwest.
A Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) by Providence highlights four key areas requiring additional support to best serve our community: high housing cost burden/homelessness, domestic violence and child abuse, poor mental health, and access to health services. These four key areas are our priorities for Providence Community Benefit investments.
For more information about Providence Inland Northwest Washington Community Benefit application process and guidelines, please contact Merry Hutton, Senior Director of Community Health Investment, at Merry.Hutton@providence.org.