Verdant accepting funding proposals through Building Healthy Communities Fund

The Verdant Health Commission is now accepting funding proposals through its Building Healthy Communities Fund. The purpose of the funding availability is to support projects in two areas:

  1. Capital projects that support and promote physical activity through the built environment for residents of Public Hospital District #2
  2. Capital projects that improve/increase access to preventive primary care, dental care, or behavioral healthcare for vulnerable and underserved residents of Public Hospital District #2

Projects Requirements

  • Address one of the priority areas listed above
  • Are located within Public Hospital District #2
  • Are directly tied to measurable health outcomes and can show evidence that these outcomes are being met
  • Have a clear plan for ongoing maintenance and sustainability

Additional Evaluation Criteria

  • Demonstrate collaboration between organizations within Public Hospital District #2
  • Serve multiple communities within Public Hospital District #2
  • Would not otherwise occur without funding from the Verdant Health Commission
  • Do not have access to comparable facilities within their community
  • Verdant has a preference for applicants and communities that have not received Verdant funding

 Review Process and Expected Timing

  1. Request for proposals released (May 2018)
  2. Applications due by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 29, 2018
  3. Applications screened by staff (July 2018)
  4. Program Committee review (July 2018)
  5. Program presentations to board (July/August 2018)
  6. Board review & approval (August/Sept 2018)

Application materials can be found on Verdant’s website: Questions may also be directed to George Kosovich at 425-582-8572 or

The deadline for submitting an application is Friday, June 29, 2018 at 5 p.m. Verdant held an information session describing the funding availability on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. If you could not attend the session, you can view the presentation slides online (PDF).

Applicants are not required to attend the information session to apply for funding. In addition to this opportunity, Verdant continues to accept applications for its multi-year and one-time health and wellness programs on an ongoing basis.


About Verdant
Verdant funds a wide range of programs that empower people in South Snohomish County to make healthy decisions and get the care they need to stay well. For nearly half a century, we served the needs of our community by managing the local community hospital. We are now focused on investing in innovative programs that make a lasting impact on the health and well-being of South Snohomish County residents, with many free or low-cost education and prevention classes taking place at the Verdant Community Wellness Center in Lynnwood.


Building Healthy Communities Fund: Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What type of projects is Verdant seeking to fund through its Building Healthy Communities Fund, and how is this different from its other grant programs?

Verdant continues to review program applications for one-time or multi-year health and wellness programs focused on prevention, education & empowerment, access to healthcare, and policy & advocacy.  The unique opportunity with the Building Healthy Communities Fund is that Verdant is seeking out larger projects that increase community capacity and are more permanent improvements.  Verdant expects that projects funded through the Building Healthy Communities Fund will require significant improvements in community infrastructure and will provide long-term benefits for community members.

  1. What is the application deadline?

The deadline for receiving complete applications is Friday, June 29, 2018 at 5 p.m.  Applications and supporting materials must be sent via e-mail to

  1. Is my organization eligible to apply?

Verdant will accept applications from non-profit and government organizations.  We encourage collaboration; multiple organizations or jurisdictions working together on a project is preferred but not required.

  1. Are there limitations on how the funds can be used?

Funds must be used to meet the health and wellness needs of South Snohomish County residents. Funds will not be awarded for the benefit of an individual person, for political or religious uses, to retire debt, or strictly for fundraising purposes.

  1. Is there a minimum or maximum expected grant?

There is not a minimum or maximum award, but Verdant expects to fund more than one project through this funding availability. In total, Verdant expects to make $3-5 million during a 2-3 year period.