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Emergency health and wellness fund

Supporting organizations when they need it most.


As of February 21, 2024, we are pleased to announce that, through rapid-response grants of up to $25,000, the Emergency Health and Wellness Fund has supported 18 organizations with numerous community health and safety initiatives across central western Washington.


At this time, all funds have been fully allocated, and we are no longer accepting applications.


We extend our gratitude and appreciation to everyone that has applied for or used the funds to ensure the well-being of our communities.

In times of crisis, critical community services should never be in jeopardy. The Emergency Health and Wellness Fund can help ensure these services remain uninterrupted during unexpected challenges. 

What is the Emergency Health and Wellness Fund?

The emergency health and wellness fund is a low barrier, rapid-response mechanism, offering up to $25,000 to support community health and safety services experiencing unforeseen emergencies or urgent needs. 

Examples of this could include but are not limited to: 

  • Refrigeration system breakdown: support for a local food bank facing a refrigeration system failure, ensuring uninterrupted food supply to the community.

  • Transportation services: support to expand transportation programs in the wake of a natural disaster. 

Who can apply?

Organizations must be operating within central western Washington, which includes the geographic boundaries of Thurston, Mason, Lewis, Cowlitz, Pacific, Grays Harbor, and Wahkiakum counties and the sovereign nations of the Chehalis, Cowlitz, Nisqually, Quinault, Shoalwater Bay, Skokomish, and Squaxin Island Tribes.

Funding details

Eligible entities can request up to $25,000 through September 30, 2024. You can submit multiple requests within the year, so long as the cumulative amount does not exceed the $25,000 cap. Funding is limited and awarded on a first come, first served basis.

Application process

To apply for the Emergency Health and Wellness Fund, please fill out and submit the form below. Your answers will help us understand your organization's mission, services, and funding needs.

Funding timeline

Our aim is to review fund requests in a timely fashion. Should we need additional time to review your request, we will reach out and let you know. 

Funding decisions

Applicants may be asked to take additional steps or respond to additional questions during the application process. Decisions on funding are solely at the discretion of CHOICE. If you have any questions regarding this fund or the application process, please email us at

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