Through the Community Benefit Initiative, the Willamette Health Council awards community grants for selected projects that meet criteria based on the Oregon Health Authority’s Health-Related Services guidelines. Community Benefit Initiatives (CBI) are evidence-based, community level interventions that are focused on improving population health and healthcare quality. CBI grant funding is intended for one-time pilot projects or innovative startups.

In 2020, WHC granted eight CBI awards to community organizations in the Marion-Polk region, totaling $909,392.00. Summaries of these projects can be found below.

In 2021, the total available funding amount is $954,000.00. The 2021 application period is now closed.


Summary of 2020 CBI Projects


contact Sarah Smith
Program Manager, Community Advisory Council
Willamette Health Council