The Willamette Health Council is thrilled to announce the second year of our Community Impact Donations Program.

Starting on Monday, February 26th, 2024, partners serving the Marion-Polk community are eligible to apply.

“Our donations program has enabled the Health Council to support dozens of diverse community organizations – both large and small – throughout the Marion-Polk region. This has helped immensely to address emergent needs and costs that can often be challenging for nonprofits to fundraise for, such as capital improvements,” comments Josie-Silverman-Méndez, Deputy Director at the Willamette Health Council.

“Last year, for example, we provided a donation to HOME Youth Services to install carpeting at their new youth drop-in center location in downtown Salem. Additionally, we gave Heart to Soles, Inc. a donation to launch a Hoodie Closet for youth involved in the foster care system. We are beyond thrilled to continue giving back to our community through our donations program in 2024,” Silverman-Méndez stated.

About the Application Process:

Using a low-barrier application process, partners serving the Marion-Polk community are eligible to apply for a Community Impact Donation. Requests must demonstrate alignment with WHC’s mission to “improve the health of the Marion-Polk community by governing the Marion-Polk Coordinated Care Organization, investing in our communities, and fostering collaborative relationships.”

Organizations may apply for up to $10,000 per request and may be awarded no more than one donation per calendar year. Donations are intended to support immediate needs within the community and are awarded on a one-time basis.

Interested partners and organizations can apply for a Community Impact Donation starting on Monday, February 26th, 2024. Learn more about this funding opportunity here.


About the Willamette Health Council: Founded in 2019, the Willamette Health Council (WHC) is the community governance body for PacificSource Community Solutions, Marion County and Polk County Coordinated Care Organization (Marion-Polk CCO). Under this partnership model, the WHC collaborates with PacificSource to jointly manage the CCO and is responsible for much of the community-facing work. The WHC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Learn more about our work at