"In addition to monetary support, WGHF introduced us to members of Washington State's global health community, including SIGN. . . This is a great example of how you brought together two companies working in the global health space and made a real impact."
- Justin Hulvershorn, MD, PhD
Chief Science Officer,  Mirador Biomedical

Washington Global Health Fund

The deadline for 2014 submissions has passed. Grants totaling $205,000 will be awarded in November 2014. If you have applied to WGHF you will hear from WGHA regarding your proposal.

Future grant cycles are uncertain. We encourage you to check back with WGHA at the beginning of 2015.

Eligible recipients are nonprofit organizations, private-sector companies, and public research institutions engaged in development, production, promotion, and/or delivery of global health technologies and products.

The Life Sciences Discovery Fund is contracting with WGHA to administer the grants to be used solely to promote the development and delivery of global health technologies and products. In administration of the LSDF funds WGHA will utilize the expertise of an Awards Committee to analyze grant proposals and make recommendations to WGHA, which will make the final awards.

Projects can be, but are not limited to, global health technology development (drugs, devices, and diagnostics), mobile technology applications, agricultural technologies with global health applications, and technologies or programs to address trauma or chronic disease burdens. Basic research projects are not eligible for funding. Public-private partnerships are eligible.

Questions? Refer to the Frequently Asked Questions page of the Washington Global Health Fund website or contact Stephanie Grow, sgrow@wghalliance.org, 206.456.9614206.456.9614.

Past grantees:

  • BURN Design Lab, a nonprofit based on Vashon Island, creates customized biomass stove solutions to meet the cooking needs of the developing world. Cooking with charcoal is a major cause of indoor air pollution, deforestation and a daily expense for families living in the developing world.  WGHF awarded Burn $120,000 to design and manufacture a low-cost, high-efficiency cook stove for Kenya.  The grant will support five positions on Vashon Island.
  • PRONTO International, a nonprofit located in Seattle, has developed the PRONTOPack™ for training medical staff in low-resources settings in obstetric emergency.  The PRONTOPack™ includes supplies, training curriculum and an instructional DVD to help guide the simulation training. WGHF is providing $50,000 in grant funding to support the first paid staff and manufacture 100 PRONTOPacks™.  PRONTO International launched their product at the Women Deliver Conference in May 2013.