Washington Global Health Fund
In 2014, the Washington Global Health Alliance awarded three Washington organizations grants to manufacture and commercialize products with developing world applications, and create jobs in Washington state. Eligible recipients were 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 contracted 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 utilized the expertise of an Awards Committee to analyze grant proposals and make recommendations to WGHA, which made the final awards.
View the 2014 Washington Global Health Fund RFP here.
- Critical Practices LLC received $140,000 to design, demonstrate and commercialize a waste containment and treatment unit called the “ComSanAuger” toilet which is appropriate for use in high-density environments such as schools, non-plumbed urban apartment buildings, communal toilet blocks and public markets. The Earth Auger technology in the unit converts human waste to fertilizer.
- Cascade Designs, Inc., parent company of Mountain Safety Research (MSR) received $55,000 to commercialize their first global health product— a small-scale water treatment technology called the “MSR SE200,” a chlorine maker. MSR partnered with World Vision to explore uses of the SE200 in Africa.
- PotaVida received $10,000 to advance efforts to commercialize their solar water purifier.
If you are interested in future funding opportunities or would like to be added to the RFP distribution list please contact Jessica Tissell.