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Press Release For Immediate Release

Pacific Hospital PDA Announces:
Competitive Request for Proposals Process  
for 2016 Major Grant Opportunities
SEATTLE, January 6, 2016 --  Pacific Hospital Preservation & Development Authority (Pacific Hospital PDA) announces a competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) process for 2016 Major Grants. Grants will be awarded to programs and projects working to increase access to health resources and reduce health disparities among underserved populations in King County.

Agencies can apply for grants ranging from a minimum of $50,000 to a maximum of $200,000. The Pacific Hospital PDA anticipates funding $800,000 total in this process, but reserves the right increase or decrease the funding pool based on the quality of applications received. Organizations that are interested in applying for grants under $30,000 should consider applying for a Pacific Hospital PDA Nimble Fund Grant.

Applicants for the 2016 Major Grant are required to submit mandatory Letters of Intent by January 22, 2016. Based on the information provided in the Letter of Intent, the Pacific Hospital PDA will determine which projects will be invited to submit full applications. 
The 2016 Major Grant Application and Guidance are available on the Pacific Hospital PDA's Applying for Major Grants website page.
"Pacific Hospital PDA is excited to continue our Major Grant program in the upcoming year. Each grant we award brings us closer to fulfilling our mission of improving access to care to King County residents who otherwise might be left without it," said Pacific Hospital PDA Executive Director Jeff Natter.

2016 2019 Strategic Plan
Since our last strategic plan, the Pacific Hospital PDA has undergone significant changes. These include the transition from a long-term Executive Director to new leadership, signing a 30-year Pacific Tower lease with the Washington State Department of Commerce, dissolution of its sole membership of the Pacific Medical Center Corporation, and extensive growth in the Pacific Hospital PDA's grantmaking functions.

The 2016 - 2019 Strategic Plan seeks to build on the successes of these recent changes and address future challenges in several ways:
  • Refining the Pacific Hospital PDA's grantmaking focus and processes to ensure responsiveness to the changing landscape of healthcare delivery systems and community needs
  • Evaluating the short- and long-term health-related outcomes of our community funding
  • Effective preservation and stewardship of the Pacific Tower campus
  • Exploring potential new revenue and funding options
  • Sustaining and developing strong ties to the Seattle community, with particular emphasis on the healthcare and social service sectors
  • Assuring a wise approach to fiscal management of the Pacific Hospital PDA's assets that is consistent with our charter, federal deed and all associated legal responsibilities.


This Strategic Plan will serve as a roadmap to guide the Pacific Hospital PDA's programmatic and financial processes in the upcoming years as well as a means to assure accountability for continuous quality improvement through review and reflection on our work in the community.  

About Pacific Hospital PDA

PHPDA Building The Pacific Hospital Preservation & Development Authority partners with community organizations to improve access to health care services in Seattle/King County.


In 1981, the City of Seattle chartered the Pacific Hospital PDA, placing in its trust the Pacific Hospital and surrounding campus, a historic Seattle landmark. The Pacific Hospital PDA leases the property. The lease revenues are used to increase access to health resources and to improve health outcomes in King County.

Jeff Natter
Executive Director
Phone:  206-325-1357
Pacific Hospital PDA
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