Molina Community Innovation Fund
If you serve Washington’s Apple Health/IMC enrollees, we’re here to support you!
Molina Healthcare of Washington has an exciting grant opportunity for organizations that provide direct health care or related services to Apple Health/IMC* enrollees. Since we opened our doors in Washington 20 years ago, Molina has been dedicated to supporting those most in need. We’re proud to expand our commitment by offering this program.
The Molina Community Innovation Fund was launched in 2019 to help reduce barriers in access to care, address social determinants of health, and grow integrated care services through innovative pilot programs and expansion of proven services. Molina will invest up to $1 million annually, for 3 consecutive years (2019 - 2021), to strengthen whole-person care.
A Note About the 2020 Molina Fund
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Molina has reinvested the 2020 Molina Fund dollars – more than $1 million – to provide time sensitive support for COVID-19 relief. Molina’s COVID-19 Community Response Plan includes donating personal protective equipment (PPE) to providers and local organizations, increasing access to telehealth and behavioral health services, and addressing food insecurity by donating to food banks in all of Washington’s 39 counties.
When the Molina Fund makes its anticipated return in 2021, we will gladly accept grant applications again from organizations across the state. Please feel free to check this page for updates.
2019 Molina Fund Winners
Below are the organizations and projects that Molina supported through the inaugural year of the Molina Fund:
Community and Clinical Linkages/Social Determinants of Health - $343,425
- Council for the Homeless - Provide housing support through diversion, an effective intervention focused on quickly housing those without homes within the local housing market, for low-income seniors in Clark County.
- Friends in Service to Humanity (FISH) - Collaborate with partners in Kittitas County to improve food security through a comprehensive program inclusive of food insecurity screening, food prescriptions, and nutrition education. For individuals with uncontrolled chronic disease, the program will include referrals for medical nutrition therapy and medically tailored meals.
- Neighborcare Health - Expand access to mental health care, help patients navigate their care, and connect patients to other resources, such as housing or education, at its Youth Clinic – supporting youth and young adults experiencing homelessness in King County.
- YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish - Support the Health Care Access program in King County, in which certified Community Health Workers meet vulnerable women of color where they are to help them navigate the health care system and address social determinant of health needs.
Population Health - $266,082
- CHAS Health - Increase access to non-invasive fibrosis assessment for persons with Hepatitis C and grow the number of patients initiating and completing Hep C treatment in Spokane County.
- Dave Purchase Project/Tacoma Needle Exchange - Co-locate a specialty wound care clinic within the Tacoma Needle Exchange syringe exchange program that provides early intervention, diagnosis, and treatment. Participants will be offered access to substance use disorder treatment, care coordination, and other behavioral and social services.
- Hepatitis Education Project - Raise Hepatitis B virus (HBV) awareness, screening, vaccination, and linkage to care among foreign-born individuals in King County.
- Pregnancy Resource Center - Launch a new initiative to decrease the rate of sexually transmitted infections (STI) in Snohomish County by providing STI testing and treatment to all patients and their partners.
- Puget Sound Kidney Centers Foundation - Expand free community-based programs in Skagit and Snohomish counties, focused on educating and empowering individuals with chronic kidney disease to manage their health and lifestyle.
Expanding Access/Reducing Disparities in Access to Care - $264,790
- Community in Schools of Tacoma - Support the growth of school-based clinics to provide preventive care services, health and safety education, and wellness programs to all district-eligible students.
- Family Health Centers - Implement the Comprehensive Obstetric Support Training and Education Program (COSTEP) to build capacity across rural Douglas and Okanogan counties, improving health outcomes for expecting mothers, babies, and their families.
- Family Solutions - Increase capacity to provide evidence-based specialty behavioral health services to Clark County Medicaid-eligible young children, many of whom have experienced trauma.
- Peer Spokane - Expand behavioral health peer support services in Spokane County.
- Toddler Learning Center - Grow capacity to provide applied behavioral analysis (ABA) therapy, education, and parent support for children who experience developmental delays in Island and San Juan counties.
Advancing Integrated Care - $105,217
- Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho - Integrate behavioral health services into reproductive health care delivery in Yakima County.
- Tri Cities Community Health - Expand integration of oral health care into pediatric well-child check-up exams in Benton and Franklin counties.
*Note: Integrated Managed Care (IMC), also called whole-person care, is a model of health care that provides the full continuum of physical and behavioral health care, including primary care, pharmacy, mental health, and substance use disorder treatment to Medicaid enrollees under one health plan.