Verdant seeks consulting services for diversity, equity and inclusion

Stating a desire to build on its foundational work to ensure equitable access to grants and programs, the Verdant Health Commission on Wednesday released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a diversity, equity and inclusion consultant.

Verdant said it is seeking responses from consulting firms, nonprofits, and other organizations with expertise in providing professional consulting services in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

With the assistance of an experienced DEI service provider, Verdant will create and implement practices solidifying its comprehensive commitment to DEI. In 2020, Verdant provided more than $8.2 million in community grants and is on track to provide the same level in 2021. Verdant said it is committed to funding inclusive programming that supports the varying needs and lived experiences of the people in South Snohomish County.

Any questions on the RFQ are due June 25 by email, and answers to these questions will be published on July 2. Responses to the RFQ are due on July 19 by 3 p.m. A service provider will be selected by July 30 and work is expected to begin in August. You can read the full details of the RFQ at


  1. A very nice organization. I spoke with them just because I was curious and she was so kind and I would highly suggest you reach out to them for grants etc.

  2. Verdant, Snohomish Public Hospital District 2, is in reality our public hospital district, for which we are paying taxes. The hospital was leased to Swedish, and Verdant not only collects the funds (which is considerable) but continues to collect taxes. There is no public hospital. Nice though they may be they can certainly afford to be. Swedish is not a public hospital, more expensive and out of network for many folks. Just saying.

    1. I know nothing of much of what you are saying. I just thought they said grants available.
      I am confused about Swedish ( do you mean all Swedish Hospitals…Seattle Cherry Hill etc.) My, why do we have then Swedish here in Edmonds as our Hospital?
      Thank you

        1. Thank you. I see how it works and what it is now. You are the best. I assume this is Teresa. Xo

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