COMMUNITY HEALTH FUND GRANTS PROGRAM
The Community Foundation of San Joaquin is pleased to invite eligible organizations to submit letters of interest for grant funding from the Community Health Fund. Grants are available to fund projects and activities that serve people living in San Joaquin or Calaveras County, and directly align with the Community Health Fund’s areas of interest: improving healthcare services, health outcomes, and supporting medical education. A total of $175,000 in funding has been committed for this grants program in 2018. The maximum grant amount an applicant may request under this program is $50,000, although applicants may request less than the maximum amount.
Letters of interest from eligible organizations will be accepted if submitted online via this portal by July 6, 2018, at 5:00 pm (Pacific Standard Time). Letters received after the due date/time will not be reviewed.
The Community Foundation of San Joaquin will accept letters of interest from the following organizations:
i) Nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, classified as a public charity, not as a “private foundation” under section 509(a), and are designated a 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2) organization; and
ii) Local public education agencies, such as K-12 public school districts, community colleges, and public universities.
Organizations must be located in San Joaquin or Calaveras County. Proposed projects or activities must benefit people living in San Joaquin or Calaveras County.
The Community Foundation of San Joaquin will accept letters of interest from eligible organizations that propose projects or activities that directly align with one or more of the Community Health Fund’s areas of interest: improving healthcare services, promoting health outcomes, and supporting medical education. Within these areas, preference will be given to funding projects or activities that demonstrate a commitment to:
• Having a lasting and measurable impact
• Innovative modes/models of delivering services
• Scaling innovative healthcare delivery systems to provide efficient, coordinated care
• Encouraging careers in the health professions at the high school, undergraduate, and graduate levels
• Improving admission and retention rates in health professions schools and training programs through scholarships, fellowships, and student loan repayment
• Promoting sector-based job training; wraparound support services; placement of alumni into jobs with pathways to living wages, benefits and career advancement; and job retention services
• Utilizing new knowledge and current technological advances to improve programs and services for people who have behavioral health illnesses
• Supporting the development of entrepreneurial projects, encouraging coordinated planning activities, and system wide change to address food insecurity
• Serving underrepresented minorities, low-income individuals, and/or residents of rural areas
• Leveraging matching funds on a dollar-for-dollar basis, through either cash or in-kind contributions, or a combination thereof