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St. Mary Medical Center Foundation Grants

Grants to Southern California Non-Profits to
Meet the Health Needs of Local Residents

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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St. Mary Medical Center Foundation

Deadline Date:

09/17/12 12:00 PM


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Grants of up to $20,000 to local Southern California non-profit organizations that provide a wide range of high-quality health programs that meet the needs of the residents of Long Beach, Wilmington, and/or Signal Hill who have one (or more) of the following: financial barriers to access (e.g., uninsured, underinsured); language/cultural barriers to access; lack of transportation; physical disabilities / lack of physical mobility; mental disabilities; and/or social isolation (e.g., seniors living alone).

The St. Mary Medical Center Foundation will offer grants for the following projects/programs that fall within the following focus areas:

I. Access to care for vulnerable populations:
A. Seniors
B. Appropriate Use of Emergency Department and Primary Care Clinics
C. HIV Testing and Counseling to new-infection populations

II. Chronic and infectious disease prevention and management:
A. Diabetes
B. Cardiovascular Health (heart disease and stroke)
C. Chronic Disease Self Management

Areas that the St. Mary Community Grants Program has historically supported: food security; domestic violence treatment and prevention; oral health; mental health/addiction treatment and support.

Health-related projects must integrate at least two of the following principles:
A. Focus on disproportionate unmet health-related needs
B. Emphasize primary prevention and address underlying causes of health problems
C. Contribute to a seamless continuum of care
D. Build community capacity
E. Emphasize collaborative governance

Collaboration is encouraged. The Foundation prefers to fund organizations that show collaboration with other organizations including St. Mary Medical Center, and work with the population that St. Mary Medical Center serves.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 129393

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $20,000

Term of Contract:

Grant Project Period: January 1, 2013 – December 31, 2013.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The organization and program applying for funding must meet all of the criteria below:

- Must be a 501(c) (3) organization or have a fiscal agent with the non-profit designation.
- Must take a one-year hiatus from grant support from the DignityHealth (formerly-CHW)/St. Mary Medical Center Community Grant Program (i.e., if your organization received a grant in January 2012 then you are not eligible to apply for this cycle of funding).
- The program for which funds are being requested cannot have been funded by the DignityHealth (formerly-CHW)/St. Mary Medical Center Community Grant Program in the past three years (since November 2009).
- The program for which funds are being requested must already be in existence (cannot request funding for a new program). Program expansion and amelioration are acceptable.
- The program for which funds are being requested must support the residents of Long Beach, Wilmington, and/or Signal Hill.

Pre-proposal Conference:

A Non-Mandatory Grant Writing Workshop will be held on July 3, 2012 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., in the Parr Room (2nd floor) of the Health Enhancement Center on the St. Mary Medical Center campus at 1050 Linden Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90813. The workshop targets prospective applicants, but is not mandatory.

In order to attend, one must RSVP to Janaya Nichols, Grant Coordinator at by June 29, 2012.

Pre-Application Information:

To be considered for the Community Grants Program, your organization must first submit a letter of intent (LOI). Visit: to download a copy of the LOI form. Completed LOIs must be submitted by email to Rachel Plotkin Olumese, Community Benefits (

LOI Deadline: July 24, 2012 at 12 p.m.

Letters of Intent will be reviewed by the Community Benefits Advisory Committee of St. Mary Medical Center. Organizations will be invited to submit a full grant application on August 20, 2012.

If invited to submit a full grant application, visit: to download a copy of the Community Grant Proposal. Completed grant applications must be mailed to the following address:

St. Mary Medical Center Foundation
Attn: Community Grants
1050 Linden Ave,
Long Beach, CA 90813

Full Grant Proposal Deadline: September 17, 2012 at 12 p.m.

Organizations will be notified of grant award on December 10, 2012. Organizations will receive funding at the Community Grants Luncheon on January 10, 2013.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Program Eligibility
Rachel Plotkin Olumese
Phone: (562) 491-9066

Letter of Intent and Grant Proposal Forms
Tiffany Cantrell, Director of Grants
Phone: (562) 491-9248
Email: Tiffany.Cantrell@dignityhealth.or

Grant Coverage Areas:

Long Beach, Wilmington, and/or Signal Hill.

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: California