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Grants to California Nonprofits and Agencies to Provide
Essential Health Services for Local Residents

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Sequoia Healthcare District (SHD)

LOI Date:


Deadline Date:

03/26/21 5:00 PM


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Grants to California nonprofit organizations and government agencies to provide essential community health services to residents of eligible locations. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to applying. Priorities for funding include preventative health and safety, healthy and active living, and access to treatment services, including mental health and substance abuse. Funds can only be used for services that directly impact the health of people who reside in the SHD service area, which includes most of central and southern San Mateo County.

Priority Funding Areas:

  • Active and Healthy Living - Strategic Focus: To enhance the overall health of District residents and reduce chronic disease risk by supporting programs that provide opportunities for physical activity, stress management, nutrition education and health literacy.
  • Preventive Health and Safety Services - Strategic Focus: To prevent injury and the onset of disease or worsening of chronic diseases among District residents by providing access to disease screenings, nutritious food for the food insecure, health education and preventive health and safety services
  • Access to Treatment - Strategic Focus:  To assure District residents have access to necessary medical treatment for priority health conditions

For details about the priority funding areas, see:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 142219

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum grant will be $200,000 per grant, per year. Please also note that SHD will not provide more than $400,000 to any one organization per year through the grants program.

Term of Contract:

All grants are provided on an annual basis. A limited number of two-year grants are awarded at the discretion of the District upon meeting a strict set of criteria.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any 501c3 nonprofit organization or government agency that serves District residents may apply.

The District will not provide a grant for the following: capital equipment, building or construction, vehicles, program services that take place in a school setting, nursing education, primary medical or dental services in a community clinic setting, or health insurance coverage.

Pre-Application Information:


- Jan. 2021 The 2021-22 CC grant cycle begins with the opening of the LOI application window starting on January 15.
- Feb. 2021 Letter of Intent Due: February 12, 2021 by 5pm
• The Grants Review Committee will review the Letters of Intent in late February.
• A notification will be sent to the prospective grantees asked to submit a full application.
- March 2021 Full Application Due: March 26, 2021 by 5pm
- May 2021: The Grants Review Committee will meet to discuss full applications in mid-May. Following review of the completed applications in May the Grants Review Committee will make its recommendations for funding to the District Board of Directors in June
- June 2021: Board to vote on grants recommendations at the June 2021 Board Meeting. A special training for new grantees on program evaluation and reporting will be required (Date TBD)
- Checks for half of the grant amount will be mailed out first week of July.

Contact Information:

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

To apply:

For assistance with grant information and applications please contact Jenny Bratton, Manager of Grants and Programs at (650) 421-2155 x 207 or

Sequoia Healthcare District
525 Veterans Blvd.
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 421-2155

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: San Mateo County: 94028 Portola Valley, 94062 Woodside, 94027 Atherton, 94070 San Carlos, 94061, 94063, 94065 Redwood City/Redwood Shores, 94002 Belmont, 94025 Menlo Park, 94404 Foster City, 94403 San Mateo, 94019 Redwood City-Half Moon Bay

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