Foundation / Corporation
Pajaro Valley Community Health Trust
Grants to California nonprofits and school-based health programs for programs that improve the health of residents of Pajaro Valley. LOIs are due November 14, 2017. Programs can fall in the areas of health professions, oral health, diabetes and contributing risk factors, and access to care.
Across the priority areas (Access to Care; Diabetes and Contributing Risk Factors; Health Professions and Oral Health), the Health Trust remains committed to making a special effort to support programs and projects that serve the following populations of interest: Children & Youth (Ages 0-21); Farm Workers and their Families; and Low-Income, Underserved and Undocumented Individuals.
Geographic eligibility includes the zip codes of 95076, 95019, and 95004, i.e., the communities of Watsonville, Pajaro, Freedom and Aromas.
The Health Trust awards grants to organizations whose efforts support its mission and whose applications are focused on goals within one or more of the four program areas. Applicants must identify a single program area and specific goal(s) for their request. The following section includes information about each program area and the Health Trust’s specific goals under each area.
1. Diabetes and Contributing Risk Factors
The goal is to minimize the factors that contribute to diabetes, including obesity, poor nutrition, and lack of physical activity. Under this program area, programs aim to:
- Decrease the prevalence of childhood and adult overweight and obesity in the Pajaro Valley.
- Increase the percentage of Pajaro Valley children and adults that meet recommended physical activity guidelines as outlined by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
- Increase the percentage of Pajaro Valley children and adults that eat five or more fruits or vegetables a day.
- Decrease the percentage of Pajaro Valley adults who have diabetes.
2. Oral Health
The goal is to improve the oral health of Pajaro Valley residents by expanding access to dental services and oral health education. Under this program area, programs aim to:
- Increase the number of Pajaro Valley children and adolescents who receive preventative dental care.
- Increase the number of Pajaro Valley residents with access to comprehensive dental care.
- Decrease the prevalence of untreated dental decay among residents of the Pajaro Valley.
3. Access to Care
The goal is to improve the health of Pajaro Valley residents by expanding access to physical and mental health services. Under this program area, programs aim to:
- Increase the number of Pajaro Valley residents with health insurance.
- Increase the number of Pajaro Valley residents with a primary care provider (medical home).
- Decrease inappropriate use of the emergency room.
- Increase the number of Pajaro Valley residents with access to health care, including mental health services.
4. Health Professions
The goal is to invest in pipeline programs that encourage individuals to choose the health professions as a career/professional path and programs that support students already enrolled in education in the health professions. Under this program area, initiatives that aim to:
- Increase the size of the culturally competent workforce in the Pajaro Valley.
- Reduce the number of unfilled healthcare positions in the Pajaro Valley.
GrantWatch ID#: 177212
13-16 grants are typically awarded per year.
Grant awards for this funding cycle will have a maximum grant amount of up to $15,000 (average grant size is approximately $11,600).
The grant term will be one year (7/1/18-6/30/19); however, one-time and short-term projects will be considered.
Applicant must be a nonprofit, 501 (c) 3 tax-exempt organization; a school-based health program; or have a 501 (c)3, tax-exempt organization as a fiscal sponsor.
The applicant organization must provide or plan to provide programs/services benefiting the health of residents in the Health Trust’s primary geographic service area, covering zip codes: 95076, 95019 and 95004, i.e., the communities of Watsonville, Pajaro, Freedom and Aromas.
The home office of the applicant organization does not need to be located in the Pajaro Valley, but the applicant organization must demonstrate efficacy providing services that directly benefit residents of the Pajaro Valley.
- The Health Trust’s Board prefers not to fund programs or projects administered by government agencies, with the exception of school-based health programs closely aligned with the HealthTrust’s mission.
- The Health Trust does not generally provide capacity-building, core operating, or capital grants.
- While there is no formal policy about the number of consecutive years an organization is eligible to receive support from the Health Trust, grantees are typically invited to take a year’s hiatus from applying after four consecutive grants.
- Individuals, with the exception of the Health Trust’s scholarship programs.
- Religious organizations for purposes of evangelizing, proselytizing, or converting.
- Endowments, building campaigns, annual fund appeals, fundraising events or celebrations.
- Commercial ventures.
- Previously completed activities.
- Debt reduction.
All organizations must submit a LOI before submitting a formal grant proposal. LOIs must be submitted by November 14, 2017 by 5:00pm.
- Request for Letters of Intent (LOI) Release: October 17, 2017
- Letters of Intent Due: November 14, 2017
- Applicants Invited to Submit Full Proposal: December 5, 2017
- Full Proposals Due: January 16, 2018
- Awards Announced: April 19, 2018
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: http://www.grantinterface.com/Common/LogOn.aspx?eqs=ULUxrLEqb2xcg7b8jXi40g2
Pajaro Valley Community Health Trust
85 Nielson Street
Watsonville, CA 95076
USA: California: Communities of Watsonville, Pajaro, Freedom, and Aromas