Letters of interest were due May 21, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. (PST)
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THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SAN JOAQUIN is pleased to invite eligible non-profit organizations to submit letters of interest for grant funding from the Community Health Fund. Grants are available to fund programs and activities that serve people living in San Joaquin or Calaveras County, and directly align with the Community Health Fund’s 2021 area of interest focus: promoting health outcomes and health equity.
COMMUNITY HEALTH FUND’S 2021 AREA OF INTEREST FOCUS: PROMOTING HEALTH
OUTCOMES AND HEALTH EQUITY
Historically, the Community Health Fund has sought proposals from organizations addressing any of the Fund’s three areas of interest: (i) improving healthcare services; (ii) supporting medical education; and (iii) promoting health outcomes. To further its impact in any given year, the Community Health Fund Committee may alter its approach. For the 2021 grant cycle, proposals will be sought targeting what the Committee deems as the most urgent health needs in our community for 2021: promoting health outcomes. Within the area of promoting health outcomes, the Community Health Fund is focused on supporting projects that aim to improve health equity and reduce health disparities as we move towards a post-pandemic economy.
WHAT QUALIFIES AS PROMOTING HEALTH OUTCOMES AND HEALTH EQUITY
The Community Health Fund has defined promoting health outcomes as programs or activities focused on improving healthy lifestyle opportunities and healthy behaviors that reduce the risk for developing disabling or life-threatening diseases and improve one’s everyday quality of life.
Letters of interest for the Community Health Fund’s 2021 grant cycle should include a health program or activity that improves individuals’ and families’ ability to make healthy choices and lead healthy lifestyles. This may include both physical, mental, and/or emotional health. The intended outcome of the work should facilitate the adoption of healthy behaviors in the short term and lead to positive changes in physical, mental, and/or emotional health in the longterm.
Program characteristics should include one or more of the following:
As part of the focus to improve health equity and reduce health disparities, projects that
include the following will be given priority consideration:
RESOURCES ON HEALTH REPORTS FOR SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY
Prospective applicants are encouraged to review the following resources in preparation for submitting a letter of interest for consideration.
FUNDING FOR 2021
The Community Foundation of San Joaquin has committed a total of $150,000 for this grants program in 2021. The maximum grant amount an applicant may request under this program is $40,000, although applicants may request less than the maximum amount.
TIMEFRAME FOR USING GRANT MONIES
The timeframe to expend grant monies is OCTOBER 1, 2021 – DECEMBER 31, 2022.
Those organizations receiving grant awards will be required to submit progress and final reports, as well as a financial report.
Requests for technical assistance with using our online grant portal, including any questions about the Community Health Fund, must be submitted in writing by e-mail to Louis Ponick at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Community Health Fund.”
The Community Health Fund was established in 2017 by the Community Foundation of San Joaquin, through a generous gift from the DBB (Delta Blood Bank) Foundation.