Grant Program Overview and Request Guidelines

FY 2017 District Health Priorities

  • Access to basic health care and mental health services
  • Childhood obesity and nutrition
  • Senior services that promote quality of life and independence while living in the community
  • Reduction of health risks through education and prevention

FY 2018 Program Timetable

September 15, 2017   Letters of Intent are due in District Office by 2 PM
November 03, 2017 Full Proposals are due in District Office by 2 PM
 December 14, 2017 Board takes Action on grant recommendations
   January 25, 2018 Grant checks distributed at annual Community Partners Celebration

The Peninsula Health Care District grant making process is:

  • Accessible
  • Transparent
  • Objective
  • Fair
  • Impactful
  • Accountable

Core Elements of the Community Health Grants Program:

1. Letter of Intent:

  • A Letter of intent form has been developed to guide each grantee submission and to standardize the content submitted by applicants.
  • The form is available here and by directly contacting the District office.
  • Letter of intent are reviewed by the Board’s Community Health Investment Committee.
  • The Committee determines which will move on to Full Proposals.

2. Full Proposals:

  • The Guidelines for the Full Proposal are detailed here.
  • The Community Health Investment Committee determines which organizations to invite to present to the committee and/or participate in an on-site visit.
  • The Committee finalizes its recommendations based on the merits of the request, its compliance with District priorities and guidelines, and the available District budget.

3. Annual funding cycle.

Funding will occur annually. Grant requests are processed in the fall quarter each year and checks are issued in January. The District may, at its discretion, modify the funding cycle and fund distribution to carry out its monitoring and accountability responsibilities.

4. Decision making and accountability.

The Peninsula Health Care District’s Board of Directors retains full public accountability for its activities, including the investment and use of the public benefit funds. The Board has sole responsibility and authority for the allocations of funds and will carry out its deliberations with full transparency and adherence to its Conflict of Interest Policy.

For more information about the Peninsula Health Care District Community Grants Program, please call (650) 697-6900.