The Peninsula Health Care District exists to address the health needs of its residents.
It carries this out through a vigilant monitoring of resident health and seeks opportunities to promote health, ensure access to needed health services, and achieve equity in health outcomes.
It achieves this through a variety of health investment strategies from directly providing services and facilities for needed programs, to partnering with service providers through funding support, to community-based organizations that address the identified needs of our residents.
The Community Grants Program is one of the strategies the District employs to address the health needs of its residents.
The District seeks organizations that share our vision to support our residents in achieving their optimal health and wellness through education, prevention and access to basic health services.
We view funding as a partnership. We acknowledge that each community has different strengths and challenges, and we work to tailor our support accordingly. The Community Grants Program seeks innovative programs that:
· Improve the health of our residents as measured by desired outcomes
· Emphasize a preventive approach
· Address health disparities
· Leverage additional funding to support the program
· Collaborate with other agencies or local government
What We Support
Every year the District Board identifies the most pressing community health needs and establishes funding priorities for the grant term. We do this through local reports and assessments and by participating in County-wide collaboratives and commissions.
Our 2023 Community Grants Program Focus Areas this cycle:
Socialization & Connectivity
Prevention Services & Programs
Screening & Physical Activity
Community Grant Important Dates
How to Apply
FAQ: Guidelines & Eligibility
Grants are open to 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations or public agencies serving residents of San Bruno, Millbrae, Burlingame, Hillsborough, San Mateo, and ½ of Foster City.
Zip codes include 94010, 94011, 94030, 94066, 94401, 94402, 94403, 94404, 94497.
Yes, organizations located outside of the District’s boundaries can apply for a grant as long as the organization can demonstrate requested funds will directly benefit residents living within our boundaries.
The District’s Community Grants Program does not fund research projects, fundraising campaigns or events, or general operating support.
Only one grant request per applicant organization will be considered.
Grants are made in the range of $10,000 – $60,000.
Grant funding is for direct program costs and indirect costs up to 12%.
- Previous grant recipients may apply for a two-year grant.
- Organizations new to PHCD are eligible to apply for a one-year grant
Yes, applicants must have audited financials to be considered for a grant.
PHCD operates a two-step grant process that begins with a Letter of Intent. A link to the online grants' portal will be provided once an organization is invited to complete a grant application.
Prompts for the progress report and final report will be available one month before the due date and found in the online portal.
- One-year grants require a mid-year progress report and a final report demonstrating program outcomes.
- Two-year grants require mid-year progress reports, a mid-term report and a final report demonstrating program outcomes.
- Year-end Final reports must be submitted before the application deadline.