Each year, the Health Trust provides approximately over $200,000 in small grants  to nonprofit organizations whose efforts promote health and quality of life for Pajaro Valley residents. Grant funding connects people to healthcare in times of need, but also strengthens organizations that are helping people to make health-improving lifestyle choices – to eat healthier, exercise regularly, and take steps to respond to factors in their lives that cause disease or lead to good health.


Eligibility Criteria

In general:

  • 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.

For questions regarding our grantmaking program, including questions about our application process, please call 831. 761.5695.

Grant Opportunities: 2019-2020 Pajaro Valley Community Health Trust Grants:
  • The Pajaro Valley Community Health Trust will be accepting Requests for Letters of Intent (LOI) for the 2019-2020 grantmaking cycle starting on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. Letters of Intent (LOI) are due on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, by 11:59 PM.

Awarded Grants

Reporting Forms (For Current Grantees)

Go to Online Grant Portal

We do not fund:

  • 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.

At the discretion of the Board, the Health Trust’s grantmaking policies may be modified in response to changing circumstances and priorities. Any changes to the grantmaking policies will be announced via local media, on this website, and through our social media channels.