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Community Health Trust to open 2021-22 grantmaking cycle

Watsonville, California – The Community Health Trust of Pajaro Valley is pleased to announce the release of our 2021-2022 Request for Grant Proposals, open to nonprofit organizations working toward a more equitable Pajaro Valley where health, wellness, and full quality of life are accessible to all.

Through our grantmaking, the Community Health Trusts aims to build health equity and
promote wellness for all community members. These goals reflect our 2020-2023 STRATEGIC PLAN, which focuses on driving significant impact in a changing health environment. In the 2021-22 grant cycle, we will prioritize impact as we seek to distribute $15,000 grants to organizations whose work aligns with our goals.

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Community Health Trust distributes Federal Relief Funds to support COVID-19 messaging efforts in Santa Cruz County

Watsonville, California – On behalf of the County of Santa Cruz, the Community Health Trust of Pajaro Valley recently awarded $350,000 in Federal Coronavirus Relief Funds to area organizations, coalitions, and individuals to support COVID-19 messaging efforts in Santa Cruz County.

Distribution of the funding, which is part of the CARES Act stimulus bill, was allocated with an emphasis on efforts specifically focused on the South County region, the area south of Aptos, which has been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.

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Community Health Trust distribuirá subvenciones locales de la Ley CARES en el condado de Santa Cruz

Watsonville, CA, 24 de septiembre, 2020 – Fondos Federales de Alivio del Coronavirus (CRF) están disponibles para respaldar los esfuerzos de mensajería sobre COVID-19 en el condado de Santa Cruz, con énfasis en los esfuerzos centrados en la región sur del condado. Community Health Trust (CHT) se complace en haber sido seleccionado como distribuidor local de estos fondos.

La aplicación para solicitar estos fondos se publicará el lunes 28 de septiembre al mediodía, y será aceptada hasta el 9 de octubre del 2020. Los fondos se pueden usar como reembolso de esfuerzos de mensajería anteriores, a partir del 1 de julio de 2020, o esfuerzos nuevos y continuados hasta el 15 de diciembre del 2020.

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Community Health Trust to Distribute Local CARES Act Grants in Santa Cruz County

Watsonville, CA, September 24, 2020 – Federal Coronavirus Relieve Funds (CRF) are now available to support COVID-19 messaging efforts in Santa Cruz County, with an emphasis on efforts focused on the South County region. The Community Health Trust (CHT) is pleased to have been selected as the local distributor of these funds.

The application to apply will be released Monday, September 28 at noon, with submissions open through October 9, 2020. Funds may be used as a reimbursement for past messaging efforts starting July 1, 2020 or new and continuing efforts up to December 15, 2020.

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Community Health Trust hosts virtual Evening of Wine & Roses!

Watsonville, CA, September 21, 2020:  Community Health Trust of Pajaro Valley (CHT) announces its annual fundraising event “An Evening of Wine & Roses.” This will be a virtual event, Friday, November 6 at 6:00 pm, that includes an online auction from November 2 – 10. With each purchase of an auction item and/or Wine & Roses Experience, funds go to support CHT programs and services of fostering health and equity for all in Pajaro Valley.

“With the impact this year has had on so many, the health and wellness of our community needs more support than ever,” says DeAndre’ James, Executive Director of CHT, “We are focused and committed to providing the support our community needs right now”.

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