Grantmaking

Through our grantmaking, the Community Health Trusts aims to build health equity and promote wellness for all in the Pajaro Valley. These goals are a reflection of our latest STRATEGIC PLAN, which focuses on driving significant impact in a changing health environment.

In the upcoming 2021 grant cycle, we will prioritize impact as we seek to distribute grants of $15,000 each to organizations serving Pajaro Valley residents. Collaborative requests, as well as requests for general operating support, will be considered. All funding must be expended during Fiscal Year 2021.

We will accept applications for the 2021 grant cycle beginning November 2, 2020 – January 15, 2021.

General Eligibility Criteria

    • Applicant must be a nonprofit, 501 (c) 3 tax-exempt organization; a school-based health program; or have a 501 (c) 3, tax-exempt organization as a fiscal sponsor.
    • The request must align with one or more of our strategic focus areas:  Building Health Equity: An equal and fair opportunity for every individual to attain the highest level of health and wellness regardless of socioeconomic barriers, and/or Increasing Wellness in Pajaro Valley: The active pursuit of activities, choices, and lifestyles that emphasize preventing illness and improving quality of life, as opposed to emphasizing disease treatment.
    • The request should serve individuals living in our primary service area

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.
  • 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 EMAIL.

Forms

Go to Online Grant Portal

Awarded Grants

2020-2023 Strategic Plan

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.