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Community Grants

The right resources in the right place at the right time.


We can't change the world by ourselves. Partnering with others who share our vision and values is the only way to bring about real improvements in the healthcare system. Our Community Grants program is one way we are working with others to increase access to quality care. Organizations that receive grant funds from us are working to improve access to jobs, housing, food, education, and health care for people in low-income and minority communities.

Since this program began in 1990 we have made grant awards to nearly 3,006 projects totaling $51.3 million.

Our Priorities

Every Dignity Health hospital has conducted a community health needs assessment (CHNA) and has identified strategic priorities based on this assessment.  An objective of Dignity Health's Community Grants Program is to award grants to organizations that partner together and whose proposals respond to the priorities identified in the health assessment and/or the community benefit plans of its hospitals.

Dignity Health grant funds are to be used to provide services to underserved populations (economically poor; women and children; mentally or physically disabled; or other disenfranchised populations).

Criteria

  • Grant funds are awarded up to $75,000. Due to availability of funds, individual hospital may reduce the $75,000 limit.
  • Partner organizations must submit one joint Letter of Intent.
  • Applicants must strictly adhere to the grant guidelines.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Lead applicant must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization;
  • Project or program must be a response to the health priorities identified in your local Dignity Health hospital's CHNA or Community Benefit   Implementation Plan.
  • Target population to be served must include identified communities of concern;
  • Project to be funded must comprise three or more partnering organizations and should be linked to the Dignity Health hospital in your community.

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  • Funded projects must involve collaboration with others, embody Dignity Health’s core values, and work to improve the health status and quality of life of the communities we serve.
  • Review the steps and timelines to apply for a grant
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Funded projects must involve collaboration with others, embody Dignity Health’s core values, and work to improve the health status and quality of life of the communities we serve.

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