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Community Health Improvement Grants

We can't change the world by ourselves. Partnering with others who share our mission and values is necessary to bring about real and lasting improvements. Dignity Health's Community Health Improvement Grants program is one way we are working collaboratively to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable and underserved populations in the communities we serve. The Community Health Improvement Grants program has awarded $91 million to nearly 3,800 health improvement projects since 1991.


The Community Health Improvement Grants program’s funding criteria help to ensure that its charitable resources address significant health needs in ways that demonstrate accountability for impact. Grant applicants should ensure that their proposed projects:

  • Address one or more prioritized significant needs in the local hospital’s Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and Implementation Strategy
  • Serve identified vulnerable or underserved populations, to help address health disparities
  • Include three or more collaborating organizations (an “Accountable Care Community”) with distinct, complementary and substantive roles
  • Work in some capacity with the local Dignity Health hospital
  • Identify, evaluate and report on specific and measurable outcome goals

Eligibility and Parameters

  • Lead applicant must be a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
  • Grant awards are from $20,000 to $100,000, unless otherwise noted on a hospital’s grant fact sheet. Individual hospitals may reduce the $100,000 limit at their discretion.
  • Projects can serve specific community and/or patient populations
  • Mid-year and final written reports are required

Applying for a Grant

The grant application period, which is typically in August and September, is now closed. Grant award decisions are made in November for one-year project performance periods that run from January to December.

Contact [email protected] for more information

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