Community Grants

We can't change the world by ourselves. Partnering with others who share our vision and values is necessary to bring about real and lasting improvements in the health care system and the health of those we serve. Dignity Health's Community Grants Program is one way we are working collaboratively to increase access to quality care and improve the social determinants of health. Organizations that receive grant funds from us are addressing access to jobs, housing, food, education, and health care for people in low-income and minority communities. We have made nearly 3,200 grant awards totaling $60 million since 1990.

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Our Priorities

Dignity Health grant funds are to be used to deliver services to and improve the health and well-being of underserved populations (e.g., economically poor, women and children, mentally or physically disabled, at-risk minority, or other disenfranchised populations).


One-year grant awards are made for up to $100,000. Individual hospitals may reduce the $100,000 cap, depending on availability of funds. Partnering applicant organizations must submit one joint Letter of Intent to begin the application process. Applicants must strictly adhere to the grant guidelines.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Lead applicant must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
  2. People to be served must include identified underserved populations.
  3. Program or project must respond to one or more significant health needs in your local Dignity Health hospital's Community Health Needs Assessment or Community Health Implementation Strategy.
  4. Program or project must include three or more partnering organizations with distinct roles, and should work with the Dignity Health hospital in your community.

Apply for a Grant

The 2016 grant application period is now open. To apply for a grant, first select your local hospital below and download its Community Grants brochure. Read the grants timeline and overview of priorities, principles, eligibility requirements and criteria, and then request a Letter of Intent form from your local Community Grant Representative.