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Sequoia Hospital Announces Grants to Local Nonprofits


More than $130,000 in grants awarded to San Mateo County organizations

REDWOOD CITY, CA. (December 12, 2017) – Through five collaboratives, Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital will provide more than $130,000 in funding to 20 community-based organizations to support the health and wellness of San Mateo County families, youth, and individuals who are most in need. The grants were presented during an awards ceremony at Sequoia Hospital today.

“Our overarching goal with the Community Grants Program is to ensure we support the most underserved among us, and it couldn’t be done without collaboration,” said Sequoia Hospital President Bill Graham. “These organizations continually inspire us with their ability to unite and leverage their individual strengths to the great benefit of the neediest in our community.”

The 2018 Grantees:

The Health Advocacy Outreach Program connects unsheltered, medically fragile homeless or marginally-housed individuals with critically needed support services. Grants will be awarded to:

  • LifeMoves
  • Fair Oaks Community Center
  • Redwood City Police Department
  • San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services
  • San Mateo Medical Center

Supportive Services at Home Collaborative provides a seamless continuum of care, ensuring individuals have access to medical care, nutritious meals, and home care to support their health, safety, and emotional well-being. Grants will be awarded to:

  • Home Helpers Home Care
  • Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. (Meals on Wheels)
  • Samaritan House
  • Villages of San Mateo County

Memory Care and Caregiving Collaborative addresses the needs of those living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, particularly the underserved and disenfranchised, and their caregivers. Grants will be awarded to:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc.
  • Catholic Charities Adult Day Services
  • Family Caregiver Alliance
  • Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. (Rosener House Adult Day Services)

Pacific Islander Health Ambassador Program educates on the importance of fitness, diet,
nutrition, and accessing health care in order to reduce diabetes and pre-diabetes in a community
that suffers disproportionately from this chronic disease. Grants will be awarded to:

  • Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga
  • Fresh Approach
  • Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center
  • Taulama for Tongans

Familias Unidas/Families United teaches parents how to help their children achieve success
though a focus on the academic, social, emotional, and physical components of a healthy life.

  • Redwood City Public Library
  • Redwood City School District
  • United Through Education (Familias Unidas)

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About Sequoia Hospital

Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital is an accredited, not-for-profit community hospital providing innovative and exceptional health care for generations of Bay Area residents. Sequoia’s Heart and Vascular Institute is a nationally known pioneer in advanced cardiac care, affiliated with the Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute. Sequoia has received national recognition from Healthgrades for superior patient safety and was named as one of America’s top 100 hospitals for cardiac care. Our Total Joint Replacement program is a designated Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement, and our Birth Center is consistently ranked as a favorite among Peninsula families. We are also known for our comprehensive emergency care and leading-edge tomosynthesis 3-D mammogram technology. Our new state-of-the-art Pavilion combines the most advanced medical and surgical services with a unique healing environment, including private, spacious rooms and inviting garden areas. To support programs at Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital, visit the Sequoia Hospital Foundation.

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