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Sequoia Hospital Announces Grants to 25 Local Nonprofits

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Nearly $135,000 in grants awarded to San Mateo County organizations

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (Feb. 8, 2019) – Through six local collaboratives, Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital will provide nearly $135,000 in funding to 25 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.

“An essential part of our mission is to improve the health and well-being of the most underserved in our communities, inside and outside of our hospital walls,” said Bill Graham, Sequoia Hospital President. “Each of these partner organizations is helping to create lasting, measurable change to the great benefit of the most vulnerable in our community.”

The 2019 Grantees

Health Advocacy Outreach Program provides direct outreach and connection to services for medically-fragile, homeless/marginally-housed individuals and families being discharged from Sequoia Hospital. Grants were awarded to:

  • LifeMoves – Lead Agency
  • Fair Oaks Community Center
  • Redwood City Police Department
  • San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS)
  • San Mateo Medical Center

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

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

Memory Care and Caregiver Collaborative addresses the needs of those living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, as well as their caregivers, by providing education, support, referrals, respite, and direct care services. Grants were awarded to:

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

Peninsula Conflict Resolution, Health Ambassador Program seeks to reduce the large number of Pacific Islander and Latino residents suffering from diabetes and prevent the increase of prediabetes by addressing the underlying causes, such as poor fitness and nutrition habits. Grants were awarded to:

  • Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center – Lead Agency
  • Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga
  • Fresh Approach
  • Redwood City Police Activities League
  • Taulama for Tongans

Familias Unidas/Families United Parent Engagement Workshop teaches parents how to support their children in achieving success, focusing on academic, social emotional, and physical aspects of a healthy life. Grants were awarded to:

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

Sonrisas Dental Health, Inc. focuses on the unmet dental health-related needs of vulnerable populations by providing access to quality dental care and oral health education through mobile teams of dentists, hygienists, and assistants. Grants were awarded to:

  • Sonrisas Dental Health – Lead Agency
  • Casa de Redwood
  • Redwood City School District
  • Samaritan House


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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Publish date: 

Friday, February 08, 2019

Media Contact

Christine McMurry, Director of External Communications

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