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Sequoia Hospital Announces Grants to Local Nonprofits


Through four collaboratives, Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital will provide more than $100,000 in funding to 15 community-based organizations to support the health and wellness of San Mateo County families, youth, and individuals who are most in need. 

“We are fortunate to be part of a community where so many important services are available for vulnerable populations, and we are honored to support them,” said Sequoia Hospital President Bill Graham. “These grants will help the organizations continue their inspiring work to improve health outcomes and reduce health disparities in our community. 

The 2017 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
  • San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services
  • San Mateo Medical Center
  • San Mateo County Public Health, Policy and Planning

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:

  • Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. (Meals on Wheels)
  • Samaritan House
  • Home Helpers Home Care

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:

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

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

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 as one of America’s top 100 hospitals for cardiac care, as well as for superior patient safety from Healthgrades. Our Birth Center is consistently ranked as a favorite among Peninsula families, and we’re also known for our Center for Total Joint Replacement and comprehensive emergency care. 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.