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Sequoia Hospital Announces Opportunity for Non-Profit Organizations to Apply for Grants Improving Community Health

Grant Award Range ($20,000 - $100,000)

Philanthropic grants to provide critical assistance delivering services addressing health needs

Redwood City, CA – July 17, 2023 – Sequoia Hospital is inviting local non-profit organizations to consider applying for grants that support the delivery of services vital to improving health and well-being, and improving health equity.  The application period opens July 17 and runs through September 8, 2023.  Successful applicants will be announced in November for projects conducted between January and December 2024.  

This opportunity is part of the CommonSpirit Health Community Health Improvement Grants program. Sequoia Hospital is part of CommonSpirit Health, which was created in 2019 when Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health came together to create a national health system.  

The grant program is focused specifically on significant needs identified in Sequoia Hospital’s most recent Community Health Needs Assessment.  The hospital conducts a needs assessment every three years to help it and community partners identify and address priority health and social needs faced by residents and the region.  Sequoia Hospital is accepting proposals that address:

Access to health care

Access to health care refers to the availability of primary care, specialty care and dental care services. Health insurance coverage is considered a key component to ensure access to health care. 

Healthy Lifestyles (Chronic diseases & Preventive Practices)

A chronic disease or condition usually lasts for three months or longer and may get worse over time. Chronic diseases can usually be controlled but not always cured. The most common types of chronic diseases are cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and arthritis. Preventive practices refer to health maintenance activities that help to prevent disease. For example, vaccines, routine health screenings (mammogram, colonoscopy, Pap smear) and injury prevention are preventive practices.

Housing and homelessness

Homelessness is known as a state of being unhoused or unsheltered and is the condition of lacking stable, safe, and adequate housing.

Mental health

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act.

Interested organizations can learn more about the grant program, including eligibility criteria, how to apply, and a local contact for questions, by visiting