CENTRAL COAST, CA – August 5, 2021 – Dignity Health Central Coast, which includes Arroyo Grande Community Hospital (AGCH), French Hospital Medical Center (FHMC), and Marian Regional Medical Center (MRMC), are now accepting applications for our Dignity Health Community Grants. The maximum amount available for funding an Affordable Care Community’s project, a collaboration of community organizations, is $100,000.
The Dignity Health Community Grants Program seeks to partner with other nonprofit organizations who are working to improve the health and quality of life of the communities we serve, as well as exemplify Dignity Health’s five core values: Compassion, Integrity, Inclusion, Collaboration, and Excellence. Projects to be funded must involve collaboration with at least three other organizations as well as one of our Dignity Health California Central Coast hospitals.
Grant funds are to be used to provide services to underserved populations, and the proposed program must integrate one or more of the following strategic priorities identified in our most recent Community Health Needs Assessment report and/or addressing needs exacerbated or created by the coronavirus pandemic (including physical or mental health, and health-related social, economic and human needs):
- Educational Attainment: Marian Regional Medical Center specific
- Access to primary health care, including behavioral health
- Access to Dental Health: French Hospital Medical Center specific
- Aging, more mature population
- Chronic Disease Prevention and Management
For more information about the Community Grant application process, please contact Patty Herrera at (805) 739-3593 or [email protected].
About Dignity Health Central Coast
Dignity Health of the Central Coast is an integrated network of top quality hospitals, physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services including primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically-advanced laboratories and imaging centers and a full service home health agency; all recognized for quality, safety and service. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities. For more information visit www.arroyograndehospital.org; www.frenchmedicalcenter.org; www.marianmedicalcenter.org.