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Woodland Healthcare Gives $60,000 in Community Grants to Help Those in Need


Six local nonprofits receive grants to fund programs.

Woodland Healthcare, an affiliate hospital of Dignity Health, has awarded $60,000 in grant funding to six nonprofit organizations in Yolo County.

The grants, from $5,000 to $50,000 will build capacity in the community to offer much needed services ranging from primary care to mental illness to chronic disease management, shelter and various social support programs to underserved and vulnerable populations. This year’s recipient organizations reach out to local communities in great need and provide services to multiple generations from infants to the elderly. 

“Woodland Healthcare is proud to collaborate with local nonprofit organizations that serve people in need in Yolo County,” said Kevin Vaziri, Woodland Healthcare President. “This year’s grants will help the elderly, children with disabilities, people in crisis, the mentally ill and the homeless right here in our community.” 

The Dignity Health Community Grants Program is open to all nonprofit community service organizations that share Dignity Health’s mission and values and are dedicated to building healthier communities by improving health and living disparities. The program supports organizations that increase access to care for the poor and address the underlying causes of illness – such as physical and substance abuse, neglect, poverty and homelessness – as well as specific health issues. Grants are funded by contributions from Dignity Health’s member hospitals. In the Greater Sacramento region, Dignity Health hospitals that contribute to the grants program are Mercy General Hospital, Methodist Hospital, Mercy San Juan Medical Center, Mercy Hospital of Folsom and Woodland Healthcare. Dignity Health in greater Sacramento, including Woodland Healthcare, awarded a total of $741,206 in grant funding to 28 nonprofit organizations in Sacramento, El Dorado, Placer and Yolo Counties. 

This year’s Community Grants were awarded to the following Yolo County organizations: 

Dignity Health has distributed over $6 million to 303 organizations in the Sacramento area and $46.6 million to deserving projects throughout the Dignity Health system. Grant recipients are required to complete a detailed grant proposal outlining the purpose and scope of the project to be funded, as well as the population to be served, the project’s outcomes, plans for its long-term operation and measurement of success. Projects must be in the area of healthcare, and related social services.

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