Non-Profit organizations and government agencies with programs that serve the health needs of District residents are eligible to apply for a Community Health Fund Grant.
We welcome your questions and are willing to assist you in determining if you are eligible to apply for a grant. Please review the information below, and then let us know if you have additional questions. For clarification, you can also visit our “Frequently Asked Questions” page.
ELIGIBLE FOR FUNDING
The Eden Health District (ETHD) addresses its mission by awarding grants for the delivery of specific health-related services. The following guidelines will give prospective applicants a comprehensive picture of the Community Health Fund priorities. The Community Health Fund invests in programs that provide:
- Direct health care services
- Health education
- Health promotion
- Access to health services
- Health maintenance
- Prevention programs and services
- Efforts to develop and test new approaches to solving health care problems
The Community Health Fund will not fund:
- Political purposes
- Sectarian purposes
- Health care services in competition with Eden Medical Center
- Expenses related to fundraising events
- Organizations intending to “pass-through” or re-grant Community Health Fund funds to other organizations
- Projects for which adequate resources are available from other public entities
- Projects sustaining themselves through fee collection or client donations
- Deficit liquidation proposals
- General operational expenses as distinct from project costs
- Replacement funds so that a project’s current funding can be shifted to other programs of the applicant
The Community Health Fund is restricted to serve the residents of the cities and unincorporated areas of Castro Valley, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, and Hayward. While funded programs may serve people from other areas, 51% of those served must reside within the District boundaries.
TERMS OF FUNDING
In general, the Community Health Fund provides yearly grants with the possibility of annual renewal. In rare instances, the Community Health Fund will provide multi-year grants for time-limited project activities, which initially require more than one year of funding.