Grant Recipients

Grant Recipients

It is every man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.
– Albert Einstein

The Eden Health District has been a leader in encouraging and supporting innovative health care exploration and solves significant health care issues in the Eden Health District.  The Community Health Fund invests in programs that provide direct health care services, health education, health maintenance, health promotion, prevention programs and services and access to health services.  All funded grants have gone through a peer-review process which meets the standards of the district.

The most recent grant recipients were announced in November, 2016.

In 2016 the following 13 agencies were awarded grants:

      • San Leandro Boys & Girls Club – Healthy Choices, Healthy Habits Program: Provides gardening, cooking, and nutrition programs to teach youth about food sources, nutritional components of produce, what constitutes a healthy meal, and ways to incorporate new vegetables and fruits into their everyday lives to decrease obesity among children. $15,000.00
      • CV VFW Post 9601 – Veterans Relief Fund: To provide support to veterans in their time of need.  The support will provide basic necessities such as help with rent, medications, food, etc.  $5,000.00 
      • East Bay Agency for Children – Child Assault Prevention Training Program: Provides violence prevention workshops at high-risk San Leandro schools, as well as mental health services and Trauma Awareness Groups. $20,680.00
      • Eden I & R – 2-1-1 Alameda County Communication System: Toll-free, 24/7 phone service that provides callers with information and referrals to health, housing, and human services in more than 150 languages. $18,100.00               
      • George Mark Children’s House – Pediatric Palliative Care: Facility which provides life-enhancing medical care and family support for children with illnesses that modern healthcare cannot yet cure, and for those with complex medical issues. $20,678.00
      • La Familia Counseling Service – Wellness First Program: Provides on-site early intervention and mental health services to English as a Second Language and transitional age youth. $20,678.00
      • Northern Cal. Society to Prevent Blindness – See Well to Learn Program: Provides direct vision screening services, folllowed by professional optometry exams, and provides no-cost prescription glasses, follow up testing for nine Hayward Unified School District preschools.  $20,500.00 
      • Building Futures with Women & Children – Shelter/Support/Intervention for Residents Experiencing Homelessness and Domestic Violence: Provides services for homeless and abused women and children, as well as provides domestic violence outreach and education services. $20,678.00
      • Cherryland Elementary/Cherryland PTA – RAH! Raising Awareness About Health: Provides training and learning opportunities for students, parents, and teachers to deepen community literacy in the areas of general health and behavioral/emotional health and cultivate practices that lead to improved outcomes.  $25,000.00
      • La Clinica de La Raza – Comprehensive Health Services for Eden Area Youth:  Federally Qualified Health Center that has provides integrated health services to youth in the Eden Area to improve physical health outcomes, improve behavioral health outcomes, and improve the health of communities through strong health education programming.  $20,678.00
      • Center for Elders’ Independence – San Leandro PACE Day Center/Clinic: Provides comprehensive healthcare and support services to frail low-income seniors.  $23,400.00
      • Mercy Retirement & Care Center – Brown Bag Program:  Helps low-income seniors in Alameda County maintain their health through the distribution of nutritious groceries, twice a month, free of charge. $15,000.00
      • Alameda County Fire Department – All Terrain Vehicle and Transport Trailer:  A response ready, all-terrain vehicle and transport trailer, equipped with gurney and medical equipment capable of transporting multiple victims simultaneously from rural areas with limited access. $24,608.00

In 2015 the following 14 agencies were awarded grants:

  • CV VFW Post 9601 – Veterans Relief Fund: To provide support to veterans in their time of need.  The support will provide basic necessities such as help with rent, medications, food, etc.  $5,000.00 
  • Eden I & R – 2-1-1 Alameda County Communication System: Toll-free, 24/7 phone service that provides callers with information and referrals to health, housing, and human services in more than 150 languages. $18,100.00 – Interim Grant Report  Final Grant Report
  • SOS Meals on Wheels – Maintaining and Appreciating a Strong Volunteer Team:  Prepares and delivers meals and daily check in visits for at-risk seniors living in the District so that the seniors can continue to live independently at home for as long as safely possible.  $25,000.00 – Interim Grant Report  Final Grant Report
  • George Mark Children’s House – Pediatric Palliative Care: Facility which provides life-enhancing medical care and family support for children with illnesses that modern healthcare cannot yet cure, and for those with complex medical issues. $15,000.00 – Interim Grant Report  Final Grant Report
  • Foundation for Osteoporosis Research and Education – Bone Health Lecture Series at Eden Medical Center:  Provides free bone health education and fracture prevention in a series of six 1-1/2 hour information sessions on wide ranging topics of bone health to 500 older adults.  $14,000.00 – Interim Grant Report  Final Grant Report
  • Mercy Retirement & Care Center – Brown Bag Program:  Helps low-income seniors in Alameda County maintain their health through the distribution of nutritious groceries, twice a month, free of charge. $12,500.00 – Interim Grant Report – Final Grant Report
  • La Familia Counseling Service – Wellness First Program: Provides on-site early intervention and mental health services to English as a Second Language and transitional age youth. $25,000.00 – Interim Grant Report Final Grant Report
  • Northern Cal. Society to Prevent Blindness – See Well to Learn Program – Comprehensive Early Vision Intervention for Low-Income Underserved Hayward Preschoolers: Provides direct vision screening services, folllowed by professional optometry exams, and provides no-cost prescription glasses, follow up testing for nine Hayward Unified School District preschools.  $20,500.00 – Interim Grant Report  Final Grant Report
  • CALICO – Building Resiliency: Family Support Services for Abused Children:  Project to improve mental health outcomes for toddlers, children and teens, as well as adult victims with developmental disabilities who have suffered abuse, and for their families, by supporting caregivers through the immediate and long-term aftermath of the crisis.  $25,000.00 – Interim Grant Report  Final Grant Report
  • East Bay Agency for Children – Child Assault Prevention Program: Provides violence prevention workshops at high-risk San Leandro schools, as well as mental health services and Trauma Awareness Groups. $25,000.00 – Interim Grant Report  Final Grant Report
  • San Leandro Unified School District – Health Education Action Team (HEAT):  Peer Educators identify, develop and facilitate health-related presentations/projects for their peers.  Presentations focus on topics such as body image, drug use, cyberbullying and sexuality.  They will inform their peers and community of services available through the Barbara Lee Center.  $10,000.00 – Interim Grant Report  Final Grant Report
  • Spectrum Community Services – Enhancing Fall Prevention Fitness for Seniors:  Fall Prevention Program prevents falls among high-risk District seniors, thus improving health outcomes and preventing expensive hospitalizations.  The program’s interventions address the biological, behavioral and environmental risk factors that contribute to falls.  $25,000.00 – Interim Grant Report  Final Grant Report
  • Building Futures with Women & Children – Emergency Shelter and Domestic Violence Services to Eden Area Women and Children: Provides services for homeless and abused women and children, as well as provides domestic violence outreach and education services. $10,000.00 – Interim Grant Report  Final Grant Report
  • Cherryland Elementary/Cherryland PTA – Cherryland Full Service Community Schools Initiative: Provides training and learning opportunities for students, parents, and teachers to deepen community literacy in the areas of general health and behavioral/emotional health and cultivate practices that lead to improved outcomes.  $20,000.00 – Interim Grant Report  Final Grant Report