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Since 1998, the Eden Health District has provided grants to non-profit and government agencies to improve the health and well-being of local residents. This is the first time that significant funds have been available specifically for central Alameda County residents, enabling local agencies to boost services to people of all ages and needs.

These grants have proven to be a valuable resource to these agencies and to the public.

FUNDING PRIORITIES

The following priorities are based on community needs and are set forth to help guide interested organizations in determining eligibility for funding through the Community Health Fund project grants:

  • Mental Health, housing & homelessness, food & nutrition, and health access
  • Support effective health education, prevention and intervention programs, both new and existing, that demonstrate measurable outcomes
  • Address the needs of underserved people and health priorities of the community
  • Programs that support collaborative efforts among other community agencies and organizations (The District will place a priority on collaboration with and among community agencies applying for Community Health Fund grant money to maximize use of funds and impact while avoiding the fostering of competing programs that may make each such competing program become less effective.)

GRANT LEVELS

Eligible organizations may apply for:

  • Small Grants, up to $5,000
  • Large Grants, up to $25,000

The applications and guidelines for these grants are different. Please visit the application page for more information.

SPECIAL PROJECTS

The Eden Health District looks for opportunities to help create strategic alliances among individuals and organizations, harnessing their collective power to confront, explore and solve significant health care issues in the Eden Health District.

For more information, contact Barbara Adranly at (510) 538-2031 ext. 201

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.

The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us. – Hubert Humphrey

ELIGIBLE FOR FUNDING

The Eden Health District 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:

  • Mental Health, housing & homelessness, food & nutrition, and health access
  • Support effective health education, prevention and intervention programs, both new and existing, that demonstrate measurable outcomes
  • Address the needs of underserved people and health priorities of the community

The Community Health Fund will not fund:

  • Individuals
  • Political purposes
  • Sectarian purposes
  • Endowments
  • Expenses related to fundraising events
  • Organizations intending to “pass-through” or re-grant Community Health Fund funds to other organizations
  • 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

POPULATION SERVED

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.

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The Eden Health District has simplified the process of applying for a grant. If your organization is seeking funding below $5,000, you may use the two-page Short Form. For organizations seeking funding up to $25,000, the Long Form must be followed closely, with all required documentation attached. Directions for following both of these applications can be found in detail on the application forms.

Our staff is also available to help in answering questions regarding the grant applications as well as questions regarding any grant reporting requirements.

“With this funding and our collaborative efforts we can build a healthy community.” – La Familia Counseling

The following information is to help you understand the application and review process and what to expect once your application is considered by the Board.

REVIEW PROCESS

Proposals will be reviewed by the Eden Health District Board of Directors and designated staff. During the review process, Eden Health District may require additional information from applicants. This information may be obtained through oral or written clarification of a proposal and/or site visits. Individual meetings regarding grant applications between a grant applicant and a District Board member, officer or staff outside of the established grant awards process will be prohibited. Notwithstanding the foregoing, staff may provide technical assistance to grant applicants upon request.

Eden Health District maintains a grant selection process which is fair and equitable to all applicants. Eligible applications are reviewed carefully by the Board of Directors in public session. Funding decisions are final and not subject to an appeals or grievance process.

ADDITIONAL NOTICES AND RESERVATIONS

  • Eden Health District reserves the right to reject any or all proposals received in answer to their request if a proposal is deemed inappropriate or incomplete or is not in the best interest of Eden Health District.
  • Eden Health District reserves the right to withdraw their Request for Proposal at any time without prior notice. Further, Eden Health District makes no representation that any grant will be awarded to any applicant responding to their Request for Proposal.
  • Eden Health District reserves the right to reject any or all proposals received in answer to their request or to award an amount less than requested. Eden Health District may negotiate separately with any proposal applicant when such action shall be considered in the best interest of Eden Health District. An award may be made without discussion or after limited negotiations.
  • Eden Health District reserves the right to negotiate all portions of the Contract Agreement, including but not limited to, the Program Budget and Scope of Service; and, may not award all or part of a grant if negotiations are unsuccessful.
  • Eden Health District reserves the right to extend the Request for Proposal submission deadline should such action be in the best interest of Eden Health District. The applicants may revise its proposal in the event the deadline is extended.
  • Eden Health District reserves the right to retain all submitted proposals, and the proposals shall become the property of Eden Health District.
  • All proposals are public documents.
  • Not all project proposals received by Eden Health District can be funded. Since Eden Health District receives funding requests far in excess of available grant funds, only a small portion of the requests can be approved. A decision not to fund a proposal does not reflect on the merits of the applicant or the value of the proposal, but rather results from limited resources.

RESPONSIBILITY OF APPLICANT

All costs of proposal preparation shall be borne by the applicant agency. Eden Health District shall not, in any event, be liable for any pre-contractual expenses incurred by the applicant in the preparation and/or submission of the proposal. The applicant shall not include any such expenses as part of the budget. The proposal shall always include the applicant’s best terms and conditions. The proposal shall set forth full, accurate, and complete information as required by the Request For Proposal.

GRANT AGREEMENT

Once the Board approves a grant, the applicant will receive a Grant Agreement. This Agreement, between Eden Health District and the agency, specifies the terms and conditions of the funding, including all reporting requirements. Each prospective grantee should closely review the requirements of the Grant Agreement. Successful applicants will receive funding as outlined in the Grant Agreement once the Agreement is fully executed. In some cases, a portion of the funding will be given upon execution of the contract, with the balance funded upon completion of a designated status report, usually mid-year. If the applicant agency has questions about any portion of the Grant Agreement, contact Barbara Adranly at badranly@ethd.org prior to submitting the Agreement.

SERVICE AREA REQUIREMENTS

As a public agency, Eden Health District is charged with providing services to residents of the cities of Hayward and San Leandro and the unincorporated areas of Castro Valley, San Lorenzo, Ashland, and Cherryland. All grantees are required to maintain appropriate records (as defined by the grantee) of people served by Community Health Fund supported programs and, upon request, make this information available to Eden Health District. This information will be handled and maintained by Eden Health District in the strictest confidence to the extent permissible by law.

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Community Health Fund grant application forms are available in both Microsoft Word format as well as Adobe PDF formats.

Long Form:
Use this form for grant requests above $5,000. Complete this form and return signed Grant Application by email only to Barbara Adranly, District Clerk, at badranly@ethd.org.  Questions? Call (510) 538-2031 ext. 201.

Short Form:
Use this form for grant requests below $5,000.

Complete this form and return signed Grant Application by email only to Barbara Adranly, District Clerk, at badranly@ethd.org.  Questions? Call (510) 538-2031 ext. 201.

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.

Modern imaging equipment to support San Leandro Hospital’s large and growing patient population in achieving optimal health outcomes and quality of life.  Increase San Leandro Hospital’s capacity to serve more patients due to reduction in time to take images with a CT scanner, having adequate back-up capacity with a digital mobile x-ray, and having equipment onsite with a fluoroscopy machine.  This will ensure sufficient diagnostic capabilities to adopt a centralized service model of imaging services at San Leandro Hospital, which represents the most efficient model of medical care.  $10,000.00

The San Leandro Boys & Girls Club Great Minds Wellness Program is partnering with Davis Street to provide direct support to families of the youth they serve at 22 school sites in the San Leandro and San Lorenzo public school districts, provide resource information to families to other organizations ranging from learning disability support, art therapy and more, provide psychological assessments where needed and appropriate referrals, and provide a specific case worker who manages referrals to specific youth/family cases for therapeutic services.  $25,000.00

The Post 9601 Veterans Relief Fund is an ongoing project. The core of the organization is veterans taking care of veterans.  The Relief Fund purpose is to provide support to veterans in their time of need.  The support provided from the Relief Fund will go to basic necessities such as shelter, medications, food, etc.

Will provide culturally competent, in language online assistance to Afghan refugee families, assisting them in navigating healthcare systems, accessing healthy food, and learning English.  $10,000.00

To provide mental health, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services to students and adults from Castro Valley, Hayward, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, and Cherryland.  $25,000.00

The Senior Meals Program provides nutritionally-tailored meals to seniors age 60 and better throughout the Eden Health District.  $25,000.00

Will support a capacity building partnership and volunteer program for the purpose of deploying meals more efficiently in the Eden District. The partnership and volunteer program will increase cost and service efficiencies by enabling the Meals on Wheels Program to manage a service hub for volunteers in Castro Valley which will improve their ability to address the issues, including maintaining service to an expanded caseload.  The service hub is made possible through a partnership with the First Presbyterian Church of Hayward.  $25,000.00

The 211 Alameda County Communication System is often the first step for vulnerable people who do not know where to turn for help and are unsure of how to navigate the maze of government agencies and community-based organizations that provide assistance. The free and simple three-digit telephone number (211) connects contacts in Alameda County with a live Community Resource Specialist who introduces them to various crisis intervention services, basic needs services, and strengthening  services, including affordable housing, job training, childcare, legal assistance, health services, emergency shelter, education, food, transportation, and other basic needs assistance.  211 Alameda County services are available 24/7 in over 300 languages.  $20,000.00

To improve the health, wellness and resiliency of Hayward and San Leandro residents facing significant risk factors for poor health outcomes through wellness navigation services, grief support, and parenting education that reduce stressors, improve family functioning, and build protective factors.  $25,000.00

Funds a bilingual Mandarin staff position to improve emergency food distribution.  The goal for food distribution is to be able to keep serving as many families as they can.  By having a bilingual team member that speaks will help them reach their goal of serving the Eden Health District area more equitably for community members that are food insecure.  $25,000.00

Funds will support the Pediatric Palliative Care Nursing Education, Training, and Employment Initiative which will benefit patients from the Eden Health District.  $10,000.00

Funding will support the provision of outreach and comprehensive health services to increase healthcare access for youth at San Lorenzo High Health Center and Fuente Wellness Center.  $25,000.00

Program will address the devastating effects of childhood traumas to promote emotional healing and positive physical health for local, low-income individuals and families.  $25,000.00

This Project is directed at and focused on Covid-19 Relief and Recovery for Older  Despite the improvements made to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of seniors as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the public health state of emergency persists in the State of California and also throughout the County of Alameda.  It is important that the deficiencies exposed from this public health crisis that impacts the quality of life for seniors are addressed to the best of our ability.  $5,000.00

Program consists of crisis-oriented services provided on site when a family is first referred to CALICO and follow-up services that result in positive mental health and healing.  The program will enhance support to mental health caregivers, enhance support and foster the mental health of the victim child, increase the number of medical exams for victims of severe child sexual abuse, and minimize trauma to abused children.  $25,000.00

San Leandro-based 30-bed homeless shelter and 20-bed domestic violence safe house, and domestic violence outreach, support, and education, focused on connecting participants to permanent housing.  The agency helps reduce homelessness and domestic violence in mid-Alameda County communities through effective, equitable, and high-quality services and active collaboration with other agencies.  $25,000.00

A multi-phase project for a Federally Qualified Health Center Look-A-Like which will provide integrated and co-located primary and behavioral health care in a culturally-responsive, patient-centered model leveraging the lived experience of qualified staff and La Familia’s reputation as a trusted messenger in the local community.  $420,000.00 (Special One Time Grant)

The program will assist needy veterans with help in funding and support from their Relief Fund which will go to basic necessities such and help with medications, food, rent, etc.$5,000.00

To provide support to veterans in their time of need. The support will provide shelter, utilities, and food for veterans who are in need. $5,000.00

Daybreak’s RRCM pilot program employs a very intensive, short term case management model to address issues of high utilization of emergency medical services by older adults for non-emergency causes. Through this model, they aim to: (1) increase access to community-based health and social services; (2) improve quality of lives; and (3) reduce health care costs. $25,000.00

SAVE is committed to serving youth through prevention and intervention efforts focused on improving health outcomes secondary to domestic violence. SAVE’s counseling services also provide pregnant/parenting, LGBTQ+ youth, and abused youth with therapy and support. $5,000.00

 Meals on Wheels prepares and delivers meals to seniors at risk of malnutrition and isolation living in Central Alameda County. Their clients receive daily home meals, a daily safety check from their delivery driver, a minimum of two home visits annually, are assigned a case manager as needed, and receive supplemental food as necessary. $25,000.00

Funds will support programs located in the Eden District to assist homeless domestic violence survivors and their families to become permanently housed and rebuild their lives. $25,000.00

 Funds will provide case management services, linking underserved Hayward and San Leandro based families experiencing trauma, violence and health disparities to services to improve individual health and family functioning. $22,500.00

FACES for the Future Hayward is an internship and leadership development program that partners with the Eden Area Regional Occupational Program to serve underrepresented 11th and 12th grade students interested in the health professions. The program provides students from San Lorenzo, San Leandro, Castro Valley, and Hayward with four core components of programming: Health Careers Exploration, Academic Enrichment, Wellness Support, and Youth Leadership Development. $25,000.00

2-1-1 Alameda County is a free, 24/7 phone service which provides callers access to housing, healthcare, disaster relief, and more. This service connects callers in Alameda County with a live Phone Line Resource Specialist who introduces them to resources and advocates who can help with a variety of needs including affordable housing, job training, child care, legal assistance, health services, emergency shelter, education, food, and other basic needs assistance. $15,000.00

Farming Food as Medicine program will provide, in partnership with Alameda County’s ALL IN program, healthy nutrient-dense vegetables to food insecure diabetic patients. $25,000.00

Improves the physical and mental health of limited income older adults in Alameda County by coordinating the distribution of nutritious groceries to each household twice a month, free of charge. The program not only combats malnutrition, it also combats loneliness. Both recipients and volunteers build community and are introduced to many new resources due to their collaboration with 65 senior organizations, all of which help recipients improve their quality of life, and ability to age in place. $25,000.00

Funds will support the provision of pediatric palliative care to children with life-limiting illness and their families in the Eden Health District. $10,000.00

Funds will replace the Hayward Fire Department’s training manikins for CPR and other Emergency Medical Services training functions which are over 10 years old. The manikins are highly used for regular training of 115 fire fighters, as well as community groups. $10,000.00

The program will improve mental health outcomes for toddlers, children and teens as well as adult victims with developmental disabilities who have suffered abuse, as well as their families, by supporting caregivers through the immediate and long-term aftermath of the crisis. $25,000.00

Program will boost mental health education, suicide prevention, and crisis intervention services to non-native English speakers within Central Alameda County. $5,000.00

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Are the District’s funding priorities the same as in previous years?

The Board of Directors makes some changes to the funding priorities each year. With input from the community, health advocates and the Alameda County Public Health Department, the District developed a new needs assessment and has set its priorities based on those health needs. Please carefully review the Community Health Fund requirements to ensure that your program and organization qualify for the grant.

The deadline for Grant Application submissions for 2022 grants was September 30, 2022 by noon. 

Proposals will be reviewed by the Eden Health District Ad Hoc Grant Policy Committee and designated staff. During the review process, the District may require additional information from applicants. This information may be obtained through oral or written clarification of a proposal and/or site visits.

Eden Health District maintains a grant selection process which is fair and equitable to all applicants. All applications are reviewed carefully by the District’s Ad Hoc Grants Policy Committee and staff, and voted on by the Board of Directors in public sessions. Funding decisions are final and not subject to an appeals or grievance process.

Not all project proposals received by the District can be funded. Since the District receives funding requests far in excess of available grant funds, only a small portion of the requests can be approved. A decision not to fund a proposal does not reflect on the merits of the applicant or the value of the proposal, but rather results from limited resources.

Grant proposals are reviewed by staff and the District’s Ad Hoc Grant Policy and designated staff to ensure all required components have been received and basic qualifications are met. In addition, the District’s Ad Hoc Grant Policy Committee will make a recommendation to the District Board of Directors, based upon a District criteria evaluation tool, to determine an appropriate fit with District priorities, valid outcome measures, reasonableness of budget, and feasibility of success, among other things.

Yes. The Board places the greatest emphasis on programs that closely match the District’s priorities established for the year. Particular emphasis is placed on programs that have clearly identified and measurable goals and objectives, that demonstrate a need for the program or service, and that establish a new or creative approach to a health care problem.

Because funding is conditional based upon the Grant Agreement (a contract between the District and the funded agency), this will vary slightly with each grant. Following approval, the District will develop a Grant Agreement, specific to each agency, which specifies the terms and amount of funding. The Grant Agreement will then be sent to the successful applicants soon after they are notified of the District’s decisions. Once agreed to and received, the funding will proceed according to the schedule.

Yes, but there are no guarantees that the District will fund a program every year. The goal of the District is not to become a routine funding source, but to foster the development of programs that meet health needs. A component of your grant application should outline how the program will sustain itself over time.

An organization is eligible for funding only once in a fiscal year. Once a grant has been issued for an organization, no other grants from that same organization will be considered during the same year.

The funds are not separated. Large and small grants are made from the same fund.

In general, unused funds are required to be returned. Organizations may apply in writing to the District to keep unspent funds, if there is a compelling reason. Written consent of the District is required to keep unspent funds.

No capital projects will be funded during this year. This may change in future years. The District will decide annually and make its decision known.

For this fiscal year, the cap on grants will be $25,000.

If the research does not currently exist and it meets the District priorities, a research program may be considered for funding. Given the volumes of research available, the District may refer your organization to the appropriate State, County or local agency for your research needs.

All proposals are expected to have a certain amount of infrastructure or overhead associated, and this is acceptable whether collaborative or from a single organization. However, no proposal to support only infrastructure will be considered eligible for funding.

No. The District’s priority is to fund direct services and not solely overhead or indirect costs.

No.

Yes.

The project/service must demonstrate that it serves a majority, meaning a minimum of 51%, of clients from the District (San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Hayward, Castro Valley and all unincorporated areas within the District).

A specific proposal. The District will not fund operating expenses (continuation of an existing service or project) alone.

“Bricks and mortar” are specifically excluded at this time. Equipment may be included in a project or service proposal that includes the need to have certain equipment to carry out its work. Requests to solely fund equipment without a service component identified would be considered a capital project.

Yes, there are times when many worthy agencies are competing for the funds, but we do not have enough to give everyone. The Board carefully reviews each agency’s budget to determine if a lesser grant could benefit the agency and, if so, may grant less than the amount originally requested.

Most documents used to establish our priorities are available through Alameda County Public Health. These are available to your agency and the general public if requested. Grant applications made to the District are also public documents and may be reviewed by appointment in our offices.

Only the lead organization needs to submit data, but the collaborative agency or organization must be identified. The proposal should specify how the collaborating entity will participate. The District will contract with the lead organization and therefore hold that entity responsible for the terms of the agreement.

Yes.

No. The District intentionally decided not to identify a cap at this point. However, this means it will be assessed without constraint and a judgment made as to its appropriateness. If the program has merit and meets all requirements and priorities, the District may decide to fund all or just a portion of a project.

Yes. This would be needed to assess the ability of the program to succeed.

Still Have Questions?
If the FAQ chapter of our website did not have the information you were looking for, then you can submit your question through our contact us form or contact Barbara Adranly at (510) 538-2031 ext. 201 or by email at badranly@ethd.org.

Eden Health District sponsors a variety of health-related community events throughout the year that serve the residents of the District.  Generally, the District’s sponsorships range from $500 to $1,000.  Click on the button below to download the Sponsorship Application.

All sponsorship requests from the District must have the Sponsorship Application completed.  Please return the Sponsorship Application by email to Barbara Adranly at badranly@ethd.org at least 30 days prior to the event for which you are requesting a possible sponsorship.  If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Adranly at badranly@ethd.org.

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