Do You Qualify for a Grant?


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


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


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.


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.