Grant Recipients

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, 2019.

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
In 2019 the following 15 agencies were awarded grants:
  • American Legion Post 649 – Helping Veterans in Need: 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
  • CV VFW Post 9601 – Veterans In Need Fund: 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 Adult Care Centers – Rapid Response Case Management (RRCM): 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
  • Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments (SAVE) – Youth Services Program: 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 – Smart Investments for Sustainable Growth: 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
  • Building Futures with Women and Children – Emergency Shelter & Domestic Violence Services to Eden Residents: 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
  • East Bay Agency for Children – Building Healthy Families and Healthy Communities in Hayward and San Leandro: 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: 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
  • Eden I&R – 2-1-1 Alameda County Communication System: 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
  • LEAF (Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont) – Farming Food as Medicine: 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
  • Mercy Retirement & Care Center – Brown Bag Program: 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
  • George Mark Children’s House – Pediatric Palliative Care: 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
  • City of Hayward, Fire Department – Replacement CPR Manikins: 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
  • CALICO Center – Creating Connections to Improve Health: 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
  • Crisis Support Services of Alameda County – Language of Health: Program will boost mental health education, suicide prevention, and crisis intervention services to non-native English speakers within Central Alameda County. $5,000.00
In 2018 the following 15 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 – Interim Grant Report
  • George Mark Children’s House – Pediatric Palliative Care: Funds will support the provision of pediatric palliative care to children with life-limiting illness and their families in the Eden Health District. $15,000.00 – Interim Grant ReportFinal Grant Report
  • Drivers for Survivors – Central Alameda County Volunteer Driver Program: The program will provide free transportation services and companionship to ambulatory cancer patients living in Hayward, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Castro Valley, Ashland and Cherryland. $10,000.00 – Interim Grant ReportFinal Grant Report
  • American Legion Post 649 – Helping Veterans in Need: 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 – Interim Grant Report
  • United Seniors of Oakland & Alameda County – Senior Public Transportation Training & Advocacy: The program will make travel more affordable, accessible, and available to older adults by ensuring they have the skills, confidence, and ability to navigate the needs of their daily lives. $5,000.00 – Interim Grant ReportFinal Grant Report
  • Alzheimer’s Services of the East Bay – Dementia-Specific Adult Day Health/Community Based Health Services: Grant funds will be used to fund their dementia-specific aging dementia adult healthcare/community based adult services. Their program is also designed to support the care partners who provide education, support, resources, and respite.$25,000.00 – Interim Grant ReportFinal Grant Report
  • CALICO Center – Creating Connections to Improve Health: 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 – Interim Grant ReportFinal Grant Report
  • La Clinica de La Raza – Healthy Sexuality, Healthy Relationships for Eden Area Youth: Federally Qualified Health Center that reduces barriers to health care by providing high quality, accessible health services that are culturally and linguistically responsive. Funding will support the provision of youth-focused, comprehensive health services and expansion of sexual health education both in and outside of the clinic. Funding will allow adolescents to make and sustain choices that reduce risk of short-term and long-term negative health outcomes. $20,000.00 – Interim Grant ReportFinal Grant Report
  • La Familia Counseling Service – Eden Health Ambassador Program: Provides on-site early intervention and mental health services at the Hayward Center for Education and Careers as well as on-site at the Brenkwitz High School. $20,000.00 – Interim Grant ReportFinal Grant Report
  • Mercy Retirement & Care Center – Brown Bag Program: 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. $15,000.00 – Interim Grant Report Final Grant Report
  • Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center – HPV Vaccine = Cancer Protection: The project will combine in-service education for pediatric primary health and dental providers, The aim of the program will maximize human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination in the Eden area. $20,000.00 – Interim Grant Report
  • Eden I&R – 2-1-1 Alameda County Communication System: 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. $5,000.00 – Interim Grant ReportFinal Grant Report
  • Building Futures with Women and Children – Emergency Shelter & Domestic Violence Services to Eden Residents: Funds will support two emergency shelters serving homeless and/or abused women and children and will provide essential services to improve their health and safety. $25,000.00 – Interim Grant ReportFinal Grant Report
  • Restore Women’s Wellness Centers – Latina II: In the Latino community, mental illness is commonly misunderstood, ignored and even reviled, yet low-income Latina are among the most in need of mental health care and emotional support. Their innovative program systemically removes barriers to critical mental health care by providing affordable, accessible, confidential, culturally sensitive psychotherapy and psychosocial support groups with Spanish speaking clinicians from diverse backgrounds to the under-served residents of Ashland, Cherryland, and South Hayward. $25,000.00 – Interim & Final Grant Report
In 2017 the following 13 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 – Interim Grant Report
  • San Leandro Boys & Girls Club – Healthy Choices, Healthy Habits Program: Provides gardening, cooking, and nutrition with a physical fitness regimen to help youth develop healthy lifestyles. This empowers young people to manage their health and to have an impact on their families’ well-being. $10,000.00 – Interim Grant ReportFinal Grant Report
  • George Mark Children’s House – Pediatric Palliative Care: Their pediatric palliative care program seeks to maximize the health and quality of life for children facing life limiting illness, and to support and empower families to effectively manage this profound challenge. $25,000.00 – Interim Grant ReportFinal Grant Report
  • CALICO – Creating Connections to Improve Health: The project will improve medical and mental health outcomes for children who have suffered abuse, and their families, by supporting caregivers through the immediate and long-term aftermath of the crisis and ensuring referrals to medical exams are made and that the medical exams occur. $25,000.00Interim Grant ReportFinal Grant Report
  • La Familia Counseling Service – Eden Health Ambassador Program: Provides on-site early intervention and mental health services at the Hayward Center for Education and Careers as well as on-site at the Brenkwitz High School. $20,000.00 – Interim Grant ReportFinal Grant Report
  • United Seniors of Oakland and Alameda County – Eden Area Senior Action Network: Serves older adults in the Ashland, Cherryland, Castro Valley, and San Lorenzo areas. The program organizes and educates to mobilize allies to improve older adults’ health and quality of life, particularly addressing shrinking resources for seniors at the local and regional levels. Particularly addresses the health concerns of the Ashland and Cherryland communities, focusing on educating and promoting healthy aging. $5,000 – Interim Grant ReportFinal Grant Report
  • La Clinica de La Raza – Fuente Wellness Center Integrated Health Services for Eden Area Youth: Federally Qualified Health Center that reduces barriers to health care by providing high quality, accessible health services that are culturally and linguistically responsive. Funding supports the provision for youth focused programming at Fuente Wellness Center at the REACH Ashland Youth Center, and critically enhances services for Eden area youth. $25,000.00 – Interim Grant ReportFinal Grant Report
  • Eden I&R – 2-1-1 Alameda County Communication System: 2-1-1 Alameda County is a free, 24/7 phone service providing callers with information and referrals to health, housing and human services in over 300 languages. This easy to remember three-digit phone number enables individuals and families in need to make a critical link to community based organizations and government agencies. The funds will be used to connect Eden Area residents and their advocates to health related and other service and housing referrals, and continue their pivotal disaster response role. $20,000.00 – Interim Grant ReportFinal 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. Priority from this funding will be given to the Ashland, Cherryland, and South Hayward areas. $20,000.00 – Interim Grant ReportFinal Grant Report
  • Restore Women’s Wellness Centers – Vivir la vida al maximo! (Live life to the fullest!): Program which provides mental health services to low-income Latinas who are among the most in need of mental health care and emotional support. Their program will systematically remove barriers to this critical mental health care by providing affordable, accessible, confidential, culturally-sensitive psychotherapy and psychosocial supports groups with Spanish speaking clinicians from diverse backgrounds to the under-served residents of Ashland, Cherryland, and South Hayward, along with community workshops to help erase the stigma surrounding mental health. $20,000.00 – Interim Grant ReportFinal Grant Report
  • Mercy Retirement & Care Center – Brown Bag Program: 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. This model of distribution decreases malnutrition reduces stress, increases exercise and socialization, connects them to other valuable resources, and supports their ability to remain independent in our community, to “age in place”. $25,000.00 – Interim Grant ReportFinal Grant Report
  • Northern Cal. Society to Prevent Blindness – See Well to Learn Comprehensive Early Vision Intervention for Low Income Underserved Hayward Preschoolers: Provides direct vision screening services, followed by professional optometry exams, and provides no-cost prescription glasses, follow up testing for Hayward Unified School District preschools. $25,000.00 – Interim & Final Grant Report
  • Meals on Wheels – Volunteers to Keep the Meals Rolling: Meals on Wheels delivers meals to seniors 60 years and older living in Castro Valley, Hayward, San Leandro, San Lorenzo and unincorporated Alameda County. Meal recipients receive a daily home delivered meal, a daily safety check in from their delivery driver, a minimum of two home visits annually, and supplemental food as needed. $25,000.00 – Interim Grant ReportFinal Grant Report