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El Camino Healthcare District (ECHD) Grant Program

Each year, the El Camino Healthcare District's Community Benefit Program provides grants to non-profits, school districts, and government-funded programs that serve individuals who live, work, or go to school in the District. Click here to view a map of the District.

Funding Priorities
The El Camino Healthcare District's Community Benefit Program has identified three key funding priorities:

  • Healthy Body
  • Healthy Mind
  • Healthy Community

Criteria for Selecting Programs
Programs must address an unmet health need and align with one of the funding priorities listed above. Grantee organizations must be a nonprofit, government-sponsored health program, school district, or community coalition with a history of service to the community. Programs should be effective, open to collaboration, efficient, and capable of demonstrating measurable success.

Review Process
Community Benefit staff review and recommend potential grants to determine which are best suited to impact unmet health needs. The staff review each potential grantee's service, measurement systems, personnel, and budgets. Recommendations are then evaluated by the Community Benefit Advisory Council, which consists of individuals representing the El Camino Healthcare District Board of Directors, public health, schools, community service agencies, and physicians. The El Camino Healthcare District Board of Directors reviews the annual cohort of recommend grants based upon documented needs, best practices, and projected volume and impact metrics, and votes to approve the annual Community Benefit Plan. 

Apply for Funding
The application period for the 2017-2018 grant cycle is now closed. Applications for the next grant cycle will be posted in January 2018. Grant notification will occur by mid-June, 2017.

Questions regarding applications may be emailed to: or call (650) 940–7000 and request to speak with a representative in Community Benefit.

There were two types of funding available the 2017-2018 application year: Small Grants and Program Grants.

Small Grants
These grants were available to organizations with annual operating budgets of less than $1 million. Requests of up to $25,000 were considered. Compared to Program Grants, Small Grants had a shorter application and required fewer reporting requirements.

Program Grants
These grants were available to organizations requesting funding for programs that address identified health needs within the funding priorities. Award sizes varied depending on community need and program scope.

Grant Program
Key Dates

Grant Application Released
January 4, 2017

Grant Application Workshop
January 9, 2017

Grant Application Submission
Due by 5:00 pm PST
February 16, 2017

Review of Proposals
February – April, 2017

Grant Notification
Mid-June 2017