Mountain View, CA – Community organizations that provide health-related services in Santa Clara County are now invited to apply for grant support from the El Camino Healthcare District and El Camino Health for the coming year.
"The purpose of the El Camino Healthcare District is to maintain and operate facilities, services, and provider groups that improve physical and mental health in the district communities," said George O. Ting, M.D., chair of the El Camino Healthcare District Board of Directors. "One of the district’s most important functions is to assess these healthcare needs and provide taxpayer dollars for community programs that improve healthcare access across age, education, and income levels through its Community Benefit Program."
Applications will be accepted through Feb. 23, 2024. Grantees will be notified in late June for funds to be used from July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2025. During the past decade, the Community Benefit programs of the El Camino Healthcare District and El Camino Health have contributed more than $100 million in community benefit grants.
"Each grant creates a partnership between the recipient organization and us," said Dan Woods, CEO of El Camino Health. "Through these partnerships we create lasting relationships that improve the overall health of the community by expanding the care we provide beyond the walls of our hospitals and healthcare system."
In the current funding cycle, the boards of directors for both El Camino Hospital and the El Camino Healthcare District approved funding for 100 grant proposals totaling $11.0 million. More than $7.7 million of the total came from the El Camino Healthcare District.
Funding went to programs and agencies such as school districts, nonprofit organizations, safety-net clinics and community service agencies that help create healthier populations and ensure health equity for community members in Campbell, Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Mountain View, San Jose, Santa Clara, Saratoga, and Sunnyvale.
For more information about the grant program and to apply for a grant visit the links below.
- FY25 El Camino Healthcare District Community Benefit Grant Application
- FY25 El Camino Health Community Benefit Grant Application
For more information on the El Camino Health and El Camino Healthcare District Community Benefit Program, click here.
The El Camino Hospital District was established by voter approval in 1956 in accordance with California Local Hospital District Law. The purpose of the district is to establish, maintain and operate or provide assistance in the operation of health facilities and other healthcare services, provider groups and organizations that are necessary for the maintenance of good physical and mental health in the communities served by the district. The district, now known as El Camino Healthcare District, encompasses most of Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, a large portion of Sunnyvale, and small sections of Cupertino, Santa Clara, and Palo Alto. The publicly elected El Camino Healthcare District Board of Directors approves tax dollar expenditures, including expenditures for the award-winning Community Benefit program. Community Benefit funds are granted each year to local nonprofits, schools and government programs that provide critical health services to the underserved. All district board meetings are publicly noticed, open to the public, and available for viewing on the district website.
El Camino Health has served the communities of Santa Clara County for more than 60 years, with nationally recognized physicians and nurses at two not-for-profit acute care hospitals in Los Gatos and Mountain View, and primary care, multi-specialty care, and urgent care locations across the region. El Camino Health is dedicated to giving patients high-quality care utilizing the most advanced technology and research, delivering results first and respect always.
Aside from achieving outstanding patient outcomes, the hospitals have earned numerous awards for clinical excellence, including being named one of the World's Best Hospitals 2023 by Newsweek and becoming the San Francisco Bay Area's first Magnet hospital, earning four consecutive designations from the American Nurses Credentialing Center for nursing excellence.