A year of expansion, innovation, and goodwill
In 2013, we established separate funding for Imperial County to give nonprofits in the area more of the resources they needed to help those in need. In 2014, we continued to grow in both Imperial and San Diego Counties, serving more organizations with our Mission Support Grants than ever before. Last year, we saw an increase in collaboration and innovation amongst nonprofits, and more organizations are taking the initiative to improve health and wellness in their communities.
At Alliance Healthcare Foundation, we are honored to facilitate these developments. In 2014, we awarded $2,989,899 through Mission Support Grants, Innovation Initiative Grants, and Responsive Grants, an increase from 2013’s $2,330,396 and 2012’s $2,134,000.
Our 2014 Mission Support grantees served the following populations
- 69% served poor populations
- 66% served the underinsured/uninsured
- 41% served homelessness/homeless.
- 62% served children/youth
With the announcement of our next round of Mission Support Grantees coming soon, we are excited to see what 2015 will bring for us and our community, and we’re looking forward to working with more of the wonderful leaders in San Diego and Imperial Counties.
2014 Mission Support Grant Recipients
With Mission Support Grants, we aim to catalyze real, sustainable change in San Diego & Imperial County by funding organizations that are advancing health and wellness for those in need. The organizations that receive Mission Support Grants represent a wide range of interests and needs in our communities, but all of them are working to advance health & wellness for vulnerable and underserved populations.
In 2014, we funded the following organizations in San Diego County:
- 2-1-1 San Diego – 2-1-1 San Diego is a resource and information hub that connects people with community, health and disaster services through a free, 24/7 stigma-free confidential phone service and searchable online database. 2-1-1 serves the entire population of the County.
- Alliance Health Clinic –Alliance Health Clinic provides low-cost primary health care for the low income, immigrant and refugee members of the community regardless of age, sex, or pre-existing conditions.
- Bayside Community Center – Bayside Community Center empowers our diverse community to improve its quality of life through services, education, and advocacy.
- CHIP (Community Health Improvement Partners) – Community Health Improvement Partners (CHIP) is a San Diego-based 501(c)(3) non-profit collaboration of organizations who envision communities where everyone achieves optimal health
- Christie’s Place – Christie’s Place provides HIV/AIDS education, social services, advocacy & basic needs assistance.
- Council of Community Clinics – The Council of Community Clinics and its subsidiaries represent and support community clinics and health centers in their efforts to provide access to quality health care and related services for the diverse communities they serve with an emphasis on low income and uninsured populations.
- Embrace – Embrace mobilizes college students to serve less fortunate members of civilian and military veteran communities.
- Neighborhood House Association – Neighborhood House Association is designed to develop children, families and future leaders of our communities through empowerment, education and wellness.
- North County Lifeline – North County Lifeline’s mission is to build self-reliance among youth, individuals and families through problem solving, skill-building and accessible community-based services.
- Outdoor Outreach – Outdoor Outreach empowers at-risk and underprivileged youth to make positive lasting changes in their lives through comprehensive outdoor programming.
- San Diego County Medical Society Foundation – The San Diego County Medical Society Foundation (SDCMSF)’s mission is to improve community health, access to care for all, and wellness for patients and physicians through engaged volunteerism.
- San Diego LGBT Community Center – San Diego LGBT Community Center enhances and sustains the health and well-being of the LGBT and HIV communities through a variety of programs, services, activities and resources.
- San Diego Rescue Mission – The San Diego Rescue Mission’s goal is to provide food for the hungry, shelter for the homeless, rest for the weary, and hope, love and faith to those seeking a different way of life.
- San Diego Youth Services – San Diego Youth Services (SDYS) is a nationally recognized, comprehensive non-profit organization that has helped stabilize the lives of more than a half-million young people and their families since 1970.
- Serving Seniors – Serving Seniors’ mission is to help seniors in poverty live healthy and fulfilling lives.
- Shakti Rising – Shakti Rising is a social change organization transforming the lives of women, girls, and the larger community.
- Solutions for Change – Solution for Change’s mission is to provide every child in the greater San Diego region with a safe, loving home.
- Somali Family Service – Somali Family Service, guided by its community champions, helps Somali and other African families in becoming responsible, independent and contributing members of San Diego through its programs that promote health, educational and economic success, and leadership efforts.
- UC San Diego Owen Clinic – The Owen Clinic is among America’s top HIV care programs because of its comprehensive offerings, its very experienced healthcare staff, and its affiliation with UC San Diego Health System.
- UC San Diego Student-Run Free Clinic – The UCSD Student-Run Free Clinic Project, in partnership with the community, provides accessible, quality healthcare for the underserved in a respectful environment in which students, health professionals, patients, and community members learn from one another.
In Imperial County, we funded:
- Cancer Resource Center of the Desert – Cancer Resource Center of the Desert is a community organization dedicated to providing a guiding hand and compassionate heart to cancer patients and their families through services that educate, guide, support, and empower the patient through the cancer journey.
- Children and Parents Council – The Children and Parents Council’s mission is to prevent child abuse and to raise awareness through countywide parent education in English and Spanish, parent/community seminars, teen support groups and the annual Children’s Fair.
- Comite Civico del Valle – Comite Civico del Valle provides comprehensive environmental services to underserved residents including migrant workers, immigrants, farm workers, adults, adolescents, parents, and young adults experiencing environmental challenges.
- Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) – CASA of Imperial County is a private non-profit organization that serves the needs of abused and neglected children.
- Family Treehouse – The Family Treehouse assists in the development of healthy, happy, hearty families through health promotion, early childhood interventions, and technological training.
- Heffernan Memorial Healthcare District – Heffernan Memorial Healthcare District is focusing on implementing and sponsoring programs that increase access and awareness to healthcare services and education for the underserved in the surrounding community.
- Imperial Valley Food bank bank – The Imperial Valley Food Pantry is fighting hunger, bringing health and hope to the Imperial Valley.
- Neighborhood House of Calexico – Neighborhood House of Calexico brings together individuals and resources to provide leadership, advocates for community betterment to meet the needs of the less fortunate and gives voice to individuals who otherwise remain invisible and silent.
- Sister Evelyn Mourey Center – The Children and Parents Council’s mission is to prevent child abuse and to raise awareness through countywide parent education in English and Spanish, parent/community seminars, teen support groups and the annual Children’s Fair.