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Mission Support Grants

Mission Support Grants ($25,000-$100,000)

Through the Mission Support Grant program, AHF aims to catalyze real, sustainable change in San Diego & Imperial County by funding organizations that are advancing health and wellness for those in need.

We look to the community for the solutions to overcoming the barriers that keep us from achieving our mission. Organizations with goals that align with AHF’s directive to advance health and wellness are most likely to be acknowledged with funding.

Alliance Healthcare Foundation will invest in those organizations that have demonstrated their ability or are exploring new and innovative ideas to serve the most vulnerable in our community including the poor, uninsured and underinsured, children and the homeless.

Online applications are preferred. Paper applications can be made available in the event of restricted Internet/computer access. In general, the Mission Support Grant program launches in the fall of each year. Applications are due one month following the announcement.

Final funding decisions are made the following February and announced early March.

The Mission Support Grant Applications are closed.

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If you advance health and wellness, you could be the next recipient of a Mission Support Grant from Alliance Healthcare Foundation. These are granted annually in awards up to $100,000 allowing non-profits to advance their missions and to positively affect their community.

  • Olivewood Gardens is grateful to have been selected to receive the Mission Support Grant from Alliance Healthcare Foundation. At Olivewood we are changing eating habits and creating champions for healthy families and a healthy environment. This grant will allow us to closely examine the impacts of our garden based nutrition education programs and identify methods to replicate and scale the most effective programs. In this way we will expand our reach and serve more families and neighborhoods suffering from health conditions affected by food. AHF truly understands the social determinants for health and we are excited to be a part of the AHF work to increase health equity in our community.

    Healy Vigderson, Executive Director at Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center

  • ElderHelp is very fortunate to have had the support of AHF over the last few years. Their grant process is fair and reasonable and they truly dive into the information, educate themselves, and understand the challenges and issues facing each non-profit they consider. More importantly, their support comes not only in the form of a check, they also provide workshops, webinars, networking opportunities, referrals, and ongoing mentoring and brainstorming all year round. It’s a true partnership.

    Deborah M., CEO/Executive Director at ElderHelp of San Diego

  • The Mission Support Grant provided by the AHF created an opportunity for CRCD to expand its Patient Navigation program to include Early Detection. Through this program, CRCD hired new staff and moved forward with multiple early detection activities, including the first Bi-National Breast Screening Campaign in Imperial County. The workshops, networking opportunities, and trainings provided have also proved invaluable as we grow the capacity of our organization. Thank you AHF.

    Diana P., CEO at Cancer Resource Center of the Desert

  • UCSD Student-Run Free Clinic Project appreciates the recent Mission Support Grant awarded by its longtime partner, the Alliance Healthcare Foundation. It allows the SRFCP, in partnership with the community, to provide accessible, quality healthcare for the underserved. The funds leverage tremendous in-kind contributions in the form of volunteer doctors and pharmacists, space shared by churches and elementary schools, and medicines donated by pharmaceutical companies.

    Dylan M., MD/MPH Candidate at UCSD School of Medicine

  • The Mission Support Grant has been an awesome resource in advancing the wellness of the most “at-risk” children in Imperial County. Through the use of grass-root advocacy efforts from CASA Volunteers, foster children are receiving high quality and expedited healthcare services. CASA Volunteers are passionate about advancing the overall wellness of our foster children due to (the) amount of trauma they have experienced. AHF has provided funding and innovation in servicing such a population. Thank YOU!

    Alex C., Executive Director at CASA of Imperial County

  • The San Diego LGBT Community Center is so grateful to have received a Mission Support Grant from AHF! It helps make a world of difference in the lives of our formerly homeless youth at the Youth Housing Project; supporting mental health services, primary care, case management, and the other services that change the lives of these youth! Thank you AHF for making such a huge difference in the lives of these youth!!

    Delores Jacobs, Ph. D., CEO at San Diego LGBT Community Center

  • The deep concern and enthusiasm with which Alliance Healthcare Foundation surrounds their grantees is rare. The Imperial Valley Food Bank was privileged to receive a grant from AHF to support our Mobile Food Pantry, providing needed food, with adequate refrigeration, to the desert communities of the Imperial Valley. In receiving this grant from Alliance Healthcare Foundation, we have found a true partner in the work of bettering the health and wellbeing of both San Diego and Imperial counties.

    Sara Griffen, Executive Director at Imperial Valley Food Bank

  • Shakti Rising is deeply grateful for Alliance Healthcare’s support. We believe that the current crises in health, safety, environment and economy are interconnected, and the creation of woman and child friendly societies is the solution. This grant is integral in enabling us to support women through our recovery, education and leadership development services. This form of investment has been proven to ripple out far beyond the individuals served – transforming family, friends and communities.

    Tess Meissner, Director of Transformational Education at Shakti Rising

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Innovation Initiative

supporting transformational thinking and action to improve systems related to health and wellness

Responsive Grants

helping advance time-sensitive requests by backing novel funding opportunities in our community

Program-Related Investments

supporting charitable activities that involve the potential return of capital within an established time frame.

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