Alliance Healthcare Foundation 2012: The Year in Review

A year of inspiration, progress and gratitude for all of us at Alliance Healthcare Foundation.

In 2012, Alliance Healthcare Foundation awarded more than $2,100,000 total through Mission Support Grants, Innovation Initiative Grants and Responsive Grants, an increase from 2011 when we awarded nearly $1,800,000 in grants.

Our 2012 Mission Support grantees are focusing on the following populations:

• 100% focus on poor populations
• 94% focus on the underinsured / uninsured
• 81% focus on children / youth
• 75% focus on homelessness / homeless

And 69% of our grantees focus on all four strategic priority areas.

2012 Alliance Healthcare Foundation Grants Recipients

In 2012, our Mission Support Grant recipients received more than $1,000,000 in funding. See below to learn more about each of our truly outstanding recipients

1. AHF-Home-Bayside3-Thumbnail2-1-1 San Diego ($31,580) – 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.
2. A New PATH ($63,158) – A New PATH works to reduce the stigma associated with addictive illness through education and compassionate support, and to advocate for therapeutic rather than punitive drug policies.
3. Bayside Community Center ($31,580) – Bayside Community Center empowers our diverse community to improve its quality of life through services, education, and advocacy.
4. ElderHelp of San Diego ($100,000) – ElderHelp provides personalized services and information for San Diego’s growing population of seniors to help them remain independent and live with dignity in their own homes.
5. Environmental Health Coalition ($100,000) – Environmental Health Coalition (EHC) builds grassroots campaigns to confront the unjust consequences of toxic pollution, discriminatory land use, and unsustainable energy policies.
6. Horn of Africa ($100,000) – Horn of Africa provides culturally and linguistically appropriate support services, promoting successful integration, physical and emotional health and well-being, among the African refugee population in San Diego.
7. Neighborhood House Association ($31,580) – Neighborhood House Association is designed to develop children, families and future leaders of our communities through empowerment, education and wellness.
8. AHF-Home-NHA-ThumbnailOperation Samahan ($63,158) – Operation Samahan is a community health center that emerged within the Filipino community over the last thirty years.
9. San Diego Organizing Project ($31,580) – San Diego Organizing Project (SDOP) is a faith-based community organization which has united people throughout the county since 1979.
10. San Diego Youth Services ($63,158) – 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.
11. Shakti Rising ($94,737) – Shakti Rising is a social change organization transforming the lives of women, girls, and the larger community.
12. Somali Family Service ($100,000) – 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.
13. St. Vincent De Paul ($31,580) – St. Vincent De Paul is designed to help our neighbors in need break the cycle of homelessness and poverty by promoting self-sufficiency through an innovative continuum of services, multi-disciplinary programs, and partnerships.
AHF-Home-UCSDStudentClinic-Thumbnail14. Survivors of Torture, International ($31,580) – Survivors of Torture, International was founded in 1997 to build a healing community for survivors of politically motivated torture who are living in San Diego County.
15. UC San Diego Owen Clinic ($63,158) – 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.
16. UC San Diego Student-Run Free Clinic ($63,158) – 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.

2012 Responsive Grant Recipients

With an annual $250,000 pool of capital, AHF distributed funds to organizations for a variety of responsive needs including:

  • Homeless “Point in Time” Count – an annual event mandated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development designed to ensure continued funding for programs that address homelessness. Hundreds of volunteers in San Diego County, and across the country, rise before dawn to count the number of both sheltered and unsheltered men, women and children.
  • A planning grant for a student-run food bank focused on nutrition and culinary exercises
  • Funds to purchase additional food to replenish supplies
  • A planning grant for a domestic violence hot-line
  • Continuation funds for services to low-income tuberculosis (TB) patients
  • Funding to purchase supplies and equipment for a children’s home

Population in % in San Diego and Imperial Counties as compared to population receiving AHF grants.

Now that the new year has arrived, we look forward to identifying new San Diego and Imperial County-based nonprofits, and government and community agencies that are enhancing the lives of our regions poor, working poor, children and homeless living in San Diego.

Here’s to a happy, healthy and successful 2013 from all of us at Alliance Healthcare Foundation!


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