The Real Impact of Mission Support Grants
Learn from those who have partnered with AHF
Since 2010, Mission Support Grants have provided core operating support to nonprofits advancing health and wellness for the most vulnerable in San Diego and Imperial Counties—those under 250% of the federal poverty level, un/underinsured people, children, and the homeless. Through this funding, AHF aims to catalyze real, sustainable change by funding organizations that advance health and wellness for these underserved populations.
Read about the impact of the Mission Support Grants here, directly from previous grantees in our community:
“The Chula Vista Community Collaborative (CVCC) is proud to have been selected as one of last year’s Mission Support grantees. We’ve been thrilled and very grateful for this wonderful opportunity. The CVCC serves as a safety net for our community and assists the most vulnerable families in Chula Vista and the South Bay. CVCC has been able to use our grant money to increase outreach to the community to ensure families know where they can access eligible services. Last year, our Family Resource Centers served 3,708 families and provided thousands of services to these families, including food, gift cards, benefit application assistance, clothing, holiday assistance, case management, and much more. The grant from Alliance Healthcare Foundation allows the CVCC to continue to reach vulnerable families who can really use the help.”
Margarita Holguin, Executive Director, Chula Vista Community Collaborative
“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 AHF’s work to increase health equity in our community.”
Healy Vigderson, Former Executive Director, Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center
“Thanks largely to the Alliance Healthcare Foundation’s Mission Support Grant, CASA, along with our community stakeholders, has significantly reduced the number of children being over-prescribed psychotropic medications. The local juvenile court has implemented new measures and protocols to ensure psychotropic medications are monitored with the tightest scrutiny, using some of the most stringent guidelines that truly safeguard the child’s best interests. The collaborative is unique and now being modeled by other counties to ensure foster children’s health and wellness are a top priority. This social change could not have taken place without the initial funding from Alliance Healthcare Foundation.”
Alex Cardenas, Executive Director, Court Appointed Special Advocates of Imperial County
“The level of trust and understanding in our partnership with Alliance Healthcare Foundation really models what mission-driven collaboration looks like. It allows us to be more responsive to the evolving needs of the transitioning foster youth we serve each and every day because our focus on doing what’s needed is supported by AHF. We’re encouraged to spend our time thinking about what works, not what’s likely to get funded.”
Don Wells, Executive Director, Just in Time for Foster Youth
If you think your nonprofit advances health and wellness for the most vulnerable—those under 250% of the federal poverty level, un/underinsured people, children, and the homeless, apply for a Mission Support Grant today.
If you have any questions about the application process, contact AHF Senior Director of Programs Michele Silverthorn at 858.875.3305 or via email at MSilverthorn@AllianceHF.org. Michele has office hours Wednesday, October 25 from 1 to 2 pm and on Wednesday, November 1 from 9 am to 11 am to discuss Mission Support grants. Give us a shout!