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Community Giving


Our COVID-19 Response to Our Nonprofit Partners

On March 18, 2020 the District Board of Directors voted to deploy up to $3 million dollars in grants to its current nonprofit Caring Community and Healthy Schools Initiative (HSI) partners that provide safety net services to our most vulnerable District residents. To date, we have already awarded the entire $500,000 set aside for the first round of emergency grants among 19 partners and $100,000 in emergency loans. Our intention is to deploy funds quickly and efficiently to enhance agency response efforts during this rapidly evolving situation and to assure alignment with what’s needed while remaining agile and adaptable. We are currently accepting applications for our second round of emergency grants by invitation only. Please direct any questions to Jenny Bratton at jbratton@seq.org

Caring Community Grants

Each year, SHD provides grants through our competitive Caring Community Grants program, ranging from $10,000 to 150,000 to local non-profits that offer health services to District residents. On May 6, 2020, SHD Board approved of the Grants Committee’s recommendation to award $3 million for the 2020-21 grants cycle. 

SHD Board of Directors approves Priority Funding Areas based on current and projected community health needs and variable funding resources. A Grants Review Committee consisting of local leaders knowledgeable in areas of community health read all applications and make recommendations for funding. Grantees are required to make mid-year and end-of year reports detailing how they used funds to positively impact the health of District residents. 

2020-21 CC GRANTS-NEW!


Healthy Schools Initiative Grants

SHD provides one-year competitive grants to community-based organizations to support health programs in local school districts. Our Healthy Schools Initiative grants provides funding for programs that address a wide range of important health areas. These health areas include: social emotional support services, preventive education/health screening, physical education/activity, and nutrition education.

School-based Grants

SHD currently funds community agencies to work in approximately 50 schools in 8 local school districts. For the 2020-21 grant cycle timeline, click below on the 2020-21 HSI Grant Info.

Mini Grants

The Mini Grants are awarded on a rolling basis to fund students and/or teachers with student-centered health and wellness projects that can be implemented in the class-room or school wide. We are always looking for new innovative programs to fund! 



For assistance with grant information and applications please contact Jenny Bratton, Manager of Grants and Programs at (650) 421-2155 x 207 or jbratton@seqhd.org.