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2018 Responsive Grants Program

Sierra Health Foundation

Deadline passed. Most recent deadline: 3/19/2018. Through the Responsive Grants Program, Sierra Health Foundation will invest in communities and organizations that promote health and racial equity to address health disparities and the social determinants of health. Sierra Health Foundation has a broad definition of health, believing there is much more to health than health care. Health is influenced by many factors, including socioeconomic conditions, environment, education, income, housing, neighborhood safety and other drivers of health outcomes – factors that have come to be known as the Social Determinants of Health. Where we live, work and play has a significant influence on our health. Health equity means achieving the highest possible standard of health for all people and giving special attention to the needs of those at greatest risk of poor health, based on social conditions. Racial equity “is the condition that would be achieved if one’s racial identity no longer predicted, in a statistical sense, how one fares.

Funding Amount
Up to $15,000
Matching Funds
Nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are designated a 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2) organization. Sierra Health Foundation also will fund public agencies. Fiscal sponsors for entities that are not qualifying 501(c)(3) nonprofits are eligible to apply. Fiscal sponsors may apply on behalf of more than one organization or collaborative group. For applicants that are not fiscal sponsors, only one grant proposal per eligible 501(c)(3) organization or public agency will be considered.

Proposed projects or activities must benefit people living in one or more of the 26 counties of Sierra Health Foundation’s funding region (see map).