Each year, El Camino Hospital’s Community Benefit Program provides grants to nonprofits, school districts, and government-funded programs that serve residents in the hospital community.
El Camino Hospital's Community Benefit Program has identified four key funding priorities:
- Healthcare Access
- Mental Health
- Healthy Eating and Physical Activity
- Community Health Education/Health Literacy
Criteria for Selecting Programs
Programs must address an unmet health need and align with one of the funding priorities listed above. Grantee organizations must be a nonprofit, government-sponsored health program, school district, or community coalition with a history of service to the community. Programs should be effective, open to collaboration, efficient, and capable of demonstrating measurable success.
Community Benefit staff review and recommend potential grants to determine which are best suited to impact unmet health needs. The staff review each potential grantee’s service, measurement systems, personnel, and budgets. Recommendations are then evaluated by the Community Benefit Advisory Council, which consists of community members with a broad range of knowledge regarding health disparities in the local community. The El Camino Hospital Board of Directors reviews the annual cohort of recommend grants based upon documented needs, best practices, and projected volume and impact metrics, and votes to approve the annual Community Benefit Plan at the June Board meeting.
Grant Application Cycle: 2015-2016
El Camino Hospital provides grants to fund programs and activities that serve the health needs of residents in the wider hospital community. Grant funds must be used solely for program/activity-related expenses and applicants will be required to prepare a detailed grant budget as part of the application. Grant reporting includes quarterly metric updates, a 6-month report, and a final report. Grant awards typically range from $50,000 to $100,000.
Download the grant application here:
El Camino Hospital 2015-2016 Community Benefit Grant Program Application
Please contact: CommunityBenefit_ECH@elcaminohospital.org