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GRANT: Alliance Healthcare Foundation Opens Call for Multi-year, Unrestricted, Core Operating Mission Support Grant Applications

Post Date:06/29/2023 4:57 PM

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By Karen Winston, Communications Director, Alliance Health Foundation

San Diego, CA. June 29, 2023. Alliance Healthcare Foundation announces the opening of its grant application period of Mission Support funding (three-year, unrestricted, core operating support) for eligible San Diego nonprofits serving underserved and marginalized communities in San Diego County.

The Mission Support grant funding ranges from $25,000 to $100,000 per recipient annually for up to three years. Organizations may use the funds in a way that best meets the most pressing needs of the clients they serve. The total Mission Support grant funding is $900,000 per year with a total of $2.7 million over three years.

Alliance Healthcare Foundation’s mission is to advance health and wellness for vulnerable populations in San Diego through a health equity lens. We prioritize our Mission Support grant funding in communities with the greatest social and health inequities and with grantee partners whose efforts are led or informed by the communities they serve. With this intent, we will be grounded in racial disparity data through our grant and decision-making practices.

“Supporting great organizations is vital to our mission. Through our Mission Support grant program, Alliance aims to provide funding to organizations that align with our mission to advance health equity with an explicit focus on underserved and marginalized communities and specifically communities of color,” stated Sarah Lyman, Executive Director, Alliance Healthcare Foundation. “We’re seeking partners with strong leadership in eliminating equity gaps and addressing social determinants of health.”

2024 San Diego Mission Support Grant Applications Schedule


Applications open:    July 5, 2023 (8:00am PST)
Applications close:    September 15, 2023 (5:00pm PST)
Decisions and disbursements:    January 2024

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About Alliance Healthcare Foundation. We work to advance health and wellness for the most vulnerable in San Diego and Imperial counties through collaborative funding, convening and advocacy. 

We envision a San Diego and Imperial County region where equitable health resources lead to universal health and well-being. We believe wellness is a state of complete physical, mental, spiritual, economic and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. 
We currently operate a funding and investment portfolio organized into four strategic areas:

1. Addressing Root Causes, by addressing the systems that create health and wealth inequities through programs focused on guaranteed income, affordable housing, and workforce pathways.

2. Supporting the Safety Net, by investing in programs that support people building a better future for themselves and their families. Grant programs include the 2024 Mission Support and capacity building funding.

3. Advancing Sustainable Innovation, by investing in sustainable solutions to solve our most intractable health and wellness challenges, through the Innovation Initiative (i2) $1 Million Challenge Grant and initiatives such as Imperial Valley Wellness Foundation and various activities aimed at healthcare transformation.

4. Impact Investing, which activates our investment portfolio through debt or equity investments aimed at generating a greater social return than is possible with our grantmaking portfolio alone.

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