Caring Community Grants
Each year, SHD provides grants through our competitive Caring Community Grants program, ranging from $10,000 to 1o0,000 to local non-profits that offer health services to District residents. Annually, about 50 grants are awarded with an average award amount of $50,000.
SHD Board of Directors approves funding priorities 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.
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.
For the 2018-19 school year, the Board of Directors approved 26 grants totaling $640,000 to agencies to work in approximately 50 schools in the 8 local school districts.
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!