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Caring Community Grants

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Each year, Sequoia Healthcare District provides Caring Community grants to local non-profits and government organizations that provide crucial health services for the residents of our area. These grants serve collectively approximately 30,000 residents. Additionally, the District also funds community health clinics and several other health services, including school-based health programs.

Funding priorities are based on current and projected community health needs and variable funding resources. The Community Grants priority funding areas have been identified as:

  • Active and Healthy Living
  • Preventive Health and Safety Services
  • Access to Treatment (e.g., mental health, substance use)



Grants Timeline

FEB*LETTER OF INTENT (LOI) DUE February 14th (Valentine's Day) by 5pm
APR*FULL APPLICATION DUE April 15th (Tax Day) by 5pm
MAY*The Grants Review Committee will meet to discuss full applications in mid-May.
JUN*Board to vote on grants recommendations at the June Board Meeting
DEC*MID-YEAR REPORTS DUE December 31st by 5pm (only for brand new 1-years)
FEB**Second half of grant funding upon successful completion and acceptance of mid-term report and possible site visit
JUN**END-YEAR REPORTS DUE June 30th by 5pm (required for ALL 2-years)

*Grant Cycle Year
**Following Year

District Service Area

Group 1 & Group 2 Zip Codes

Most of the central and southern parts of San Mateo County are within SHD boundaries. Zip code and precinct information is used to determine District residency. The District map was established in 1946 and is no longer consistent with current zip code maps. Therefore, we have grouped the zip codes that we serve into two categories:

Group 1 Zip Codes 

100% of the residents of those zip codes live in District boundaries.

Group 1 zip codes include:

  • 94028 (Portola Valley)
  • 94062 (Woodside)
  • 94027 (Atherton)
  • 94070 (San Carlos)
  • 94061, 94063, 94065 (RWC/Redwood Shores)
  • 94002 (Belmont)
Group 2 Zip Codes 

Some of the residents of these zip codes live in Sequoia Healthcare District and some do not.

Group 2 zip codes include:

  • 94025 (Menlo Park)
  • 94404 (Foster City)
  • 94403 (San Mateo)

In the Letter of Intent, Group 1 and Group 2 zip codes are presented and you are asked to provide the percent of clients you plan to serve within each zip code. We will compare the percent of SHD residents to be served against the percent of your overall program budget for which you request funding.

If the percentage of SHD residents to be served in Group 1 zip codes is equal to or more than the percent of your funding request, further discussion will not likely be needed. However, if the percentage of clients you plan to serve in Group 1 zip codes is less than the percent of funding you are requesting, then further investigation and information about Group 2 zip codes will be necessary.

Please give critical thought to these numbers. For those funded, we will also ask you to report at mid-term and end-of–year by clients served by these groupings.