HSI Grants FAQs
Any 501–c3 organization, government agency, individual school or school district that provide school-based health programs or services at schools located inside our geographic boundaries.
We cover most of central and southern San Mateo County, specifically the municipalities of Atherton, Belmont, the southern third of Foster City, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Redwood City, Redwood Shores, San Carlos and Woodside, along with the unincorporated area around North Fair Oaks.
The school districts are: Belmont-Redwood Shores, San Carlos, Redwood City, Woodside Elementary, Portola Valley, Menlo Park City, Las Lomitas, and Sequoia Union.
Yes, we fund charter schools that serve our residents. As a general rule, we do not fund private schools.
Yes, if services are provided at schools within our boundaries or if our residents (students, families) travel to schools outside our borders to access those services.
This year, the maximum grant is $50,000. In past years most requests ranged between $10,000 and $50,000.
An organization may apply for up to 3 grants, but may only be funded for two. Each application must be for a separate program. Maximum of $50,000 per grant.
Yes, if you are providing a school-based program or service and also a non-school based program or service.
We welcome collaborative applications, especially if the proposed collaboration will maximize benefits and reduce costs.
The Healthy Schools Initiative will not provide a grant for program services that take place outside of a school setting as we have a separate grants program for non-school based services. We will also not fund capital equipment, building construction, or vehicles. The District also will not fund any program that discriminates against any resident due to race, religion, age, gender, sexual preference or any other similar status.
Final decisions will be made no later than mid-May. The decision will either be a recommendation for full funding, partial funding or no funding. The recommendation goes to the District Board for final approval at the June Board meeting, which you are welcome to attend. Our regular Board meetings are open to the public.
Funds will be available the first week of July. At that time, you will receive fifty percent of the total, and the second payment will be made to you after you successfully complete a mid-year progress report, due in January.
The District restricts these expenses to no more than 15 percent of your grant.