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El Camino Healthcare District (ECHD) Community Benefit

The El Camino Healthcare District has consistently invested in the health of the community by committing resources to a variety of programs and services that benefit our community through education, prevention, and support.

What Is Community Benefit

El Camino Healthcare District makes a major contribution to our community through a yearly allocation of funds to programs that serve residents who live, work, or go to school in the District. Funding is available through grant and sponsorship opportunities.

What We Fund

The El Camino Healthcare District uses information from the most recent Community Health Needs Assessment to inform the Community Benefit grant making process, which is described in the District’s annual Community Benefit Plan. The Community Health Needs Assessment is conducted by El Camino Hospital in collaboration with six other non-profit hospitals, Santa Clara County Public Health Department, the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation. The health needs identified in the 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment are mapped to the following three priority areas:

  • Healthy Body
  • Healthy Mind
  • Healthy Community

View the most recent Community Health Needs Assessment (PDF).

Where We Fund

Selected applicants will serve residents in the El Camino Healthcare District. The District includes the cities of Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Sunnyvale, and a portion of Cupertino.

Grant Program

Each year, the Community Benefit Program of El Camino Healthcare District provides program grants to nonprofits and public organizations that serve the residents of our area.

Learn more about how to apply.