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El Camino Healthcare District (ECHD) Grant Program

Each year, the El Camino Healthcare District's Community Benefit Program provides grants to non-profits, school districts, and government-funded programs that serve individuals who live, work, or go to school in the District. Click here to view a map of the District.

Now Accepting Applications

Apply for Funding

El Camino Healthcare District is now accepting applications for the FY19 grant cycle. The FY19 grant cycle spans July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019. Grant notification will occur by mid to late June, 2018. There are two types of funding available: Small Grants and Program Grants.

Small Grants
El Camino Healthcare District is accepting FY19 Small Grant Applications. These grants are available to organizations with annual operating budgets of less than $1 million. Requests of up to $25,000 will be considered. Compared to Program Grants, Small Grants have a shorter application and require fewer reporting requirements.

Program Grants
El Camino Healthcare District is accepting FY19 Program Grant applicaitons. These grants are available to organizations requesting funding for programs that address identified health needs within the funding priorities. Award sizes vary depending on community need and program scope.

Apply Online

FY19 Grant Application is now using an online form available here:


Applicants will also need to download the Budget Template Form (Microsoft Excel) and upload the completed form in the “Budget” section of the online application.

The Grant Application Guide (PDF) can also be downloaded and be used as a helpful tool to access, complete and submit the FY19 Grant Application.

For more information please contact the Community Benefit Department at

Funding Priorities
The El Camino Healthcare District's Community Benefit Program has identified three key funding priorities:

  • Healthy Body
  • Healthy Mind
  • Healthy Community

Criteria for Selecting Programs
Programs must address an unmet health need and align with one of the funding priorities listed above. Grantee organizations must be a nonprofit, government-sponsored health program, school district, or community coalition with a history of service to the community. Programs should be effective, open to collaboration, efficient, and capable of demonstrating measurable success.

Review Process
Community Benefit staff review and recommend potential grants to determine which are best suited to impact unmet health needs. The staff review each potential grantee's service, measurement systems, personnel, and budgets. Recommendations are then evaluated by the Community Benefit Advisory Council, which consists of individuals representing the El Camino Healthcare District Board of Directors, public health, schools, community service agencies, and physicians. The El Camino Healthcare District Board of Directors reviews the annual cohort of recommend grants based upon documented needs, best practices, and projected volume and impact metrics, and votes to approve the annual Community Benefit Plan. 

Grant Program
Key Dates

Grant Application Released
January 16, 2018

Grant Application Submission
Thursday, February 22, 2018

Review of Proposals
February – May, 2018

Grant Notification
Mid to late-June 2018