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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.

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.

Apply for Funding

The grant application cycle for 2018-2019 is now closed. If your organization applied for financial support for a program that fosters health in our community, notification of award or denial will occur by late June 2018.

The 2019 – 2020 grant application will be posted in mid- to late January 2019. For questions or concerns, please contact

There were two types of funding available the 2018-2019 application year: 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.

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