Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Grants for Medically Underserved

Alliance Healthcare Foundation (AHF), a local nonprofit and independent healthcare foundation in the San Diego region will provide “Mission Support Grants” to agencies in San Diego and Imperial Counties. The plan is to streamline the funding process and to fund up to $1,000,000 this year with individual grants up to 100,000. The first grants under this new program will be awarded March 2011.

The “Mission Support Grants Program is an invitational program. Qualifying agencies must be operationally stable with strong leadership and have demonstrated their commitment to increasing the capacity of the healthcare delivery system for the poor, working poor, and the homeless population of San Diego.

AHF has been a source of funding for the San Diego area for nearly two decades. Over this time, AHF has dedicated over $44 million and leveraged an additional $41 million towards the most pressing health issues in the region.

Their efforts are directed to:

• Helping the poor and the medically underserved
• Fill the gaps in the system that are not being addressed
• Lead through innovative grantmaking and advocacy

AHF is trying to increase access to healthcare with a focus on increasing the capacity and coordination of the healthcare delivery system through advocacy, information technology, workflow improvements and innovation in order to improve health outcomes. The Alliance is looking for innovative solutions to use technology to identify and adopt the best practice care models in and outside of San Diego.

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