Community Health Grants

About Us

In 2016 and 2017, the Marin Healthcare District will fund Marin General Hospital for mental health services. No other Community Health Grants will be awarded at this time.

Applications for 2018 will be accepted early fall 2017. 

POLICY

The purposes of Marin Healthcare District include the promotion of actions to provide healthcare services in the community. The District is not a grants agency, but may make selected grants for qualifying health care programs as funds are available for such purposes.

The Marin Healthcare District may from time to time make grants to health care programs which promote the purpose of the District to enhance the provision of adequate health services to residents of the District.

Any grants made by the District are discretionary. Grant approvals are usually on a onetime basis preferably with a one-year term, and shall not create priority consideration for grantees as to any future grant funds. Decisions shall be subject to availability of District funds.

PROCESS

Each year, the Marin Healthcare District Board invites a limited number of proposals (typically one to three) from targeted organizations for its funding of Community Health Grants. Grant requests must meet the eligibility and restrictions outlined below. All eligible grant requests will be reviewed by the Board for consideration. The Board may choose to solicit input from Marin County leaders (Director of Marin County Department of Health & Human Services, Director of the Marin Community Foundation, etc.) and key stakeholders as appropriate. Grantees will be required to report on their progress twice; once at mid-year and again at the end of the year.

ELIGIBILITY AND RESTRICTIONS

Marin Healthcare District provides financial support to local nonprofit and public health and human service organizations that serve vulnerable communities in Marin for health related programs or issues. Only nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations and public agencies are eligible.

Community Health Grant Criteria:

  • The project/organization should address an identified medical/health-related need.
  • The project/organization must be established in the community; financial support is not available for start-ups.
  • The project/organization must benefit the residents of Marin County

Community Health Grants are generally NOT awarded for:

  • Arts programs
  • Cultural events
  • Schools
  • Formal athletic programs, such as sports teams or leagues
  • Fundraising activities
  • Annual fund drives
  • Building or capital campaigns
  • Individuals
  • Religious organizations (religious purposes or exclusive benefit of their members)
  • Political campaigns