Alliance Healthcare Foundation Announces 19 Recipients of 2016 Mission Support Grant Program

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Planned Parenthood, Voices for Children, and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) are among the 19 recipients from San Diego and Imperial County selected for AHF’s 2016 Mission Support Grant program.

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“Our Mission Support Grant program benefits nonprofits in the San Diego and Imperial Counties that serve the underserved—the poor, working poor, homeless, and children and focus on health and wellness,” Nancy Sasaki said.

For the seventh consecutive year, Alliance Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has awarded Mission Support Grants to nonprofit organizations committed to advancing health and wellness in San Diego and Imperial Counties. AHF Executive Director Nancy Sasaki and AHF Program Officer Michele Silverthorn announced the recipients to the public Monday, March 7, 2016.

Through the Mission Support Grant (MSG) program, AHF aims to catalyze real, sustainable change by funding organizations that advance health and wellness for those in need. The 2016 Mission Support Grant amounts range from $25,000 to $100,000 per recipient, totaling $1 million.

Grants are awarded to nonprofits in San Diego and Imperial Counties who serve the following populations: People Under 250% of poverty, Uninsured and underinsured, children and homeless individuals and families.

“Our Mission Support Grants program provides core operating support to recipients,” said AHF Board Chair Elizabeth Dreicer. “This means these 19 organizations can leverage the funding as they see fit, allowing them to apply the grant in a way that best facilitates the advancement of health and wellness in the community.”

The 2016 recipients in San Diego County are: CHIP (Community Health Improvement Partners), Dreams for Change, ElderHelp, Just in Time for Foster Youth, Multicultural Health Foundation, Neighborhood House, PATH (People Assisting The Homeless), Planned Parenthood, Reality Changers, San Diego County Medical Society Foundation, San Diego Rescue Mission, Somali Family Service, U C San Diego’s Student-Run Free Clinic, and Voices for Children.

In Imperial County, the 2016 Mission Support Grant recipients are: Cancer Resource Center of the Desert, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Imperial County, Imperial County Food Bank, Imperial Valley Homeless Task Force, and Neighborhood House of Calexico.

The recipients were selected February 26, 2016, after a detailed application and selection process that began in fall 2015.

“Our Mission Support Grant program benefits nonprofits in the San Diego and Imperial Counties that serve the underserved—the poor, working poor, homeless, and children and focus on health and wellness,” Sasaki said. “We’re honored to support these 19 grantees as they continue to impact these vulnerable populations in beneficial, innovative ways.”

The Mission Support Grant program is one of Alliance Healthcare Foundation’s three funding programs. In 2015, AHF awarded $3,309,431 through the Mission Support Grants, the Innovation Initiative Award, and Responsive Grants, an increase from 2014’s $2,989,899 and 2013’s $2,330,396.

To learn more about Alliance Healthcare Foundation’s Mission Support Grant program, visit http://AllianceHF.org/grants/mission-support/.

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About Alliance Healthcare Foundation

Alliance Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is a San Diego-based nonprofit which works with nonprofit, government and community agencies to advance health and wellness throughout the San Diego and Imperial Counties. AHF works to serve the most vulnerable – the poor, working poor, children and homeless by providing grants, advocacy and education to support its region.

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To learn more about AHF’s grantees, visit their Grantee Page.

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