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List of 2013-14 Grants

2013-14 Caring Community Grantees

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A total $1.335 million in grants for 29 nonprofit healthcare agencies, in the average amount of $47,000, was approved by Sequoia Healthcare District directors on April 3, 2013. This funding represents about 13 percent of Sequoia Healthcare District’s more than $10 million in total community support, but has an outsized impact on the district’s most vulnerable populations homebound seniors, infants and children who would otherwise not receive healthcare, the hungry and homeless of all ages. Selection is a competitive, months-long process involving a volunteer district Grants Committee that includes two members of the Sequoia Healthcare District Board of Directors and community leaders. Grantees are required to complete detailed applications specifying program intent and quantifiable goals that include number of Sequoia Healthcare District residents served. All applications are available for public inspection at Sequoia Healthcare District offices. This is the 13th grant cycle for the Caring Community program, which in total has returned approximately $27 million to the community. Sequoia Healthcare District directly assists more 40,000 women, children and seniors in the district, which includes the cities of Atherton, Belmont, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Carlos, Woodside, and portions of San Mateo and Foster City from Skyline Boulevard to the Bay. By category of service, the 2013-14 awardees are:

 Food  $310,000

Food distribution:

  • Second Harvest Food Bank ($100,000) supporting food distribution at locations near families with children under 18 who may otherwise go hungry

Feeding programs:

 Seniors  $315,000

Adult day care:

  • Peninsula Volunteers/Rosener House ($50,000) supporting an adult day care facility to prevent premature hospitalization and institutionalization of the elderly and those with disabilities; and
  • Catholic Charities ($50,000) for programs for frail elders, including those with dementia and Alzheimer’s, at San Carlos Adult Day Services



  • Ombudsman Services ($50,000) for oversight of long-term care facilities and advocacy and mediation of potential elder abuse


  • Mission Hospice ($25,000) for the Transitions program providing palliative and end-of-life care through a combination of volunteer and professional services

Health Benefits:

  • US Senior Vets ($40,000) for programs assisting military veterans in receiving Veterans Administration benefits to which they are entitled by virtue of combat or other service

 Drug and Alcohol   $135,000


Family Support:

  • Adapt Foundation ($10,000) for weekly workshops for those whose lives are impacted by drug or alcohol addiction

 Youth  $365,000


  • Adolescent Counseling Services ($20,000) for affordable outpatient mental health assessment, treatment and education for teens and their families;
  • StarVista ($75,000) for Daybreak, a transitional living program for homeless, runaway and former foster youth aged 16-21



  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) ($40,000) to recruit, train and support adult community volunteers assigned to mentor youth in the foster care and delinquency systems;
  • Friends for Youth ($30,000) for the Whole Health for Youth Project serving children aged 8 to 17, the majority of them from impoverished families, who are at risk of physical and mental health problems

 Other  $210,000

Domestic violence:

Developmental disabilities:

  • PARCA ($10,000) for nutrition, physical activity and behavioral plans and programs for disabled residents of the Cedar, Horizons and Alameda residential facilities,
  • Caminar ($40,000) for the Bridges to Wellness program for closer coordination between health care and mental health providers of clients with severe mental illness

Reproductive health education:

  • Planned Parenthood ($30,000) for family planning and education services for North Fair Oaks residents via the Mar Monte Mobile Van