i2 Innovation Initiative Grant

Alliance Healthcare Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to US $1,000,000

Anticipated deadline: May 30, 2019

Applicant type: Indigenous Group For-Profit Business Nonprofit Government Entity

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in California: Imperial County, San Diego County

Location of residency: United States

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Alliance Healthcare Foundation

We believe wellness is a state of complete physical, mental, spiritual, economic and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Society, community, neighborhood, and family are collectively responsible for creating an environment of health and wellness. Wellness is personal and not the same for everyone. Individuals need information and support to make positive choices for more successful existence. 

We invest and fund projects and organizations whose programs benefit the most vulnerable in San Diego and Imperial counties. We accomplish this work through funding, convening and advocacy, with funders, nonprofit, social enterprises, government and community agencies to advance health and wellness. 

i2 Innovation Initiative

Also referred to as “venture philanthropy” — based on the thesis that innovation capital (often high risk, high reward) is needed to transform the current paradigm (high cost and poor outcomes) and improve quality, increase capacity and reduce costs.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Who can apply?
    • AHF makes grants to nonprofit organizations and public agencies that advance the health and wellness of the vulnerable populations in San Diego & Imperial Counties.
    • For i2, applicants may be a social enterprise, nonprofit, B Corp or for-profit.
    • We provide funding to organizations exclusively
  • The project must initially benefit the vulnerable populations in San Diego and/or Imperial County.
    • We do not require that the headquarters of the organization be physically in either county.
    • Additionally, we have funded a number of projects whose benefits have scaled beyond the region, including state and national.


  • What we do not fund.
    • Projects and programs outside the San Diego & Imperial Counties 
    • Research
    • Lobbying
    • Underwriting of medical expenses
    • Construction or renovation
    • The purchase of costly equipment
    • Sponsorship of development activities, such as capital campaigns or annual fund drives
    • Projects or proposals from individuals
    • Organizations that do not have 501(c)(3) status