Centinela Valley Medical & Community Funds - Integration, Collaboration, Advocacy

California Community Foundation

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Grant amount: More than US $100,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit Indigenous Group Government Entity

Funding uses: Behavioral, Biomedical, Education / Outreach, Project / Program, General Operating Expense

Location of project: Los Angeles County, California

Location of residency: Preferred: Los Angeles County, California Other eligible locations: United States

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NOTE: If you feel your organization aligns with our objectives, contact the appropriate program officer to arrange a phone meeting to discuss your organization and programs. Please do not submit a letter of intent (LOI) without first having a conversation with a program officer, who can help determine if your organization is a fit with CCF’s strategies and shape your approach.


The California Community Foundation is seeking letters of interest for grants supporting work in improving healthcare access, disease prevention and community engagement around health issues in South L.A.’s Centinela Valley.

Please also review our overall Centinela Valley Medical & Community Funds strategy and general eligibility requirements before deciding to submit.

Strategies & Outcomes

To promote and improve the health and quality of life of children and adults living in the Centinela Valley, the foundation focuses on grants to organizations that address the following topics:

  • Increasing integration of medical, dental, vision, mental health and substance use prevention, care and treatment services
  • Facilitating cross-sector and regional systems collaboration among L.A. County public sector partners, nonprofit hospital/health systems, other nonprofits, and community partners to address the root causes of racial/ethnic health disparities including but not limited to immigration status.
  • Supporting health policy/advocacy efforts that promote universal access to and utilization of health coverage, services and other public benefits

Use of Funds

The funds can be used for core support, programs and services, projects, pilots and medical research.

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


  • At least 90 percent of individuals who would be served by the proposed program must reside in these zip codes:
    • 90001, 90002, 90003, 90008, 90011, 90016, 90018, 90037, 90043, 90044, 90045, 90047, 90059, 90061, 90062, 90220, 90245, 90249, 90250, 90260, 90301, 90302, 90303, 90304 and 90305.
  • Eligible organizations are:
    • Nonprofit agencies with evidence of tax-exempt status under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and not classified as a private foundation. Nonprofit hospitals and nonprofits with health as a focus of their mission can apply for the funds. Each year approximately $2 million is available for grants to hospitals and less than $1 million is available for grants to other eligible nonprofits.
    • Located within and primarily serving residents of Los Angeles County, except for regional, statewide or national public policy efforts that may benefit a substantial portion of the local population
    • Operated and organized so that they do not discriminate in the hiring of staff or in providing services on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin or disability


  • CCF prioritizes organizations with an office in Los Angeles County.
    • While we have funded advocacy organizations that served L.A. County, but are primarily headquartered in Sacramento and D.C., we have found that local community issues have a better chance of being addressed long term by those who are deeply embedded in the local community.


  • Grants cannot be used for:
    • an annual fundraising campaign
    • the direct assistance of an individual
    • the sponsorship of a one-time, special event
    • an endowment
    • existing obligations, or to replenish other resources used to pay for such expenses
    • equipment other than what could be considered integral to accomplishing a stated organizational objective
    • sectarian purposes, i.e., programs that promote or require a religious doctrine
  • Grants cannot be used to:
    • fund or support political organizations or campaigns
    • fund feature films, documentaries and/or video projects