Mission Support Grant

Alliance Healthcare Foundation

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Grant amount: US $25,000 - US $100,000

Deadline: Mar 15, 2019

Applicant type: Nonprofit Government Entity College / University

Funding uses: Applied Project / Program, Education / Outreach

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

Location of residency: United States

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Alliance Healthcare Foundation’s grant-making activities focus strategically on funding organizations whose programs benefit the poor, uninsured and underinsured, children and the homeless. 

Alliance Healthcare Foundation’s grant-making activities focus strategically on funding organizations whose programs benefit the poor, uninsured and underinsured, children and the homeless. Programs should advance health and wellness for these vulnerable populations and may include improving access to primary and specialty care, mental health, and substance abuse services through the use of innovative and collaborative methods to get real results. 

We are committed to serving the most vulnerable populations in the San Diego & Imperial Counties through funding projects and programs that address access to healthcare, with a focus on increasing the capacity and coordination of the healthcare delivery system.

Mission Investments

Based on the belief that trusting those closest to our constituents and providing core operating support for great organizations will best advance our mission.

Mission Support funding ranges from $25,000 to $100,000 per recipient, totaling $1 million annually. Organizations can use the funds we provide as they see fit, allowing them to apply the funds in a way that best meets the most pressing needs of the people they serve.

“Mission investments” or “program-related investments” (PRIs) are investments made by foundations and other mission-based organizations to further their philanthropic goals.

Mission Investments cover two distinct categories of investments:
  • To have a positive social or environmental impact while contributing to the foundation’s long-term financial stability and growth; or
  • To achieve specific program objectives while they may earn a below-market financial return.

Alliance Healthcare Foundation may make Mission Investments to further some aspect of our mission to advance health and wellness for the most vulnerable— the poor, uninsured and underinsured, children and the homeless in San Diego & Imperial Counties.

This program is in addition to our annual funding opportunities when the circumstances of the request suggest an alternative form of financing, when the borrower has the potential for generating income to repay a loan, and as a last resort when an organization has been unable to secure financing from traditional sources.

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


  • AHF makes grants to nonprofit organizations and public agencies that advance the health and wellness of the vulnerable populations in San Diego & Imperial Counties.
    • Though the project must benefit the vulnerable populations, the poor and working poor, homeless and children in San Diego and/or Imperial County, ee do not require that the headquarters of the organization be physically in either county.
  • To apply for a grant, applicant organizations or their fiscal sponsor must have valid tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and be classified as a public charity — not as a “private foundation” under section 509(a).
    • Organizations with fiscal sponsors are eligible.
  • Read FAQ for further guidelines.


  • AHF does not provide scholarship or fellowship support for individuals, nor does it make grants that benefit any one individual.