Grossmont Healthcare District Invites Nonprofits to Grants Workshop

Event Aims to Encourage East County Health Organizations to Submit Applications

Above: Dental care provider, Kishore Shetty, D.D.S., of Neighborhood Healthcare, providing services at a recent District community health event. GHD supports local health center partners such as Neighborhood Healthcare in providing services to low-income, uninsured and underserved residents of the East Region.

LA MESA, Calif. (May 22, 2019) —- Grossmont Healthcare District invites health-related nonprofits to a free public grants workshop from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 18 at the Grossmont Healthcare District Conference Center, 9001 Wakarusa St., in La Mesa.

The Grossmont Healthcare District plans to award $2.4 million in grants and scholarships this fiscal year to East County organizations, $500,000 of which will be dedicated toward addressing the top five health needs affecting the region: behavioral and mental health; cardiovascular disease; type 2 diabetes; obesity; and cancer. No RSVP is required for the workshop.

Priority funding areas have emerged as the District’s response to Health Needs Assessments for the San Diego East Region population, including those conducted by the County of San Diego, the Hospital Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties, and Sharp HealthCare.

“Nonprofits deliver invaluable services to East County families – from newborns to our seniors,” said District Board President Randy Lenac. “And because of this incredibly important work, the Grossmont Healthcare District is here to support applicants and help reduce potential barriers for nonprofits that may be eligible for funding this year.”

For the workshop, District officials will lead a Q&A session with nonprofits about the application process. The application period is open from July 1, 2019 through Dec. 30, 2019.

“A key piece of feedback from nonprofits after hosting last year’s inaugural workshop – ‘We want more support for inter-organization collaboration and partnership,’ ” said District CEO Barry Jantz. “We couldn’t agree more. So this year, we’re making those connections happen.”

Since 1996, the District has awarded over $52 million in nonprofit grants and sponsorships. About half of the funds have gone to local nonprofit, health-related organizations while the other half has enhanced services at Sharp Grossmont Hospital with things such as state of the art medical equipment purchases.

“Our mission: support our local network of partners in addressing unmet health needs in the communities we serve,” Board President Lenac said.

Visit our Community Grants Program page for more information on annual policy and criteria.

About Grossmont Healthcare District
The Grossmont Healthcare District is a public agency that supports health-related community programs and services in East County. The District formed in 1952 to build and operate Grossmont Hospital. It serves as landlord of Sharp Grossmont Hospital and owns the property and buildings on behalf of East County taxpayers. The district is governed by a five-member board of directors who represent more than 500,000 people residing within 750 square miles.

Erica Salcuni
Grossmont Healthcare District
Phone: (619) 825-5017