St. Joseph Health System Foundation awarded its $2 million Wellness and Prevention Initiative grants to 36 non-profit organizations throughout California. The grants were given to initiatives that promote health and overall wellness in poor communities.
“As a faith based organization we are committed to being an active partner in the communities that we serve by helping address the unmet health needs of California’s most at risk populations,” said Gabriela Robles, executive director, SJHS Foundation.
These grants mark the largest total dollar amount awarded to date through the program. The grants each vary from $20,000 to $100,000 and focus on initiatives that address issues like; medical, tutoring, college prep, mental health and women’s health, among others. The grants are managed by local non-profit organizations or SJHS hospitals.
“During these economically troubling times, we are committed to extend our support beyond the walls of our hospitals and help bridge any health disparities that can devastate a family and a community particular those in need.”
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