The Health Trust Makes Health Partnership Grants Totaling Over $79,000

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For Immediate Release: September 28, 2017
The Health Trust Contact: Maria Garcia, or (408) 513-8729

San Jose, CA, September 28, 2017 – On September 27, 2017, The Health Trust Board of Trustees approved two Health Partnership grants totaling $79,200 to support The Health Trust’s mission of building health equity in SIlicon Valley. Specifically, the awarded grants will help provide vision screenings and prescription glasses to low-income families and children and ensure that countywide public policies support older adult needs in the areas of food security, access to care, and housing

Breakdown of Grants

Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits
Throughout the years, advocacy has proven to be an effective way to inform and create change on a number of issues, including issues that impact our most vulnerable older adults. The Health Trust plans to build on the efficacy of advocacy and remain a committed and unwavering ally of our county’s most vulnerable older adults.  Over the next 12 months and through a $69,200 grant, SVCN will ensure that countywide public policies support older adult needs in the areas of food security, access to care, and housing.

See The Lord
In Santa Clara County, although 98% of children and 58% of adults from low-income families have health care coverage, this coverage excludes basic vision care for both adults and children. In an effort to address this critical health service gap and with the support of a $10,000 grant, See the Lord plans to prevent eye diseases and improve the vision of uninsured and underinsured children and adults by providing free vision exams and prescription glasses during this year’s Open Air Health Fair.

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About The Health Trust

The Health Trust is a nonprofit foundation building health equity in Silicon Valley. It ensures that health related grants, policies and services exist to support Silicon Valley’s most vulnerable communities. With regard to grants, The Health Trust prioritizes projects that meet the following criteria:

  • Bolsters health promotion and primary prevention efforts
  • Includes a system, policy, practice, or environmental change that can have an impact beyond the grant period
  • Includes a feasible sustainability plan
  • Follows promising and best practices

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