The Health Trust makes a Health Partnership Grant totaling $70,000

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For Immediate Release: September 28, 2018
The Health Trust Contact: Maria Garcia, mariag@healthtrust.org or (408) 513-8729

San Jose, CA – On September 26, 2018, The Health Trust Board of Trustees approved one Health Partnership Grant totaling $70,000 to build health equity in Silicon Valley.

Breakdown of Grant

Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits
According to the Food for Everyone report, there are approximately 29,755 low-income seniors in San Jose, many of whom depend greatly on community-based organizations and government-funded programs to meet their food access needs. Building on their momentum and strong track record in advocating for critical funding in support of food access for seniors at the County and City-level, over the next 12 months and through a $70,000 grant, Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits (SVCN) seeks to partner with the City of San Jose to provide critical backbone support for the soon to be established Food Access Task Force. Additionally, SVCN will provide capacity building support to Senior Nutrition Program (SNP) providers that are regarded as a critical lifeline for our most vulnerable older adults.

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About The Health Trust
The Health Trust is an operating foundation founded in 1996. Our mission is to build health equity in Silicon Valley. We believe everyone should be afforded the opportunity to be healthy – especially the most vulnerable. To that end, we provide direct services, fund community-based organizations whose work aligns with our mission, and advocate for policies and initiatives that help advance our mission. For more information, visit healthtrust.org.