Formed in 1996 from the sale of three local nonprofit hospitals, The Health Trust serves the Silicon Valley community as an operating foundation.
For over 20 years we’ve ensured that health related grants, policies, and services exist to help afford everyone the opportunity to be healthy – especially the most vulnerable. That’s what building health equity means to us.
Our core values drive this mission, but we cannot accomplish it alone. With the support of our funders, donors, and volunteers, and by partnering with community-based organizations, policymakers, and local leaders, we can build the equity we seek and make our vision a reality – a healthier Silicon Valley for everyone.
Because everyone’s health matters.
When tackling health disparities we use a multifaceted approach. 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. Our ability to take on these three roles – provider, funder, and advocate – uniquely positions us to build health equity in Silicon Valley.
As a PROVIDER
We have invested over $200 million in the Silicon Valley community through our programs and direct services. Ranging from food access to chronic disease management, we offer quality and culturally competent services that meet the health needs of many low-income populations in our community.
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As a FUNDER
We award over $2 million in grants every year through our endowment. These restricted dollars support nonprofit and public agencies whose projects align with our mission and provide a direct benefit to residents of Santa Clara and/or Northern San Benito Counties.
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As an ADVOCATE
We collaborate with government officials, policymakers, local leaders, and community-based organizations to influence policies and advocate for initiatives that help advance our mission.
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- Respect: Appreciating the contributions of all and treating others the way we want to be treated
- Integrity: Serving with honesty, doing what we say we will do and taking responsibility for our actions
- Innovation: Committing to ongoing learning about best practices, our community, what is required for environmental change and then forging new paths to create that change
- Collaboration: Partnering with the community, leveraging resources and creating synergy; fostering teamwork among staff with our own organization
- Diversity: Valuing the differences, skills, strengths, and perspectives of all
- Stewardship: Using our resources prudently and nurturing our relationships in the community to be able to support and promote community health, now and for the future
The Health Trust maintains a policy of non-discrimination for all persons seeking access to services, employment, volunteer work or membership on a committee or governing body of The Health Trust.
The Health Trust’s practices shall not be influenced or affected by virtue of a potential or existing client’s, applicant’s, employee’s or participant’s race, color, marital status, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or disability including HIV/AIDS; nor shall any practices be influenced by the disability of veterans, or veteran status.