The Health Trust’s mission is to build health equity in Silicon Valley. Accordingly, we award Community Grants that typically range from $250 to $2,500 in support of agencies, events, and projects that advance health equity in our communities.

In order to apply for a Community Grant, you must have an existing online account. New applicants, please click here to create an account. Once you’ve created an account, please click here to access the Community Grant Application.

Community grant requests must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Community Grants will typically range from $250 to $2,500 for events and projects. Request examples include, but are not limited to: annual fundraisers, health fairs, community education summits.
  • The request must be an event or project that will be held within Santa Clara County and/or Northern San Benito County.
  • Organizations are eligible to receive one (1) Community Grant per fiscal year.
  • Organizations that have an active Health Partnership (HP) grant will not be eligible to apply for a Community Grant until the completion of the HP grant. However, in the event that a HP grantee plans to have a special event during the grant period, HP grantees will be encouraged to build event support into its HP project budget.
  • Applicants must submit a Community Grant application to The Health Trust at least 60 days prior to the event or project start date and can generally expect a response within 30 days.
  • The Health Trust encourages new applicants to apply for funding as we like to rotate grants among different agencies.

Requests will be considered based on the following criteria:

The extent to which the agency advances health equity in the community as evidenced by:

  • The agency’s proven capacity to advance health equity.
  • The agency’s demonstrated impact of advancing health equity.
  • The agency’s ability to connect with diverse audiences and establish strong partnerships.

For requests supporting community events e.g. health fairs: The number of participants who will benefit from the event and the measurable demonstrated benefit (e.g. during the health fair, we plan to provide 250 health screenings to older adults and refer at least 100 older adults to a Diabetes Self-Management Program).

The Health Trust does not fund:

  • Nationally-sponsored local events, where a majority of the proceeds will not be used to fund services for local residents.
  • Events for which the proceeds will be used to support academic or medical research.