Alliance Healthcare Foundation Awards Over $1 Million to 29 Local Nonprofits Through Mission Support Grants Program

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‘We received a record number of applications this year. I’m tremendously proud to work with our Board of Trustees in showing our dedication to providing funding for both San Diego and Imperial Counties.’ – Nancy Sasaki, Executive Director

SAN DIEGO – Alliance Healthcare Foundation (AHF), a non-profit organization working to advance health and wellness for those in need in San Diego and Imperial Counties, announced today that it will fund 29 local organizations through its Mission Support Grants program with awards totaling $1,050,000.

More than 100 non-profit organizations applied for AHF’s Mission Support Grants program. Grant recipients were chosen through a detailed process involving AHF’s board of trustees and program committee as well as the community.

 

Of the 29 organizations receiving grants, 20 are located in San Diego County and nine in Imperial County. To be considered in the competitive application process, local organizations were asked to demonstrate past and planned innovations, collaboration with other organizations, and their unique role in improving health and wellness across our region. Mission Support Grants range from $25,000 to $100,000.

 

One of the recipients, Diana Peacher, CEO of the Cancer Resource Center of the Desert in El Centro, said, “We are very excited about receiving the grant. It certainly keeps our organization operating. The funds will be used for the health of the community.”

 

Peacher said that for the past year the Resource Center has been focusing on reaching the Hispanic women with breast cancer screenings after research showed that the area was not more susceptible to cancer, but because of lack of insurance and access, detention was happening too late for Hispanic’s.

 

Coordinating with Mexicali news sites, an outreach campaign promoting screenings for a bi-national mammogram  at Calexico and Brawley brought in record number of women.

 

This type of health innovation and their work helping cancer patients navigate through the medical complexities is what prompted Alliance to choose the Cancer Resource Center of the Desert.

 

“We received a record number of applications this year from many worthy organizations, making the selection process quite difficult,” said Nancy Sasaki, Executive Director of Alliance Healthcare Foundation. “I was especially thrilled to see the continued growth of applicants from Imperial County. I’m tremendously proud to work with our Board of Trustees in showing our dedication to providing funding for both San Diego and Imperial Counties.”

 

 

The 2014 AHF Mission Support Grant recipients include:

 

Imperial County:

  • Cancer Resource Center of the Desert (crcdinc.org)
  • Comite Civico del Valle – (ccvhealth.org)
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) (casaimperialcounty.org)
  • Family Treehouse – (myfamilytreehouse.com)
  • Heffernan Memorial Healthcare District
  • Imperial Valley Child Abuse Prevention Council
  • Imperial Valley Food Pantry – (ivfoodbank.org)
  • Neighborhood House Association of Calexico – (nhclx.org)
  • Sister Evelyn Mourey Center

To review the application videos from this year’s grantees visit the AHF YouTube Channel athttp://www.youtube.com/AllianceFoundation.

Cancer Resource Center of the Desert final video: