Responsive Grants Program

Since 2008, we have awarded approximately $7.3 million through the Responsive Grants Program in support of community-driven efforts to improve health, promote access and reduce health inequity throughout our 26-county funding region.

2018 Funding

Responsive Grants Program funding continues in 2018 with grants up to $15,000 to support projects that improve health and quality of life for people throughout our 26-county funding region. There will be one funding round this year with a total of $500,000 available. We will award at least 30 percent for projects serving rural areas of the region.

Online applications are due by March 19 at 1 p.m.

Proposers’ Conferences

We held a webinar on Feb. 6 and an in-person conference in Colusa on Feb. 15. Participation in the webinar or the in-person conference was recommended, but not required.

Application Materials

2017 Funding

A total of $300,000 in grants to 22 nonprofit organizations and public agencies is supporting programs that serve diverse ethnic populations, people with disabilities, people who are homeless and LGBTQ communities. Almost 40 percent of the funding supports projects serving exclusively in rural areas of our 26-county funding region.

2017 Grant Awards

  • Alpine County Office of Education (Rural: Alpine County)
  • California Coalition for Youth (Urban and Rural: Sacramento, El Dorado, Placer, Solano, Yolo and Yuba counties)
  • California Indian Manpower Consortium (Urban and Rural: Regional)
  • CELI INC (Urban: Sacramento, San Joaquin, Yolo and Yuba counties)
  • Community Against Sexual Harm (Urban: Sacramento County)
  • CRLA Foundation (Rural: Sacramento and Yolo counties)
  • Fathers & Families of San Joaquin (Urban and Rural: San Joaquin County)
  • Habitat for Humanity (Rural: Yuba and Sutter counties)
  • Hmong Youth And Parents United (Urban: Sacramento County)
  • Housing and Economic Rights Advocates (Urban and Rural: Stanislaus County)
  • Lodi Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. (Urban: San Joaquin County)
  • Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo (Urban and Rural: Shasta County)
  • Plumas County Health Department (Rural: Plumas County)
  • Reading Partners (Urban: Sacramento County)
  • Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos, Inc. (Urban and Rural: Lassen, Sacramento and Solano counties)
  • Seniors First, Inc. (Urban and Rural: Placer County)
  • Sierra Harvest (Rural: Nevada County)
  • Sierra Senior Providers, Inc. (Rural: Tuolumne County)
  • Stonewall Alliance of Chico (Urban and Rural: Butte, Glenn and Tehama counties)
  • Tahoe Coalition For The Homeless (Rural: El Dorado County)
  • Weaverville/Douglas City Parks & Recreation District (Rural: Trinity County)
  • Yolo Family Service Agency (Urban and Rural: Yolo County)

See the list of grant awards with program descriptions.


Funding Region

Is Your Region Urban or Rural?

Enlarge this map and use the OSHPD web site to determine if your area is designated as rural. For purposes of this grant, rural and frontier designations are combined into one rural designation. If you need assistance to determine if the area your organization serves is rural, please e-mail us.


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