Responsive Grants Program

Since 2008, we have awarded approximately $8.3 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.

2019 Funding

The 2019 Responsive Grants Program supports projects that improve health and quality of life for people throughout our 26-county funding region. There was one funding round this year, with a total of $515,000 awarded, and 40 percent of that total supports projects serving rural areas of the region. See the 2019 grant awards below.

Responsive Grants Program grantees, please send all questions about your grant to your Program Officer. Check your grant confirmation e-mail for their contact information.

E-mail the Program team any general questions about the Responsive Grants Program.


2019 Grant Awards

  • Ampla Health (Urban and Rural: Sutter, Yuba, Butte and Glenn counties)
  • Be Smooth Inc. (Urban and Rural: San Joaquin County)
  • Butte County Office of Education (Urban and Rural: Butte County)
  • Calaveras Works and Human Services Agency (Rural: Calaveras County)
  • California Black Health Network (Urban: San Joaquin County)
  • California Heritage Indigenous Research Project (Rural: Nevada, Sierra and Yuba counties
  • California Vocations, Inc. (Urban and Rural: Tehama, Butte and Glenn counties
  • Food Literacy Center (Urban: Sacramento County)
  • Glenn County Office of Education (Rural: Glenn County)
  • Greater Hayfork Valley Park and Recreation District (Rural: Trinity County)
  • Health Access Foundation (Urban and Rural: 26-County Funding Region)
  • Hmong Youth And Parents United (Urban: Sacramento County)
  • Immigrant Legal Resource Center (Urban and Rural: San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties
  • Lassen Family Services, Inc. (Rural: Lassen County)
  • Latino Outreach of Tehama County, Inc. (Rural: Tehama County)
  • Muslimas United (Urban and Rural: Sacramento and Yolo counties)
  • My Sister's House (Urban: Sacramento and Yolo counties)
  • Northern Mono County Hospice (Rural: Mono County)
  • Nurse Family Partnership (Urban and Rural: Shasta County)
  • Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc. (Urban and Rural: San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties)
  • Plumas County Gay Straight Alliance (Plumas Crisis Intervention & Resource Center) (Rural: Plumas County)
  • Race and Gender Equity Project (Urban: Sacramento County)
  • Rural Innovations in Social Economics, Inc. (Rural:Yolo County)
  • Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos, Inc. (Urban and Rural: Sacramento, San Joaquin and Lassen counties)
  • Save California Salmon (Trees Foundation) (Rural: Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Siskiyou, Trinity, Yolo, Colusa and Modoc counties)
  • Self Awareness and Recovery (Rural: Yolo County)
  • Self-Help Enterprises (Rural: Stanislaus County)
  • Siskiyou Community Food Bank (Rural: Siskiyou County)
  • Stand Up Placer, Inc. (Urban and Rural: Placer County)
  • Stonewall Alliance of Chico (Urban and Rural: Tehama, Butte, Colusa and Glenn counties)
  • Teachers for Healthy Kids (Urban: Sacramento County)
  • The Sierra Fund (Rural: Nevada County)
  • What Would Jesus Do Ministries Inc. (Urban: Stanislaus County)
  • Yes 2 Kollege Educational Resources, Inc. (Urban: Sacramento County)
  • Yolo Community Care Continuum (Urban and Rural: Yolo County)
  • Youth Forward (Urban: Sacramento County)

See the list of grant awards with program descriptions.


Funding Region

Is Your Region Urban or Rural?

Enlarge this map and use the CHHS 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.