Responsive Grants Program

Since 2008, we have awarded approximately $7.8 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 will support projects that improve health and quality of life for people throughout our 26-county funding region. There is 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 were due by March 18 at 1 p.m.

We plan to announce awards in early June.

Application Materials for Reference

Proposers’ Conferences

We held a proposers’ webinar on Feb. 6 and an in-person proposers’ conference in Oroville on Feb. 11.

Access the webinar recording

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Participation on the webinar or at the in-person conference was recommended, but not required.

E-mail us any questions.


2018 Grant Awards

  • Amador-Tuolumne Community Action Agency (Rural: Amador, Tuolumne and Calaveras counties)
  • Bear Yuba Land Trust (Urban and Rural: Nevada County)
  • Bridges to Housing (United Way of Northern California) (Urban: Shasta County)
  • California Coalition for Rural Housing Project (Rural: Butte and Colusa counties)
  • California Health Collaborative (Urban and Rural: Butte, Colusa, Glenn and Tehama counties)
  • California Rural Legal Assistance (Urban and Rural: San Joaquin County)
  • The Children's Partnership (Urban and Rural: Sacramento and Yolo counties)
  • Dress For Success Sacramento (Urban and Rural: Sacramento, Yolo, Placer, San Joaquin and El Dorado counties)
  • El Dorado County Community Health (Urban and Rural: El Dorado County)
  • Empower Yolo (Urban and Rural: Yolo County)
  • Empowering Marginalized Asian Communities (Asian Pacific Self-Development and Residential Association (Urban: San Joaquin County)
  • Faith in the Valley (Urban and Rural: Stanislaus County )
  • Family Resource Center of Truckee (Rural: Nevada, Placer and El Dorado counties)
  • Green Technical Education and Employment (Urban: Sacramento County)
  • Habitat for Humanity International (Rural: Sutter and Yuba counties)
  • Hmong Cultural Center of Butte County (Urban and Rural: Butte County)
  • Hospice of Amador & Calaveras (Rural: Calaveras and Amador counties)
  • Human Response Network (Rural: Trinity County)
  • Improve Your Tomorrow (Urban: Sacramento County)
  • Invest In Me (Social & Environmental Entrepreneurs, Inc.) (Rural: Stanislaus County)
  • Live Violence Free (Rural: El Dorado County)
  • Mommy & Me Healthy Start Community Outreach Project (Urban and Rural: San Joaquin County)
  • Native Dads Network (Urban and Rural: Sacramento, Glenn, Lassen, Placer, Amador, Tuolumne, El Dorado and San Joaquin counties)
  • Opening Doors, Inc. (Urban: Sacramento, Sutter, Placer and Yolo counties)
  • Placer County Office of Education (Urban and Rural: Placer and Sacramento counties)
  • Rural Community Assistance Corporation (Rural: Modoc and Siskiyou counties)
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of San Joaquin & Stanislaus County, Inc. (Rural: San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties)
  • Sacred Generations (The Praxis Project) (Urban and Rural: Regional)
  • Siskiyou Community Food Bank (Rural: Siskiyou County)
  • Social Justice Collaborative (Rural: Stanislaus, San Joaquin and Sacramento counties)
  • Society for Disabilities (Urban: Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties)
  • Sow A Seed Community Foundation (Urban and Rural: San Joaquin County)
  • Tuolumne County SOAR Collaborative (California Institute for Mental Health) (Rural: Tuolumne, Amador and Calaveras counties)
  • Women’s Empowerment (Urban: Sacramento and Yolo counties)
  • Yolo County Children’s Alliance (Urban: 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 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.