Sierra Health Foundation
Grants Announced: April 2014
All Grantees located in the state of California.
Amador Community College Foundation, Sutter Creek, $12,075 to facilitate post-secondary education and establish public mental health career pathways for students with first-hand mental illness experience, through an online certificate program.
City of Newman, $15,000 to increase physical activity opportunities for youth by providing a safe recreation area through the construction of a concrete skate plaza near the youth center and high school.
City of Portola, $4,500 to improve community safety by upgrading Volunteer Fire Department medical emergency equipment and providing carbon monoxide/smoke detectors and safety information to low-income community members.
Family Resource Center of Truckee, $15,000 to improve well-being and long-term stability of isolated, vulnerable individuals and families through the Family Advocate and Promotora Outreach Project, providing home-visiting services.
Great Northern Corporation Rural, Weed, $14,967 to provide fresh produce and protein-rich foods to vulnerable populations by linking local and regional producers, emergency food distribution sites and the Community Food Program.
Harmony Health Resource Center, Marysville, $15,000 to improve health and quality of life for low-income families by building clinic and family resource center service capacity through development of a strategic and fund development plan.
Horses Unlimited, Cromberg, $7,500 to improve physical, social, mental and emotional health outcomes, and family relationships of special needs and high-risk youth through equine therapy and assisted learning services.
Lassen Family Services, Susanville, $15,000 to improve the health and quality of life of domestic violence victims through the structured Interactive Journalings process, counseling and providing safety and shelter in times of crisis.
Live Violence Free, South Lake Tahoe, $15,000 to interrupt the intergenerational cycle of violence through individual and group therapy, and violence prevention education, for children in low-income families living in rural areas.
Mountain Valleys Health Centers, Bieber, $15,000 to improve health and quality of life of patients with chronic disease through development and delivery of chronic disease, chronic pain and diabetes self-management programs at clinic sites.
Rio Vista Care, Rio Vista, $11,000 to improve quality of life for uninsured, rurally isolated people through short-term, solution-focused mental health and other services to increase coping skills and overall functioning.
River City Food Bank, Sacramento, $10,000 to improve health outcomes for low-income, vulnerable seniors through a pilot project providing access to nutritious breakfast food supplies at a low-income, independent living community.
Rural Innovations in Social Economics, Esparto, $15,000 to promote family and community food security by engaging young students and youth ambassadors to develop food production skills through student-run farms and school edible landscapes.
Sow a Seed Community Foundation, Tracy, $15,000 to promote healthy lifestyle choices, and emotional, social and physical development of youth at risk of leaving school through youth development and mentoring programs extended through summer.
Stand Up Placer, Auburn, $15,000 to improve the lives of domestic and sexual violence victims and their children through crisis intervention, safety planning, legal and social services advocacy and access to mental health care.
Target Excellence Program, Sacramento, $15,000 to promote educational success by creating a tool that prepares adults to help young people set positive education and career goals and strengthens bonds between youth and caring adults.
True North Project, Sacramento, $15,000 to empower and inspire emancipated foster youth by connecting them to difficult-to-access supports and ongoing community allies through walk-in services and outreach at youth-serving agencies.
United Way of Northern California Urban and Rural, Redding, $15,000 to improve quality of life by increasing equitable economic opportunities and self-sufficiency through a community engagement planning effort using a collective impact framework.
Vision Y Compromiso, El Cerrito and Los Angeles, $15,000 to improve well-being by building the social change capacities of Latina leaders and emerging leaders in Stanislaus County communities using the Promotora model of community transformation.