Alliance Healthcare Foundation (AHF) works to advance health and wellness for the most vulnerable in San Diego and Imperial counties through collaborative funding, convening and advocacy.

We believe wellness is a state of complete physical, mental, spiritual, economic and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Society, community, neighborhood and family are collectively responsible for creating an environment of health and wellness. Wellness is personal and is not the same for everyone. We envision a region where equitable health resources lead to universal health and well-being.

Below you will see our current funding opportunities.

Tips to get you started:

  • You will need to create a free Submittable Account in order to submit applications to these opportunities. Here is a quick guide on how to get started: https://submittable.help/en/articles/904856-how-do-i-submit 
  • You may save a draft of your work if you would like to finish filling out the form later.
  • We will follow up with you about your submission by email. Please be sure the email address you used to sign up with is one that you check regularly.

 As you might expect, AHF receives a high volume of requests each year that exceed what we are able to fund. Unfortunately, this means that in a typical year, less than 15% of grant applications result in funding. 


It is the policy of the Alliance Healthcare Foundation (AHF) to have a mechanism through which the Organization can respond in a timely manner to certain requests. This mechanism is the Responsive Grants process, and the types of requests that may be considered are defined below.  This policy is intended to be effective until amended and specifically until AHF appoints a new staff leader as Executive Director.


Responsive grant requests are up to $25,000 and may be:

  •     be time sensitive 

  • allow AHF to participate in an important co-funding opportunity with other funders

  • provide AHF a novel funding opportunity

  • support leadership & organizational development

  • provide community support/ sponsorship of a community event (usually not exceed $10,000)

The total amount expended annually shall be established as part of the AHF Community Grants budget for the fiscal year. Regardless of size, all Responsive Grants shall be in mission alignment with AHF.

Being a previous AHF grantee does not preclude an organization from applying for our 2020 Responsive Grant.

To qualify for Alliance Healthcare Foundation (AHF) 2020 Responsive Grant support, your organization must:

  • Be a 501(c)(3) or have a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor. 
  • Serve regions in San Diego County and/or Imperial County.
  • Be aligned with AHF’s mission of advancing health and wellness for the most vulnerable in San Diego County and/or Imperial County, who often experience inequities in health and social outcomes.

Should you have any questions, please contact Chief of Staff, Bryan Fisher via email bfisher@alliancehf.org .

The Imperial Valley Wellness Foundation (IVWF), in partnership with Alliance Healthcare Foundation, California Wellness Foundation, and The Center at Sierra Health Foundation is launching an immediate COVID-19 Response Fund for nonprofit organizations that primarily serve Imperial County. Nonprofit organizations are able to apply for a one-time grant ranging from $5,000 - $50,000.

Funds will support efforts related to food insecurity, basic supplies, rental, mortgage and utility assistance, and other emergency needs  for communities and families impacted by unemployment and economic hardship due to the global pandemic.

To qualify for Imperial Valley Wellness Foundation (IVWF) 2020 Imperial County COVID-19 Response Fund grant support, your organization must:

  • Be a 501(c)(3) or have a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor. 
  • Serve vulnerable populations within Imperial County, especially those disproportionately impacted by unemployment and other economic hardship during COVID-19.
  • Have a meaningful presence in Imperial County.

All organizations that are selected to receive funding will be required to enter into a grant agreement with Imperial Valley Wellness Foundation.

Should you have any questions, please contact:

     Alliance Healthcare Foundation

     Chief of Staff

     Bryan Fisher

     via email bfisher@alliancehf.org

Alliance Healthcare Foundation