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 all people have a desire, and a basic human right, to be well.
We define wellness as a state of complete physical, mental, spiritual, economic, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Society, structural systems, 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.
Health equity exists only when people can attain their full health potential, regardless of resources, circumstance, skin color or identity. This potential can only be reached when we reduce – and ultimately eliminate –the disparities that adversely impact marginalized and under-resourced communities.
Our funding opportunities are as follows:
2022 Innovation Initiative (i2) $1 Million Challenge Grant (milestone-based) is open January 1 - 28, 2022. APPLY HERE. We're seeking market-based and/or transformational systems-change solutions with the potential to . . .
- improve access, quality and health outcomes
- increase capacity
- reduce costs
. . . for the most systemically marginalized and under-resourced populations in San Diego and/or Imperial counties.
One of the most efficient ways we can support population health and wellness improvement is by helping innovations succeed, scale, and achieve sustainability.
2021-2024 San Diego Mission Support—based on the belief that trusting those closest to our constituents and providing core operating support for great organizations will best advance our mission. Has closed for 2021.
FY2021 Imperial County COVID-19 Response Fund – Round 3
In an effort to be responsive within Imperial County, the Imperial Valley Wellness Foundation (IVWF), in partnership with Alliance Healthcare Foundation and several other philanthropic partners launched the Imperial County COVID-19 Response Fund in 2020 for nonprofit organizations that primarily serve Imperial County. Three rounds of funding have been processed.
The Response Fund has closed.
FY2021 Imperial County Mission Support – based on the belief that trusting those closest to our constituents and providing core unrestricted, operating support for great organizations will best advance our mission within Imperial County. This funding program is managed by Imperial Valley Wellness Foundation in partnership with Alliance Healthcare Foundation.
Opens July 6, 2021, 8:00am and closes August 2, 2021, 5:00pm. APPLY HERE.
Responsive Funding—based on the belief that it is important to be responsive to time-sensitive community needs and opportunities. Alliance provides responsive funding up to $25,000. Responsive funding requests may be submitted at any time.
The 2022 Innovation Initiative (i2) is a challenge grant taking place over the course of 12-months to identify, build, and scale innovative, transformative, and sustainable solutions with the potential to solve our most intractable health challenges. AHF is seeking sustainable market-based innovations and system-change solutions that can improve access, quality, and health outcomes for systematically marginalized and under-resourced residents in our region.
One of the most efficient ways we can support population health improvement is by helping innovations succeed, scale, and achieve sustainability.
Your zip code, race, socioeconomic status, gender, or ability should not determine your life expectancy. We are seeking sustainable market-based innovations and/or systems-change transformations aimed at closing gaps in health and wellbeing, which have been dramatically exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Philosophy: Alliance Healthcare Foundation (AHF) aims to be a partner that is responsive to the emergent needs of our community. We understand that unexpected events occur and thus prioritize supporting organizations that meet the criteria outlined below.
Criteria: Responsive grant requests range up to $25,000 and must be all of the following:
- be time sensitive
- respond to a one time, unexpected circumstance*
*Please note that Responsive Grants are not intended to support general operating costs or sponsorships.
Being a previous AHF grantee does not preclude an organization from applying for our 2021-2022 (FY22) Responsive Grant. To qualify for AHF"s Responsive Grant support, your organization must meet these criteria:
- Be a 501(c)(3) or have a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor, and
- Serve regions in San Diego County and/or Imperial County, and
- 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 and injustices in health and social outcomes.
Funding is provided throughout the year until funds are expended. Typically, we fund one request per organization per year; if your organization has already received a Responsive Grant this fiscal year and has another request, please contact Min Kim.
Should you have any questions, please contact Program Officer, Min Kim via email firstname.lastname@example.org.