SJH Community Partnership Fund

Partnering with others who share our mission and values is the essence of who we are––and the best way to bring about real and lasting change in our communities. The St. Joseph Health (SJH) Community Partnership Fund is one of the most visible expressions of this philosophy.

Since 1986, the Community Partnership Fund has awarded grants to organizations working to improve access to quality health care, food, shelter, and other aspects of social wellbeing for the most vulnerable in our communities. Current grant-funding priorities include community-building, emergency food and shelter, and disaster relief. Learn more.

Our Funding Sources

Each of our hospitals contributes 10 percent of net income to the Community Partnership Fund. Seventy-five percent of their contribution is returned to them to support their own local Care for the Poor programs. The remainder goes toward Community Partnership Fund grant initiatives and fund reserves, which help us sustain support for essential programs serving the poor and vulnerable.

What We Fund

The Community Partnership Fund awards grants to nonprofit organizations that serve low-income, minority and other vulnerable populations in our service areas – regions in which California PSJH hospitals are located. Where We Serve

Funding Priorities

Special consideration is given to programs that meet one of our funding priorities – community-building, emergency food and shelter, and disaster relief. Learn more.

Specific community needs also play a key role. Every three years, each of our hospitals conducts a comprehensive community health needs assessment. The results of those assessments are used to create Community Benefit implementation plans. The implementation plans inform our grantmaking decisions, and help us identify the most urgent priorities. Learn more.

What We Don’t Fund

Contact us at communitypartnershipfund@stjoe.org for more information.