Apply for a Grant

Most SJH Community Partnership Fund grants are awarded through a competitive request for proposal (RFP) process. Grant seekers must also meet the following criteria in order to be considered:
  • Applicant must be a 501(c) nonprofit organization, and defined as “not a private foundation” under Section 509(a).
  • Funded programs and services must not conflict with the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services.
  • Applicants must provide service to residents in one of the St. Joseph Health (SJH) service areas –– the regions in which SJH hospitals are located. See list of hospitals and locations below.
  • Applicants must be endorsed by their local SJH hospital to apply for grant funding.
The Community Partnership Fund supports programs that exemplify the SJH core values of Dignity, Service, Excellence and Justice, and will not knowingly award grants to organizations that discriminate with respect to age, gender, race, creed or color. See Grant Initiatives for descriptions of our current grant programs.

How to Apply

Community Building Initiative:

Invitations to apply for the Community Building Initiative are extended to qualified organizations and neighborhood sites. If your organization is interested applying, please contact us at

Emergency Food and Shelter Initiative:

The Emergency Food and Shelter Initiative releases an RFP every August for the grants to be funded at the start of the following year. Email us at to let us know your interest and we will advise you of next steps, as well as refer you to your local Providence St. Joseph Health hospital contact.

For both the Community Building Initiative and Emergency Food and Shelter Initiative, each grant application must be endorsed by a California Providence St. Joseph Health hospital. It is recommended that you contact your local Providence St. Joseph Health hospital's Mission Integration Department early in the process and discuss your proposed program. To find your nearest Providence St. Joseph Health hospital, see our network of care.

Disaster Relief Initiative:

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, as needs arise. Email us at to let us know your interest and we will advise you of next steps.