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Grantmaking Information

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The Sisters of St. Joseph Healthcare Foundation is a non-profit, public benefit corporation, which addresses the needs of the working and indigent poor in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Humboldt County.


The Foundation funds programs which directly serve the needs of the underserved, especially families and children at risk   It sponsors or supports long-term efforts which are closely identified with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange and their mission of bringing unity and healing where divisiveness and oppression exist.

Important Dates

Applications released online                                                      January 15

Applications Due                                                                         February 15

Foundation Board Decisions                                                      May

Notification sent to applicants                                                   May

Grant checks mailed                                                                   Late June

Areas of Interest

The Sisters of St. Joseph Healthcare Foundation is particularly interested in proposals which fall into any of the three priority funding areas:

Our Spirituality

Our Mission

Our History

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Charity Donations

Eligibility Criteria

  1. In compliance with the terms of agreement established by the state of California Department of Corporations, Healthcare Foundation funds may not be granted or provide any benefit to Providence St. Joseph Health or its affiliated health care providers.

  2. Applicant organizations must function in a not-for-profit manner for the public benefit, and should possess the following characteristics and operational qualities:

    • Demonstrated operational and management effectiveness, financial viability, and responsible stewardship of resources;

    • Demonstrated collaboration, flexibility, and respect for diverse cultures.

  3. Address and support the health-related needs of economically poor and vulnerable populations.

  4. Established organization with at least one-year of the agency’s most recent Form 990 or one year of audited financial statements or external financial reviews available if requested.

  5. History of positive impact in the community in the Area of Support for which funding is being requested.

  6. The application must address housing security, food security, or family violence prevention.

  7. The geographic area served must be in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, or Humboldt County.

Grant Review Process

The Sisters of St. Joseph Healthcare Foundation Board members receive and review eligible and complete applications. They make decisions regarding grant awards

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The Sisters of St. Joseph Healthcare Foundation does not fund:

  1. Applications that are incomplete

  2. Direct support to individuals

  3. Debt reduction

  4. Capital campaigns

  5. Colleges and universities

  6. Think tanks

  7. Endowments

  8. Purchase of land or buildings, and/or major construction or capital improvements

  9. Social events, telethons or similar fundraising activities

  10. Political lobbying, proposed or pending legislation, or other activities that U.S. law prohibits for nonprofit organizations

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