The Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange Healthcare Foundation was established in 1992 by a charitable contribution when Health Plan of America, an HMO owned by St. Joseph Health System, was sold. The Foundation supports programs consistent with the Mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. Over $48 million has been awarded since the Foundation’s inception to meet the needs of the dear neighbor.
Geographical Areas of Focus
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. Starting in 2024 and for the next four years, the Foundation will focus on its grantmaking on the following six counties – Alameda, Humboldt, Imperial, Orange, San Bernardino and Sonoma counties.
Family Violence Prevention
Priority Population: Families of children who meet Mc Kinney-Vento eligibility criteria (living on streets, living in motor vehicles, motels, sub-standard or shared housing)
The Foundation makes grants that address the needs of economically poor and vulnerable populations with a priority on families of children meeting McKinney-Vento eligibility criteria impacting health within the following six counties in California – Alameda, Humboldt, Imperial, Orange, San Bernardino, and Sonoma counties. We address the social determinants of health with a commitment to equity and desire to fund programs and organizations that:
Provide prevention strategies to priorities of the Foundation
Support and transform the individual, social, economic, institutional, and cultural aspects of communities.
Promote change within larger societal systems to benefit low-income and at-risk populations.
Ensure that all served are respected, valued and free to reach their full potential in life.
When appropriate and possible, we will collaborate with other funders and community resources whose program areas provide synergy that will result in greater impact.
The Foundation in 2024 will award general operating support grants up to $50,000 over two years that seek to impact the Foundation’s three priorities serving in our six target counties with a priority given to serving families of children who meet McKinney-Vento eligibility criteria.
Grant application information is available on our website on January 15 of each year, with grant applications due by February 15 each year on the online platform. Applicants will be notified in May of each year, with successful applicants awarded checks by June of each year.
Special Project Grants
Special project grants are by invitation only. These will focus on strategic system and policy change efforts that address one of the three Foundation priorities. Grants will be for up to three years with a maximum award of $100,000 per year. Grants will be awarded in the highest need communities related to the three priorities. The Foundation anticipates to award three grants in 2023.
Board and Staff
Sr. Karen Clock, Secretary
Katie Kalvoda, Finance Committee Chair
Sr. Mary Geneva Bonhote, CSJ
Michelle Myles Chambers
Lucia Corral Pena
Wendy K. Starr
Barry Ross, Executive Director
Mary Vagnone, Grants Manager
Do you have questions about receiving a grant from the CSJ Healthcare Foundation?
Barry Ross, Executive Director, Justice Partnerships
Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange
440 South Batavia Street
Orange, CA 92868-3998
T: (714) 633-8121 ext. 7109
C: (714) 656-5274