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 Foundation is restricted to addressing needs in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area and Humboldt County.
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The Foundation makes grants that impact the health-related needs of economically poor and vulnerable populations within the geographic areas served by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. We support the concept and vision of “healthy communities,” 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.
and develop the leadership and capacity for self-determination of those served by our funding.
When appropriate and possible, we will collaborate with other funders and community resources whose program areas augment our focus on health.
The Foundation awards general operating support grants up to $30,000 that seek to impact the Foundation’s three priorities. Priority will be given to BIPOC led organizations with budgets under $5 million located in the highest need communities within our larger geographical areas of focus. Priority will also be given to applications that address the needs of women and children.
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.
Sarah Middleton, Chair
Fatima Angeles, Vice Chair
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
Board and Staff
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