CPCA compiles information about grant and funding opportunities for California's community clinics and health centers.  

Listings are updated on a regular basis and include information about funding from both public and private sources.  If you'd like to request a Letter of Support from CPCA for a grant application, please complete the Letter of Support Request Form .


Health Net - COVID-19 Telehealth Capacity Support

Health Net is committed to protecting the delivery system for California’s most vulnerable populations, especially those who serve the Medi-Cal community. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Health Net will provide one-time funding to California safety net clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and independent provider practices to help build telehealth capacity and capability. Health Net expects to award approximately 47 grants, with a maximum grant amount of $125,000 per award. Telehealth funds are offered to assist with virtual visits between patients and providers. Telehealth is a service requirement in response to COVID-19, and we recognize Medi-Cal providers may need assistance to meet this requirement. Funds provided will be directed toward those providers who have limited and/or no telehealth infrastructure, and may also support the build out and/or significant expansion of current telehealth capacity. The deadline to apply is April 7, 2020. To find more information, click here  

FEMAs Public Assistance Program
Eligible emergency protective measures taken to respond to the COVID-19 emergency at the direction or guidance of public health officials' may be reimbursed under Category B of the FEMA Public Assistance program. Health centers can apply through the Cal OES Recovery Section who act as the grantee for FEMA's Public Assistance program. Learn more and apply here

CA State Private Nonprofit Organizations Assistance Program
This Program allows eligible applications to receive state assistance for extraordinary costs incurred while providing assistance at the request of local agencies during a state disaster event. CalOES was designated as the grantor for this program. Learn more and apply here

CPCA is committed to supporting California's health centers through this pandemic. Below, we have compiled regional funding opportunities that may help your health center navigate these unprecedented times. Please note, many community foundations have pledged to work with local service providers but have not released award amounts, eligibility details or criteria for these funds. This list is for your convenience and information only, please contact the foundations directly for further details. 

Rural North 

North Valley Community Foundation will help local nonprofit organizations and government agencies on the front lines prepare, rapidly respond to and deploy resources for coronavirus response in Butte, Glenn, Tehama and Colusa counties. https://www.nvcf.org/funds/Coronavirus-(COVID-19)-Rapid-Response-Fund-for-Local-Nonprofits-and-Agencies

Sacramento Area and Central Valley

Amador Community Foundation will work with nonprofit and government stakeholders  to ensure your funds flow quickly to those most in need.               https://amadorcommunityfoundation.org/donate/

Placer Community Foundation

The COVID-19 Response Fund will offer flexible resources to organizations in our area working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of this outbreak. The fund will help support the increased demand that Placer County nonprofit service providers are facing related to the impact of COVID-19. PCF is communicating and coordinately closely with local government and social services organizations to understand where charitable dollars are needed most and have the greatest potential for impact. This includes Placer County Health & Human Resources, family resource centers, senior services organizations, food banks and others. Because of the flexible structure of this fund, the grant-making process will be fluid, timely, and nimble to act on opportunities and need. https://placercf.org/covid-19-response-fund/

Sacramento Region Community Foundation

As the capital region’s community foundation, we are uniquely positioned to respond to local emergencies. We have activated our Sacramento Region Disaster Fund, which we have seeded with an initial investment specifically to help address acute challenges local nonprofit organizations are encountering due to the virus. This Fund will be used to rapidly deploy flexible resources to nonprofits in our region working with communities impacted by COVID-19 https://ssl.charityweb.net/sacregcf/?DonorIntent=SRRD

Solano Community Foundation

Grants from this fund will support projects and programs that include the elements of tolerance, co-operation, compromise, diversity, preservation and inclusiveness while concentrating on unmet needs and gaps to be filled in areas often overlooked. Our initial focus will be to support nonprofit organizations that are providing critical services that address the health and economic well-being of those who live and work in Solano County. https://www.solanocf.org/Funds/Public/FundView.aspx?hFund=170&hFundCode=3&hFundType=1

Bay Area

Napa Valley Community Foundation      

In response to a declared emergency in Napa County, we've launched a COVID-19 Fund that will support efforts to help slow the spread of the virus within Napa County. As we closely monitor how the Novel Coronavirus impacts our community, we will deploy additional financial resources to best meet evolving needs. The Foundation will pay special attention to populations in Napa County that may be particularly susceptible to becoming seriously ill, like the elderly, the medically frail and those living in close quarters. We are concerned about community health, and we are also concerned about the potential for working families to face economic hardship and food insecurity in the months ahead.  https://www.napavalleycf.org/our-response-to-covid-19-in-napa-county/

Silicon Valley Community Foundation        

Funds from SVCF’s COVID-19 Coronavirus Regional Response Fund will support lead organizations representing each of the nine Bay Area counties and their immediate efforts in addressing COVID-19 related challenges in their respective counties.       https://www.siliconvalleycf.org/coronavirus-fund

San Francisco Foundation   

Through the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, the San Francisco Foundation will make capacity building grants ($3,000 – $25,000) to nonprofit organizations in San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo, Contra Costa, and Marin Counties addressing the following four issue areas, described in greater detail below: worker support, preventing homelessness and providing renter protection/housing security, ensuring food security, and addressing racial bias. https://sff.org/for-donors-san-francisco-foundation-response-to-covid-19/

Community Foundation Sonoma County         

Community Foundation Sonoma County is following the spread of COVID-19 (the Coronavirus) in our community, and stands ready to help if needed. While the virus is international, there may become a time when our most vulnerable community members are significantly impacted. Right now, local nonprofit organizations are working side by side with county emergency services to plan contingencies for helping in case of widespread quarantines or school closures. https://www.sonomacf.org/about/

Los Altos Community Foundation

The LACF 2020 Nonprofit Relief Fund provides needed support to LACF grantees that are established local organizations affected by the impact of the coronavirus. Funds raised for these nonprofits will be used to meet the most critical needs facing our local community.  https://lacf.fcsuite.com/erp/donate/create?funit_id=1780

Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County              

We are developing a phased deployment approach to disburse funds to best support our community for the long recovery ahead. We are in constant communication with our nonprofit partners to understand the multifaceted needs during this time. While we are committed to supporting the continued health of the nonprofit sector, our first priority is with the organizations on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response.https://www.cfscc.org/donate/COVID

Community Foundation for Monterey County         

Donations to the fund will support community needs identified by our nonprofit partners in human services, health, housing and education, and will make grants to nonprofits providing aid to impacted individuals and families in Monterey County.https://www.cfmco.org/give-now/?fund=19651

Los Angeles, San Diego, and Inland Empire

Anaheim Community Foundation   

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the ACF Community Emergency Assistance Fund will help provide support to vulnerable communities in Anaheim. Donations will provide food, supplies, and other critical services to residents through the Anaheim Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and nonprofit partners on the front lines. http://www.anaheimcf.org/rapid-response-grants-coming-soon/

California Community Foundation, Los Angeles County

Community Foundation (CCF) launched the COVID-19 LA County Response Fund to address the immediate needs of our region's most vulnerable residents - from mitigation to eventual recovery. This fund will support community needs identified by our partners in health, housing, education and immigration and will aid impacted individuals through our Pass It Along Fund.          https://www.calfund.org/covid-19/

Pasadena Community Foundation

The Foundation has established the PCF COVID-19 Response Fund for maximum flexibility and responsiveness as the pandemic unfolds. Community foundations across the country have launched similar efforts to activate philanthropy in their local communities and provide much-needed financial support as conditions change in the coming weeks and months.               https://pasadenacf.org/funds/covid-19-pasadena-response-fund/

Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County          

The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County's General Endowment Leadership Fund provides flexible resources to support the Foundation's philanthropic leadership in San Luis Obispo County. Operating Support helps us to offer programs and services to our donors and nonprofit partners. https://www.cfsloco.org/fund-donation/?fund=Disaster%20Support%20Fund

Santa Barbara Foundation    

The United Way of Santa Barbara County (UWSBC) and the Santa Barbara Foundation (SBF) are working in partnership to provide financial support to address the needs of individuals and families in Santa Barbara County as well as the nonprofits who serve them. SBF and UWSBC are preemptively mobilizing in response to the increasing numbers of confirmed cases in our region. Your donation to the Community Disaster Relief Fund (CDRF) will support our COVID-19 response effort. https://www.sbfoundation.org/covid-19-more-information/

The Community Foundation, Inland Empire         

Established in 2020 to support programs assisting IE residents impacted by Coronavirus COVID-19.https://www.thecommunityfoundation.net/ie-covid-19-resilience-fund

The San Diego Foundation   
Hosted and administered by The San Diego Foundation in collaboration with County Board of Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, the co-chair of the County’s COVID-19 subcommittee, and seeded with $1 million from San Diego Gas & Electric and $300,000 from The San Diego Foundation, the San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund will receive donations and make emergency grants to nonprofit organizations that have deep roots and strong experience supporting impacted communities, particularly those that are disproportionately affected by this global pandemic and its economic consequences. Grant funding will focus on three critical areas: food security, rental and utility assistance, and income replacement or gap funding. The coalition is working in close collaboration with local government, health agencies, nonprofits, businesses and other community partners to identify regional needs and assess potential grant recipients. The Fund expects to move an initial round of grants within the next few weeks with funds released on a rolling basis as fundraising continues through outbreak and recovery phases of the crisis, making it possible to move resources quickly and adapt to evolving needs. One hundred percent of donations will go to organizations helping San Diegans impacted by the health crisis. The fund will complement the work of public health officials and help expand nonprofit capacity.  https://www.sdfoundation.org/programs/programs-and-funds/san-diego-covid-19-community-response-fund/

Ventura County Community Foundation

The Ventura County Community Foundation, in coordination with the County of Ventura, Amgen Foundation, Southeast Ventura County YMCA, Give An Hour, and the Economic Development Collaborative, has launched a Rapid Response Fund for Ventura County to support nonprofit organizations addressing the needs of individuals and families with food and housing support, childcare, wage replacement, mental healthcare, and more. The fund will also go to supporting small businesses through this crisis.   https://vccf.org/ventura-county-community-foundation-response-to-covid-19/



Fiscal Year 2020 Capital Assistance for Disaster Response and Recovery Efforts
HRSA recently announced the availability of $79 million in one-time competitive funding for Capital Assistance for Disaster Response and Recovery Efforts. The purpose of this funding is to assist health centers located in areas where a major disaster or emergency has been declared under section 401 or 501 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act for the following disasters across calendar years 2018 and 2019: 
2018: Hurricanes Florence and Michael; Typhoon Mangkhut and Super Typhoon Yutu; and Wildfires and earthquakes.
2019: Tornadoes and floods. 
Eligible applicants must be receiving Health Center Program operational grant funding at the time of application and at the time of award, and applicants must have at least one service delivery site within their approved health center scope of project located in a disaster-impacted area. Applications for this opportunity are due April 6, 2020. To find more information, click here

Rural Communities Opioid Response Program
HRSA recently released the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) notice of funding opportunity (HRSA-20-031). HRSA plans to award approximately 89 grants to rural communities as part of this funding opportunity. Successful RCORP-Implementation award recipients will receive $1 million for a three-year period of performance to enhance and expand substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD), service delivery in high-risk rural communities. They will implement a set of core SUD/OUD prevention, treatment, and recovery activities that align with HHS' Five-Point Strategy to Combat the Opioid CrisisThe deadline to apply April 24, 2020, in Grants.gov. To find more information, click here.

Lifeline Grant Program
The California Health Facilities Financing Authority administers a Lifeline Grant Program which assists small and rural health facilities, such as community based clinics, that may be adversely affected financially by a reduction or elimination of federal government assistant and that have little to no access to working capital. Eligible health facilities may receive a one-time award of up to $250,000 for working capital. Applications for this opportunity are due April 25, 2020. To find more information, click here.

Asthma Preventive Services Project
The Center at Sierra Health Foundation has announced a funding opportunity though the new Asthma Preventive Services Project. The project will support a statewide network of organizations providing asthma home visiting, education and environmental mitigation throughout California, with a focus on serving Medi-Cal patients. Funding will be focused on services for individuals with poorly-controlled asthma to improve asthma self-management, as well as to decrease exposure to environmental triggers and improve asthma outcomes.The Center is seeking applications from organizations such as community-based organizations, local health departments, community-based health care providers and Medi-Cal managed care organizations that will work on specific culturally and linguistically appropriate asthma home visiting programs. With grants up to $500,000 over three years, this funding opportunity will support asthma home visiting services, including education and environmental trigger mitigation. Applications for this opportunity are due April 28, 2020. To find more information, click here.  

Maternal Healthcare Access & Education
The Joseph & Vera Long Foundation aims to improve the well-being of the residents of Northern California and Hawaii by supporting, strengthening and enhancing programs and organizations that address the unmet health and healthcare needs of vulnerable members of the community. Maternal Healthcare Access and Education is one of the grant programs for health that the Foundation will be focusing on in 2020. By subsidizing effective programs and providing timely contributions for larger capital projects, the Foundation aspires to increase the number of women who receive adequate reproductive healthcare services in Northern California and Hawaii. Grants will be made for: Program Costs; Capacity Building; Discounted Access to Services; and Capital Improvements. Examples of the types of outreach they are looking to support include (but are not limited to): Birth Control and Family Planning; Prenatal Care; Midwifery and Doula Care; Postpartum Care; Perinatal Mental Health Resources; and Lactation Support. To submit a request for funding from the Maternal Healthcare Access and Education grant program, please follow the process outlined on the Foundation's Grants page.The Foundation will accept applications during July 6-26, 2020. To find more information, click here

Interested in a new cost-effective grant tracking and reporting system? CPCA has partnered with CiviCore, a technology solutions provider dedicated to improving the use of information in nonprofits, foundations, and public agencies, and a small workgroup of CPCA members to develop GrantTracker+, a grants management tool designed by and for community health centers.

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The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) may provide letters of support for organizations in California applying to federal grants. If you are applying for a federal grant and would like to receive a letter of support from DHCS, you can submit a request to calsorh@dhcs.ca.gov.

Note that DHCS may choose not to provide letters for certain grant opportunities. In those situations, you should include documentation in your proposal showing that you submitted a request but were unable to secure a letter.


The Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), which serves as California’s Primary Care Office, offers letters of support for organizations in California applying to federal grants.  If you are applying for a federal grant and would like to receive a letter of support from OSHPD, follow these guidelines:

  • Submit request via email to HCRWorkforce@oshpd.ca.gov
  • Email subject: Provide funding opportunity number [Letter of Support, “FOA #”]8
  • Email body: Provide funding opportunity title, number and application’s deadline
  • Email attachment: In a separate Word document, provide abstract information on your project.
  • At least 15 business days advanced notice is required. OSHPD suggests allowing 2-3 weeks for turnaround time.

OSHPD also has access to and knowledge of various data points to support proposal development:

  • Census data on Medical Study Service Areas
  • Medically Underserved Area/Medically Underserved Population designations
  • National Health Service Corps provider data from HRSA Data Warehouse
  • Health Profession Shortage Area FTE
  • J-1 Visa Waiver data available through DHCS contact
  • Clinics financial/utilization
  • Health outcome measures, including preventable hospitalizations as indicators of access to community based primary and preventative care
  • Licensing Board data on certain provider supply by County
  • Health Professions Education Programs location information
  • Research briefs and literature reviews on topics that impact California's healthcare workforce
  • Send your specific data request via email to HCRWorkforce@oshpd.ca.gov



If you have questions or need more information, please contact grants@cpca.org