San Joaquin Valley Health Fund

Round 3 Funding Update

We apologize to those who attempted to apply for Round 3 funding on Dec. 1 and were unable to submit. Due to the launch of a new system and technical issues on our part, some applicants could not complete the application process.

We are committed to ensuring that we receive all eligible proposals; therefore, the application will remain open until Thursday, December 8, at 1 p.m. PST.

For those who received an auto response indicating that your application was successfully submitted, there is no need to resubmit.

For those who started the application but may not have been able to submit it, you may go back into your account to complete and submit your application.

For those who were unable to access the online grants portal, you can access it now to create your account, and complete and submit your application.

If you are unable to submit your application online, you may submit your application using the appropriate Word form, available below.

Thank you for your patience on this matter. Please e-mail us any questions.

Application materials are below.

San Joaquin Valley Health Fund grants up to $20,000 will support networks and organizations located and working in any of the nine counties of Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Tulare. Applications are due by Dec. 8 at 1 p.m. PST.

Access the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund application form at

Access the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund application form at

If you are unable to submit your application online, please download the appropriate Word application below and e-mail the completed form.

New SJVHF Applicants (Word document)

SJVHF Applicants Funded in Round 2 (Word document)

Request for Proposals

Proposed Budget Form

Frequently Asked Questions

Proposers’ Conference Presentation Slides

The San Joaquin Valley Health Fund strengthens the capacity of communities and organizations in the San Joaquin Valley to improve health and well-being by advancing programs and policy changes that promote community health and health equity for all.

Grantee Partners

Since funding began in 2015, the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund has invested more than $1,660,000 in the San Joaquin Valley.
Round 1 Grantee Partners
Round 2 Grantee Partners

San Joaquin Valley Health Fund
Briefing Paper

SJV Health Fund Briefing Paper cover

This briefing paper looks at the Valley’s challenges and opportunities, and why we believe now is an opportune time to invest in its communities and institutions.
Download the briefing paper.

Mapping Opportunity in California’s
San Joaquin Valley

SJV mapping report cover

This report provides a review of inequities faced by San Joaquin Valley residents. Sierra Health Foundation commissioned the study, which was conducted by the UC Davis Center for Regional Change, as a resource and to inform our work through The Center.
Download the report.

Funding Partners

The San Joaquin Valley Health Fund is managed by The Center with funding from Sierra Health Foundation, The California Endowment, Rosenberg Foundation, The California Wellness Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Blue Shield of California Foundation, Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, Dignity Health and Tides Foundation.

News and Information

News Archive


Video Series

June 23, 2016

Victory! The families of Plainview have a community park thanks to the work of SJVHF partner El Quinto Sol de America, community residents, Self-Help Enterprises, Tulare County and many more.


April 4, 2016

2016 Grant Awards Announced

The Center awarded grants totaling $1,030,437 to 58 nonprofit organizations through the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund.

Grantee Partners
News release

San Joaquin Valley Health Fund Grantee Convenings

Feb. 11, 2016 – State Capitol

San Joaquin Valley Health Fund grantee partners joined Sierra Health Foundation, the California Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus, the California Legislative Black Caucus and the California Latino Legislative Caucus at the State Capitol for a policy briefing on Tackling Inequities in the San Joaquin Valley.

Nov. 6, 2015 – Merced

Grantee partners met at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center for a discussion on Achieving Civic Engagement in the San Joaquin Valley.

March 26, 2015 – Fresno

San Joaquin Valley community leaders from 30 nonprofit organizations in eight counties came together in Fresno for their first learning and networking opportunity.

See highlights and photos from the day in the graphic report.

San Joaquin Valley Resources

Visit our Resources page for publications and research reports.

Funding Opportunities

We will announce future funding opportunities on this web page and through e-mail announcements. Sign up for our mailing list.