Community Benefit Grants
As part of our commitment to giving back to the communities we serve, Mills-Peninsula Health Services provides community grants to San Mateo County-based organizations that provide health-related services to local residents. These services must fall into one of three categories:
- Programs for the underserved
- Programs for residents with special needs
- Services or programs that fulfill a need currently not being met
Each year, Mills-Peninsula conducts a financial feasibility review to determine whether it will be possible to fund community grants. As feasible, the program opens to proposals in November for awards in the following year.
Mills-Peninsula makes grants of up to $10,000. In order to help as many organizations as possible with a limited pool of funds, programs may apply each year for funding for a maximum of three years. Grant recipients are required to submit a report about how the money was spent, including outcomes.
In addition to our community grants, Mills-Peninsula donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross International Disaster Relief Fund after Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, and $5,000 to Philos Health, a non-profit organization that many of our employees have volunteered with for years. Philos Health works directly with communities in the Philippines, bringing health care providers, medical supplies, equipment and medicines to communities in need.
Sutter Health also authorized a $200,000 donation: $100,000 to the Red Cross International Disaster Relief Fund and $100,000 to the International Medical Corps.
2014 Grant Recipients
Breast Cancer Emergency Fund
Central County Fire Department
Center for the Independence of Individuals with Disabilities
Coastside Adult Day Health Center
Daly City Peninsula Partnership Collaborative
Edgewood Center for Children and Families
El Centro de Libertad
Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA)
Fatherhood Collaborative of San Mateo County
Home and Hope
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club
NAMI of San Mateo County
North Peninsula Neighborhood Services
Notre Dame de Namur University, Art Therapy Psychology Department
Ombudsman Services of San Mateo County
Peninsula Family Service
Peninsula Jewish Community Center
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte
PUENTE de la Costa Sur
Pyramid Alternatives Inc.
Rape Trauma Services
Rebuilding Together San Mateo
San Mateo Police Activities League
Sitike Counseling Center
Sonrisas Community Dental Center
StarVista (formerly Youth and Family Enrichment Services)
Teen Talk Sexuality Education
For more information, contact:
& Public Affairs
2014 Community Grants Program Application (PDF)
2013 Community Health Needs Assessment Summary (PDF)
This report covers the service areas for Mills-Peninsula Medical Center and Mills Health Center. (Requires Acrobat Reader, download Adobe Acrobat software if needed).
An ADA compliant version of this PDF will be available on December 31, 2013. If you are having trouble accessing this document, please contact Leah Soos, community benefit assistant, at soosL@sutterhealth.org or (916) 286-6784.