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PFMC Grants

The PFMC Foundation, on behalf of its member physicians, is proud to award grants for improving medical care to various nonprofit community organizations throughout our service area. We invite you to let nonprofit health care organizations in your area know that these grants are available and are awarded on a semi-annual basis. PFMC advocates for both physicians and patients by keeping physicians in medical practice and helping to provide better care for all patients in our communities.

Grant Proposals

The Pacific Foundation for Medical Care (PFMC) will consider requests for grants for the purpose of supporting projects that will enhance the availability or quality of health services for the people of the counties that PFMC serves. Evaluation of the merit of projects, prioritization, and value setting and duration of support deemed worthwhile will be the exclusive decision of the grant committee and the Trustees of the Foundation.

Periodically the Trustees will evaluate the guidelines for awarding grants and the application procedures to assure that they are timely and support the needs of the community. PFMC acknowledges its limitations, and that philanthropy alone cannot solve the problems faced by our counties. Therefore, PFMC will endeavor to join in partnerships with various entities to address community needs and concerns. Priority will be given to projects that maximize the population served, and can show other sources of support, as well as adequate planning for continuation as a self-sustaining entity.

PFMC will consider all proposals submitted, and funding decisions will be based on listed criteria and availability of funding. All grants will be for one year subject to renewal. PFMC will consider grant renewals, but they will never be automatic. Adequate analysis and reporting of results will be expected. Long-term operating support for organizations is unlikely.

 Grant Cycle and Deadlines

It is the intent of the PFMC Board that grants will be awarded twice per year. Therefore grant proposals will be due by April 2 and October 1 for each grant cycle. The proposals will be reviewed by staff and presented to the grant committee prior to the June and December board meetings, where the final funding decisions will be made. It is understood that funding decisions may be deferred by the board if further information is necessary.

Current Grants

Pacific Foundation for Medical Care supports non-profit, health related projects that enhance the availability or quality of health services in communities. Since 1993, PFMC has provided more than $1.8 million in grant awards to 78 different organizations and programs in the North San Francisco Bay Area and San Diego County.

 

Fall 2020 Awards

In Fall 2020, PFMC awarded a total of $114,000 to the following recipients:

Center for Well-Being – Sonoma County
To support programs offering free services directly benefiting 100 individuals with a variety of group classes and ongoing individual clinical nutrition therapy visits with an RD.

Champions for Health – San Diego County
To support ongoing specialty healthcare and community wellness services to San Diego County’s uninsured low-income residents that have very limited access to health services and preventive health care.

CTE Foundation – Sonoma County
To support expansion of hands-on-learning opportunities for high school students in Sonoma County through the Distance Learning Program.   Funding will provide direct support to implement career technical education strategies increasing student engagement and foster technical skill building to prepare students for college and careers.

Father Joe’s Villages – Sand Diego County
To help fund the Village Family Health Center that provides services for homeless people in the community. The funding will go toward direct clinic operations, which includes medical supplies, pharmacy expenses and radiology services.

Hospice by the Bay – Alameda, Marin, San Francisco and Sonoma Counties
To support the cost of care of our youngest patients.  By the Bay Kids program provides palliative care services to children living with serious illness and their families in Marin, San Francisco, Sonoma, and Alameda Counties. This program is the only one with extensive experience and expertise in pediatric palliative care.

Jewish Community Free Clinic – Sonoma County
General operating support of weekly clinics with an all-volunteer staff that provides free medical care and social services to any uninsured person in need.

Maitri Compassionate Care – San Francisco County
To support the BRANCH Aftercare Program providing compassionate care to low-income people living with HIV/AIDS in San Francisco. The program offers exiting patients continued psychosocial, mental health, medical and nutritional support to safeguard their transition toward independent life.

SCMAA Foundation – Sonoma County
To support scholarships for qualified applicants entering into health-related fields.

Sonoma County Regional Parks – Sonoma County
To support a program, Park Pathways to Community Health During a Pandemic.  Park Pathways will promote park access and usage to improve mental and physical health with a primary focus on serving underserved Sonoma County residents.

United Cerebral Palsy of the North Bay – Sonoma County
To help fund a Multidisciplinary Team consisting of an Occupational Therapist, Speech & Language Therapist, and Behavior Intervention Specialist. Offering one on-one and group sessions during the Summer Intensive Program, which has always included family members and student volunteers.

West County Health Centers – Sonoma County
To help provide complimentary lunches to volunteer works at the rural community Vaccination Clinics serving vulnerable and marginalized populations. There are 40 licensed and retired medical professionals, and administrative volunteers per day covering 2 sites, 6 days a week for 8-hour days.  The clinics will be open until June 2021.

Spring 2019 Awards

In Spring 2019, PFMC awarded a total of $35,000 to the following recipients:

Center for Well-Being – Sonoma County
Education and prevention grant to expand diabetes self-management services to uninsured and under insured residents. Specifically low income adults and monolingual Spanish speaking adults with type 2 diabetes.

iDo26.2 Program – Center for Well Being – Sonoma County
To expand the iDo26.2 program to 2,500 youth from low-income communities. The program encourages regular physical activity to help with obesity prevention and related chronic disease prevention in youth.

Jewish Community Free Clinic – Sonoma County
General operating support of weekly clinics with an all-volunteer staff that provides free medical care and social services to any uninsured person in need.

United Cerebral Palsy of the North Bay – Sonoma County
To fund an AAC Specialist and an occupational Therapist for the 2019 Summer Intensive Program.

Whistlestop – Marin County
To expand access to medical care through MARS, by providing no-cost transportation to local clinics for a subset of 34,000 patients that have no means of transportation to appointments.

Fall 2019 Awards

In Fall 2019, PFMC awarded a total of $30,000 to the following recipients:

Champions for Health (former name Project Access San Diego) – San Diego County
For support ongoing specialty healthcare and community wellness services including preventive programs, donated specialty care consultations, imaging and surgeries to uninsured and underinsured in San Diego County.

Operation Access – Bay Area Counties
To support work to provide donated surgeries, specialty care and diagnostic screenings to the uninsured in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, Solano and Sonoma counties.

SCMAA Health Career Scholarship – Sonoma County
Challenge grant toward scholarships for students pursuing an education in a health related field.

Sonoma County Regional Parks – Sonoma County
To support the Park Pathways to Community Health to connect, children, seniors, Latinos and low-income individuals to the parks to improve mental health, healthy ageing, healthy eating and active living.

Spring 2018 Awards

In Spring 2018, PFMC awarded a total of $55,000 to the following recipients:

Alzheimer’s San Diego – San Diego County
To assist with the annual cost of free supportive programs and services for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, their families, caregivers and the community.

Center for Well-Being – Sonoma County
Education and prevention grant to expand diabetes self-management services to uninsured and under insured residents. Specifically low income adults and monolingual Spanish speakers.

Father Joe’s Villages – Sand Diego County
To help fund the Village Family Health Center that provides services for homeless people in the community. The funding will go toward direct clinic operations, which includes medical supplies, pharmacy expenses and radiology services.

Hearts of Sonoma County – Sonoma County
To support Hearts of Sonoma County, a 12 month clinical learning collaborative to advance and spread higher quality comprehensive cardiovascular disease prevention and care management within local provider organizations..

Hospice by the Bay – Sonoma and Marin Counties
To support the telehealth video conferencing visits with physicians and advanced practice nurses from our office location in Marin and Sonoma Counties to increase access and improve patient/family satisfaction.

iDo26.2 Program – Center for Well Being – Sonoma County
To expand the iDo26.2 program to 2,500 youth from low-income communities. The program encourages regular physical activity to help with obesity prevention and related chronic disease prevention in youth.

Jewish Community Free Clinic – Sonoma County
General operating support weekly clinics with an all-volunteer staff that provides free medical care and social services to any uninsured person in need.

Operation Access – Bay Area Counties
To support work to provide donated surgeries, specialty care and diagnostic screenings to the uninsured in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, Solano and Sonoma counties.

Siyan Clinical Research – Sonoma County
To support the Project Rebuild program offering free mental health support and services for low-income, uninsured or underinsured adults suffering with clinical depression and/or PTSD as a result of the wildfires.

Sonoma County Regional Parks – Sonoma County
To support the Nature Heals series of programs to help children from fire-impacted schools and local low-income residents enhance their mental health following the trauma of the firestorm.

United Cerebral Palsy of the North Bay – Sonoma County
To fund conductive education specialized equipment and furniture for year round activities including the new Academic Classroom program.

Fall 2018 Awards

In Fall 2018, PFMC awarded a total of $25,000 to the following recipients:

Champions for Health (former name Project Access San Diego) – San Diego County
For support ongoing specialty healthcare and community wellness services including preventive programs, donated specialty care consultations, imaging and surgeries to uninsured and underinsured in San Diego County..

CTE Foundation – Sonoma County
To help support the Health Careers Academy Program Coordinator which supports program expansion, work-based learning coordination and student support needs.

SCMAA Health Career Scholarship – Sonoma County
Challenge grant toward scholarships for students pursuing an education in a health related field.

Spring 2017 Awards

In Spring 2017, PFMC awarded a total of $67,000 to the following recipients:

Alzheimer’s San Diego – San Diego County
To assist with the annual cost of free supportive programs and services for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, their families, caregivers and the community.

Center for Well-Being – Sonoma County
Education and prevention grant to expand diabetes self-management services to uninsured and under insured residents. Specifically low income adults and monolingual Spanish speakers.

Champions for Health (former name Project Access San Diego) – San Diego County
For support of Project Access operational costs. PASD provides preventive programs, donated specialty care consultations, imaging and surgeries to uninsured adults in San Diego County.

Father Joe’s Villages – Sand Diego County
To help fund the Village Family Health Center that provides services for homeless people in the community. The funding will go toward direct operations which includes medical supplies, pharmacy expenses and radiology services.

Hospice by the Bay – Sonoma and Marin Counties
To support the Charity Care/Caregiving Funds Program which allows individuals in Marin and Sonoma Counties who are low income and/or living in marginalized housing better access to end-of-life care.

iDo26.2 Program – Sonoma County
To support a program to enable and encourage regular physical activity to help with obesity prevention and related disease prevention in youth and their families.

North County Health Services – San Diego County
To provide a “treatment pool” of funds for patients who cannot afford needed healthcare or medications for their chronic conditions, such as hypertension and diabetes.

Operation Access – Bay Area Counties
To support work to provide donated surgeries, specialty care and diagnostic screenings to the uninsured in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, Solano and Sonoma counties.

Sonoma County Medical Association – Sonoma, Marin, Mendocino, and Lake Counties
To continue publication of the medial association quarterly magazine, Sonoma Medicine.

SCMAA Health Career Scholarship
Challenge grant toward scholarships for students pursuing an education in a health related field.

United Cerebral Palsy of the North Bay – Sonoma County
To support the students from low-income families with scholarships they can use for the intensive summer Boost Camp program or for year round services.

West County Health Centers – Sonoma County
To help fund the Russian River Health Center Capital Campaign to rebuild the Center that was destroyed by fire in 2015. The medically underserved population in the rural service area serves an estimated 50,000 people.

Fall 2017 Awards

In Fall 2017, PFMC awarded a total of $35,000 to the following recipients:

Champions for Health (former name Project Access San Diego) – San Diego County
For support of Project Access operational costs. PASD provides preventive programs, donated specialty care consultations, imaging and surgeries to uninsured adults in San Diego County.

CTE Foundation – Sonoma County
To help fund costs for the Health Careers Academy program delivery and enhancements that leverage learnings and achievements to strengthen program outcomes and increase sustainability.

North County Health Services – San Diego County
To help fund programs to improve health outcomes for underserved patients through greater access to healthcare.

SCMAA Health Career Scholarship
Challenge grant toward scholarships for students pursuing an education in a health related field.

United Cerebral Palsy of the North Bay – Sonoma County
To help fund a portion of the multidisciplinary team of Occupational and Speech therapists and interns that will work during the year round activities.

Spring 2016 Awards

In Spring 2016, PFMC awarded a total of $103,000 to the following recipients:

CTE Foundation – Sonoma County
To support further expansion and student support for strengthening the Health Care career technical training and work readiness programs preparing students for health care careers and/or college.

Hospice by the Bay – Sonoma and Marin Counties
To support a Community Based Palliative Care pilot program so individuals with advanced illness can receive services in their home one to two years prior to their hospice eligibility.

iDo26.2 Program – Sonoma County
To support a program to enable and encourage regular physical activity to help with obesity prevention and related disease prevention in youth and their families.

Jewish Community Free Clinic – Sonoma County
General operating support weekly clinics with an all-volunteer staff that provides free medical care and social services to any uninsured person in need.

Musicians On Call – San Franciso and Marin Counties
To support the expansion of the “Bedside Performance Program” where local volunteer musicians provide the healing power of music to the bedsides of patients at UCSF Benioff, Novato Community Hospital and SF VA Medical Center.

Operation Access – Bay Area Counties
To support work to provide donated surgeries, specialty care and diagnostic screenings to the uninsured in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, Solano and Sonoma counties.

Rotacare Clinic of San Rafael – Marin County
To support the clinic providing medical services, pharmaceuticals and lab services for uninsured patients in Marin County.

Sonoma County Regional Parks – Sonoma County
To help fund the Spanish and English guides for the Trails Challenge introducing the value and benefits of outdoor fitness, promote low-cost outdoor recreation programs to under resourced audiences and purchase necessary equipment and supplies such as bicycle helmets for low income youth.

United Cerebral Palsy of the North Bay – Sonoma County
To fund an occupational therapy internship program for local university students allowing Boost to bill medical insurance for the therapy provided in the Boost classroom.

Fall 2016 Awards

 

In Fall 2016, PFMC awarded a total of $114,600 to the following recipients:

Alzheimer’s – San Diego County
To assist with the annual cost of free supportive programs and services for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, their families, caregivers and the community.

Avenues to Wellness – Mendocino County
To support a free community health education speaker event series and free chronic disease self-management workshops.

Champions for Health – San Diego County
For support of Project Access operational costs.  PASD provides preventive programs, donated specialty care consultations, imaging and surgeries to uninsured adults in San Diego County.

Father Joe’s Villages – San Diego County
To help fund the Village Family Health Center that provides services for homeless people in the community.  The funding will go toward direct operations which includes medical supplies, pharmacy expenses and radiology services.

North County Health Services – San Diego County
To provide a “treatment pool” of funds for patients who cannot afford needed healthcare or medications for their chronic conditions, such as hypertension and diabetes.

SCMAA Health Career Scholarship – Sonoma County
Challenge grant toward scholarships for students pursuing an education in a health related field.

Social Advocates for Youth – Sonoma County
To expand Bilingual/Bicultural intake and resource referral services in the Counseling department as they expand the school-based services.

United Cerebral Palsy of the North Bay – Sonoma County
To support the students from low-income families with scholarships they can use for the intensive summer Boost Camp program or for year round services.

Spring 2015 Awards

In Spring 2015, PFMC awarded a total of $48,000 to the following recipients:

iDo26.2 Program
To support a program to enable and encourage regular physical activity to help with obesity prevention and related disease prevention in youth and their families.

Jewish Community Free Clinic
To support six weekly clinics with an all-volunteer staff that provides free medical care and social services to any uninsured person in need.

Operation Access
To support work to provide donated surgeries, specialty care and diagnostic screenings to the uninsured in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, Solano and Sonoma counties.

San Diego County Medical Society Foundation
For support of Project Access operational costs. PASD provides donated specialty care consultations and surgeries to uninsured adults in San Diego County.

Sonoma County Regional Parks
To help fund a part-time bilingual naturalist to lead local park hikes and other bilingual outings. Also promote Healthy Parks, Healthy People programs for Latino residents and seniors in Sonoma County to introduce them to the benefits of outdoor fitness and improve their health.

United Cerebral Palsy of the North Bay
To fund the purchase of adaptive therapeutic equipment, sage for Sage Therapy and provide scholarships for low-income families so their children can attend camp.

Fall 2015 Awards

In Fall 2015, PFMC awarded a total of $48,000 to the following recipients:

Center for Well-Being – Sonoma County
To expand the Diabetes Wellness program to address diabetes self-management for low income seniors and monolingual Spanish speakers.

North County Health Services – San Diego County
To provide a “treatment pool” of funds for patients who cannot afford needed healthcare or medications for their chronic conditions, such as hypertension and diabetes.

SCMAA Health Career Scholarship – Sonoma County
Challenge grant toward scholarships for students pursuing an education in a health related field.

Social Advocates for Youth – Sonoma County
To continue the capacity of bilingual intake and resource referral in the Counseling department that serves children, youth and young adults ages 5-25.

United Cerebral Palsy of the North Bay – Sonoma County
To provide scholarships for low-income families so their children can attend camp and they can increase the program to six weeks with six teachers.

Fall 2014 Awards

In Fall 2014, PFMC awarded a total of $39,962 to the following recipients:

Center for Well-Being – Sonoma County
To support the Healthier Living Program by offering classes to low income seniors to address chronic disease management through education and prevention. .

Hospice by the Bay – Marin, Sonoma, San Francisco Counties
To expand the “Home Away from Home” hospice program that provides a “hospice room” in the Sonoma Valley Hospital skilled nursing facility.  This room is for those with limited resources for hospice care and no primary care support at home in their final days..

North County Health Services – San Diego County 
To provide general operating support for the new Mission Mesa Pediatrics Health Center.

RotaCare Clinic of San Rafael, Marin Counties 
To support the clinic providing medical services, pharmaceuticals and lab services for uninsured patients in Marin County.

Social Advocates for Youth – Sonoma County
To increase the capacity of bilingual intake and resource referral in the Counseling department that serves children, youth and your adults ages 5-25.