Alliance Healthcare Foundation’s grant-making activities focus strategically on funding organizations whose programs benefit those under 250% of poverty, the uninsured and underinsured, children and the homeless.  Programs should advance health and wellness for these vulnerable populations and may include improving access to primary and specialty care, mental health and substance abuse services through the use of innovative and collaborative methods to get real results.  We are committed to serving the most vulnerable populations in San Diego & Imperial Counties through funding projects and programs that address access to healthcare, with a focus on increasing the capacity and coordination of the healthcare delivery system.

We are committed to the principle that everyone should have access to appropriate, quality, and timely care.  We seek to partner with organizations that further this goal.  Our ultimate measure of success will be improvements in health outcomes for individuals and families, as well as a more robust healthcare safety net and strong public health infrastructure that will benefit everyone in San Diego & Imperial Counties.

What we fund:

What we do not fund:


  • People Under 250% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL)
  • Children
  • Homeless Individuals and Families
  • Projects and programs outside San Diego &  Imperial Counties
  • Research
  • Lobbying
  • Underwriting of medical expenses
  • Construction or renovation
  • The purchase of costly equipment
  • Sponsorship of development activities, such as fundraising events, capital campaigns or annual fund drives
  • Projects or proposals from individuals
  • Organizations that do not have 501(c)(3) status

  • Innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Technology
  • Integrative Care

  • Prevention
  • Primary Care
  • Specialty Care
  • Mental Health & Substance Abuse