CENTRAL COAST, CA June 20, 2016 – Dignity Health Central Coast, which includes Arroyo Grande Community Hospital (AGCH), French Hospital Medical Center (FHMC), and Marian Regional Medical Center (MRMC), is pleased to announce the start of the Community Grant application process.

Dignity Health Central Coast Service Area invites you to participate in a Community Grant Writer’s Workshop on June 29, 2016 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Annex Conference Room at 345 South Halcyon Road, Arroyo Grande. Each of our three facilities offers grant funding; a minimum of $60,000 and a maximum of $100,000.

The Dignity Health Community Grants Program seeks to partner with other nonprofit organizations who are working to improve the health and quality of life of the communities we serve, as well as exemplify Dignity Health’s five core values: Dignity, Collaboration, Justice, Stewardship, and Excellence.

Projects to be funded must involve collaboration with other organizations as well as one of our Dignity Health Central Coast hospitals.

Grant funds are to be used to provide services to underserved populations, and the proposed program must integrate one or more of the following four strategic priorities indentified in the Central Coast Service Area Community Health Needs Assessment report:

  • Education (MRMC service area only)
  • Access to Healthcare, overcoming barriers to access, including lack of providers, and lack of health insurance (FHMC service area only)
  • Behavioral/Mental Health, lack of resources and awareness of resources
  • Homelessness, lack of affordable housing and shelters
  • Cancer Screenings, lack of providers and awareness of basic screenings
  • Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke, lack of providers and lack of awareness

If you believe your organization can meet these expectations, Dignity Health Central Coast invites you to the:

Community Grant Writer’s Workshop

June 29, 2016

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Annex Conference Room

345 S Halcyon Rd, Arroyo Grande

For more information about the Community Grant application process, please contact Patty Herrera at 805.542.6268.


About Dignity Health of the Central Coast

Dignity Health of the Central Coast is an integrated network of top quality hospitals, physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services including primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically-advanced laboratories and imaging centers and a full service home health agency; all recognized for quality, safety and service. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities. For more information visit www.arroyograndehospital.org; www.frenchmedicalcenter.org; www.marianmedicalcenter.org