Grants for Healthcare Partners
Mendocino Coast Healthcare Foundation grants support our mission by providing critical funds for technology, equipment, and tools, as well as providing for the individual needs of healthcare workers and patients. In order to best serve our community and fulfill our mission, MCHFoundation provides grants to a diverse set of health and wellness entities that serve our district.
Historically, the MCHFoundation funded grants solely for the coastal hospital. As the needs of our community have grown, the diversity of health providers have multiplied to better serve residents and visitors. MCHFoundation is building community among these entities through engagement, volunteerism and direct grants.
The Grants program was made possible by the vision and direction of the MCHFoundation Board of Directors, in their determination to make a greater impact by partnering with a multitude of healthcare organizations within our beloved Mendocino Coast healthcare district.
MCHFoundation grants, in tandem with the launch of the All In for Nurses Initiative, provided responsive funds to improve current and future health outcomes on the Mendocino Coast.
To discuss a funding request, please send a Letter of Inquiry describing your Organization and Project to MCHFoundation at [email protected]. LOI’s are reviewed on an ongoing basis by our Programs and Grants Committee. Thank you for your interest!
Grants We've Provided
Expanding our Reach and Impact
Adventist Health Mendocino Coast Hospital
Upgrades to the Oncology Treatment Suite (2018 and ongoing)
COVID Rapid Response (2020) – Ventilator and Glide Scopes at the height of the pandemic
Rapid Viral Testing Cepheid Machine (2021)
3D Mammography (2022)
Vibrant Visual Ultrasound (2022 with support from the Community Foundation of Mendocino County!)
Facilitated the USDA Grant for a Mobile Health Clinic ($1.2 million in 2022)
Currently raising funds to upgrade the MRI and CT Scanners
Anchor Academy Student Pantry
Working in partnership with the Fort Bragg Food Bank to resolve food insecurity with food, new backpacks and school supplies
Cancer Resource Center of Mendocino County
Continuation and enhancement of cancer support and advocacy
Facilitated the USDA Grant for a patient transport vehicle ($45,000 in 2022)
Charlene McAllister Excellence in Nursing Awards
An annual Excellence in Nursing Award to outstanding nurses nominated by their peers at AHMC, MCC and Sherwood Oaks Nursing Home in honor of Charlene McAllister, retired nurse and former Mendocino Coast Hospital Administrator
City of Fort Bragg - The Plateau Project
Provided basic household needs for the newly housed in a new housing development project for 32 families – welcome to the community!
Coastal Street Medicine
Provided Seed Funding in partnership with the Arlene Rosen Foundation for a Case Manager, Mobile Clinic and supplies
COVID-19 Respite and Relief Meals for healthcare partners
Thank you to the following businesses who partnered with MCHFoundation to prepare and deliver 1,500 meals to healthcare staff since the start of the pandemic in 2020 and ongoing: David’s Deli, Harvest Market, Mendo Litho, Mendocino Cookie Co, Mountain Mikes, Nelo’s Market and Deli, Oscar’s Enterprise, Silver Maya, Starbucks, Safeway, Sugar Coated Catering, Bear Pizza, and more.
Elwin Cox Memorial Cancer Care Fund
Direct Assistance for cancer patient’s cancer-related treatment, over $65,000 given directly to our community members since 2020
Fort Bragg Presbyterian Church
3 Years of Partnership in providing safety PPE for volunteers for the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner!
Friends of Health
Providing Hospice Funds and partnership in health education coming in 2023!
Fort Bragg Police Department
2023 – Seed Money for the first year costs of a mental health program for Police Department Personnel
Housing Action Team North Coast (H.A.T)
Annual Web Site Subscription for this essential non-profit searching for housing solutions in our difficult rural community
A trusted partner in resource connections for health and wellness – providing web site and resource funding for data analysis and community needs surveys
See more under INSPIRE and INSPIRE+ Awards tabs – annual scholarships to senior high school students in our service region who plan to pursue careers in healthcare in college. Providing one-time and 2 annual scholarships we have awarded over $35,000 since 2021.
Mendocino Coast Clinic
2021 – Supported new fetal monitors, ultrasound machine and test kits for COVID-19 clinics
2022 Fund a Future – Supported essential equipment to expand telemedicine and mental health services.
2023 Fund A Future – Supported the equipment for two new clinic rooms at a more localized site on Main Street in Fort Bragg
2020 and ongoing – Tent rentals, supplies, vaccination support and volunteer meals during the testing and vaccination clinics
Mendocino Coast Hospitality Center
Mendocino College-Coast Campus
in 2021 provided the funding to bring the Physiology and Anatomy course back to the coast with Lab technology and supplies
Student Support Fund
Currently providing travel and expense support for coastal nursing students, we have 12 students in our Support Fund who plan to graduate in 2023 and come work here on the coast to help alleviate our local nursing shortage.
United Way of the Wine Country
Measure of America Data portrait which will provide over 5 years of critical data analysis about the health and wellness needs here on the coast
Volunteer Fire Departments
Comptche VFD – Facilitated two USDA grants for over $100,000 in critical equipment
Mendocino VFD – provided support for their annual family holiday dinners
Westport VFD – equipment and training modules for appropriate COVID protection during service calls
Little River VFD – Pagers and new repeaters
MCHFoundation Grant History
From the first donation received in 1984, and through the first hosted Winesong in 1985, MCHFoundation has been actively raising funds and awarding grants in alignment with its mission.
As of the end of 2022, MCHFoundation has raised over $10.2M and facilitated another $1.8 million in grants that support the health and wellness of
of our community.