Mission + History
Beach Cities Health District offers two types of grants: our Grants for Non-Profits and our Micro Enrichment Grants for small, one-time health projects.

Non-Profit Agency Grants
Applications for grant funding has closed for this funding cycle.

In May, our ad-hoc Grants Committee selected applications to recommend to the Board for funding. The Board of Directors approved grant applicants through their annual budget adoption at their May 22, 2019 Board meeting. Awardees were notified in June and upon signing the final contract, disbursements of funds will occur in FY 2019-2020 on a performance reimbursement basis.

The District funds programs that provide:

  • Health education and prevention
  • Support groups
  • Health promotion
  • Health maintenance
  • Efforts to develop and test new approaches to solving problems within the health field
  • Safety net programs for vulnerable and underserved populations (e.g., senior and homeless meal program)

"Health" includes both physical and mental health.

To be eligible for consideration, the applicant must meet the following requirements:

  1. The agency must be an incorporated nonprofit organization with a tax-exempt status under California State law and the Internal Revenue Code.
  2. The agency must demonstrate the ability to provide proposed services. Greater consideration will be given to agencies with experience in delivering health-related programs.
  3. An agency does not need to be located within BCHD service area, but it must demonstrate the ability to make services easily accessible to those residing in BCHD communities.
  4. District funds must only be spent on the residents of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach.


Micro Enrichment Grants
Beach Cities Health District's Micro Enrichment Grants will be available twice a year rather than on a first come first serve basis. The application cycle is currently closed and will open again in October 2019. Grant award announcements were made in May 2019.

The Micro Enrichment Grant enables the community to access support for small, one-time project-based health initiatives. These grants provide up to $5,000 per request in any fiscal year. The request must be processed through the MEG Form provided by the Chief Executive Officer’s office. Requests must meet the criteria established within the scope of the District Mission and Board Adopted Health Priorities. Allocated funds will be released in two funding periods to be designated each year. Applicants must apply through this competitive process in one of these two windows to be considered for funding. Applications received outside of the application period will not be considered. Multiple projects may be bundled on one application not to exceed $5,000.
  • Individuals or groups requesting MEG must be legal residents of or provide services to residents in the three Beach Cities.
  • Funding cannot in any way be related to fundraising activities.
  • Funding cannot be related to the general operating budget of the applicant organization.
  • Funding cannot be replacement funds so that a project’s current funding can be shifted to other programs of the applicant.
  • Funding cannot be for basic research, defined herein as the pursuit of knowledge without immediate practical program or human application
  • The project must impact the health of the community within the scope of the BHCD health priorities.
  • The applicant must complete the MEG application form in its entirety for consideration.  Incomplete applications will be returned.
  • The applicant must sign an agreement and submit a final summary report at the completion of the project.

At the completion of the project, a completed final report must be submitted no later than thirty (30) days.


Health Priorities

Health Priorities 2019-2022
Nutrition and Exercise
Social-Emotional Health
Substance Use
Cognitive Health

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