What is today the Community Health Fund came into being in 1997 when the merger that created John Muir Health called for developing and funding an independent “community health benefit nonprofit corporation.” Since our inception, we have been dedicated to supporting programs that improve the health of medically uninsured and underserved populations in central and east Contra Costa County.
An appointed, ten-member board of directors governs the Community Health Fund. John Muir Health, a not-for-profit health system, provides funding for our grant program and program-related operations. Through 2017, the board has approved spending more than $27 million in the form of grants for health initiatives and program-related expenses.
2017 CHF Impact Update: The Power of Partnership: As the John Muir/Mt. Diablo Community Health Fund celebrates 20 years of grantmaking, it’s fitting to use this year’s Impact Update to acknowledge a nearly two decade partnership with La Clínica de La Raza.