Mission and Guiding Principles

Our Grantmaking Mission: John Muir Health has given us our community benefit mission of creating lasting health and health care improvements for people in central and east Contra Costa County communities who are uninsured or underinsured, have limited access to health care, are most at risk for poor health, and are most likely to experience disparities in health care. Since our inception, our most valuable contribution has been fostering the start-up and expansion of sustainable health care programs and services that achieve this mission.

Our Guiding Principles:
  • Valuing Diversity: We seek to award our grants to organizations that respond to and reflect the rich diversity of the local communities and people residing in central and east Contra Costa County.
  • Valuing Connections: We seek to develop and participate actively in partnerships with organizations and people who share our health-related mission.
  • Building Capacity: We are committed to investing in the administrative and governance capabilities of nonprofit organizations, as well as the capacity of these organizations to help the people they serve.
  • Valuing Learning: We practice and promote continuous learning by being open to new ideas and different points of view, and by promoting best practices for managing and governing nonprofit organizations.

Our Commitment to Nondiscrimination:: In accordance with nondiscrimination policies adopted by John Muir Health, the Community Health Fund is committed to conducting its grantmaking free from any type of discrimination. This includes, but is not limited to, discrimination against any applying or funded organization based on the sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, medical condition, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), sexual orientation, handicap, or any other protected characteristic of the organization’s clientele.

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