The national nonprofit organization provides high-quality, affordable advisory and lending services to nonprofit community-health centers seeking to finance capital projects that expand community-based health care. Grant money augments a $1 million Capital Link loan, using our program-related investment proceeds, to the Community Health and Social Services Center in Southwest Detroit for completion of an expansion project.
The national nonprofit organization provides high-quality, affordable advisory and lending services to nonprofit community-health centers seeking to finance capital projects that expand community-based health care. Made through our Social Investment Practice, this loan helps to finance the expansion of the Community Health and Social Services Center in Southwest Detroit.
Serving as the largest safety-net provider in Palm Beach County, Caridad’s Health Clinic offers medical, dental, educational-enrichment, and community-outreach services to an ethnically and economically diverse population of uninsured and working-poor families. A two-year grant from the Health Clinic Opportunity Fund supports the clinic’s operating expenses and helps it meet the increased demand for services. The fund is designed to bridge, build, and sustain the operations of high-performing community health centers serving diverse and vulnerable populations. It targeted free clinics, public health clinics and designated federally qualified health center look-alikes to meet both the immediate and long-term health needs of their constituents. Priority was given to projects that leverage existing resources, create more effective operating systems, improve efficiencies, and expand and maintain access to health services for vulnerable populations.
The center focuses on community organizing and advocacy in California’s “Inland Empire,” a region east of Los Angeles that is affected by pollution from heavy freight traffic, transshipping facilities, and warehousing areas. This two-year grant funds a demonstration program to reduce toxic exposure to rail yard and truck diesel pollution in two low-income communities.
The center was founded on the premise that design can be used to improve patient outcomes in health care environments. Funding supports the development of a clinic-design evaluation tool and database and the hosting of four seminars for architects and designers of community-health centers.
The advocacy organization seeks to build healthy communities characterized by social justice, economic well-being, and democratic governance. This two-year grant advances efforts to establish federal, state, and local guidelines and policies for schools aimed at ensuring healthy site selection, reducing nearby pollution, and improving indoor air quality.
The nationally recognized policy-analysis and advocacy organization focused on the Upper Midwest and Great Plains sponsors the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, an alliance of 80 grassroots farm, food, and conservation groups. This grant helps the alliance work through the federal Farm to School grant program to ensure that school cafeterias serve nutritious fresh food to low-income children.
The national health advocacy organization specializes in nutrition, food safety, and obesity prevention. This three-year grant helps to fund the center’s national campaign to reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, which have been linked directly to obesity, particularly among consumers in low-income communities of color.
The national health advocacy organization conducts research, educates the public, and campaigns for government policies and corporate practices that promote healthy diets and prevent deceptive marketing practices. Grant support allows the center to develop its next advocacy plan to promote policies that improve public health, especially through better nutrition and eating habits.
Created in 1989, the nonprofit organization helps low-income, minority, grassroots groups in rural areas address the disproportionate burden of pollution and environmental health hazards. A three-year grant supports two related projects in California’s San Joaquin Valley: a land-use project to help residents shape land-use decisions in their communities and an air project to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from dairy farms.