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Advancing Community wellness in the Coachella Valley

Request for Proposals

Request for Proposals (RFP): Core Operating Support

(Deadline: Rolling Basis) 

The mission and vision of the Desert Healthcare District and Foundation is to achieve optimal health at all stages of life for all District residents by connecting Coachella Valley residents to health and wellness services and programs. The District and Foundation's service area now encompasses the entire valley from Desert Hot Springs to North Shore, following the November 2018 voter approval of District expansion. Earlier in 2018, the District and Foundation Board voted to provide $300,000 per year for 20 years for the eastern Coachella Valley.

To respond to the community needs, the Desert Healthcare Foundation is offering funding for core operating support to eligible organizations serving east Coachella Valley residents and whose activities and programs align with the District and Foundation's community health focus area of primary care and behavioral health access. Eastern valley residents include those residing in Palm Desert (east of Cook Street), Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio, Coachella, Bermuda Dunes, Thermal, Mecca, North Shore and other unincorporated communities.

The goal of this funding opportunity is to provide core operating support for eligible organizations that work to improve access to care (accessibility, affordability, availability, or acceptability of healthcare services) and education for residents in the eastern Coachella Valley.

Please read the Request for Proposals here.  To learn more about the grant process and to submit a letter of interest (LOI), click here.

If you have questions about the RFP or grant process, please email