Our Work in the Community
Since 1986, the St. Joseph Community Partnership Fund (SJCPF) has proactively invested more than $330 million in the communities served by Providence St. Joseph Health. While our initiatives may have changed over the years, our mission has never wavered. SJCPF provides support to improve the health and well-being of the economically poor, fosters the strengths and diversity of our neighbors to build vibrant, healthy communities. Our ultimate goal is to work towards an equitable and just society.
We do this through capacity building initiatives that build strong resident leaders, and investments designed to target the Social Determinants of Health and bolster the nonprofit sector. SJCPF focuses on the system inequities that impact the health of the poor and vulnerable. We work to reduce health disparities and promote equity by investing in systems-level impacts on community health issues, and strengthening partnerships and collaboration.
Today, SJCPF is embracing an exciting opportunity – bringing the work of SJCPF to the entire system of Providence St. Joseph Health. In partnership with key stakeholders and regional leadership, SJCPF will be planning how to scale this community strengthening model to new regions, bringing the legacy of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, together with the Sisters of Providence, into more than 50 communities throughout our health system.
SJCPF works to reduce health disparities and promote equity by investing in systems-level impacts on community health issues, and strengthening partnerships and collaboration.
Our investments fall into the following priority areas of focus:
At the heart of SJCPF is our legacy to care for the most vulnerable. One of our more traditional grant-making focuses consists of our Emergency Food & Shelter (EFSI) grants.
Disaster Response grants are aimed at one or more of the phases of disaster response: relief, recovery, and resilience.
Sustainability Initiative: SJCPF’s Sustainability Initiative is a 5-month program that engages regional nonprofits who are critical to the safety net of services, and who are struggling with organizational sustainability and capacity.
The Community Building Initiative and Intersections Initiatives invest in the residents who live in the communities we serve by building community leaders and addressing system inequities throughout California.