The California Catalyst Fund Expands in Size and Scope

Applications due Monday, December 2

The California Catalyst Fund, which provides grants to help community health centers explore and implement partnerships that include administrative consolidation and mergers, announced today that the fund has grown from $500,000 to $1.56 million and is now accepting applications.

With expanded resources, the fund is better able to underwrite expert assistance to help health care organizations engage in any stage of strategic restructuring, including readiness assessment, implementation planning, and negotiation facilitation. Applications for technical assistance grants, which typically range from $10,000 to $50,000, are being accepted through Monday, December 2, 2013. See details on eligibility and how to apply.

The California Wellness Foundation joins the founding contributors to the fund, the Blue Shield of California Foundation and the California HealthCare Foundation, in supporting community health centers as they adapt to the new health care delivery environment created by passage of the Affordable Care Act.

“Collaborations can offer clinics and community health centers a different way to increase their capacity to deliver comprehensive, efficient, and cost-effective care by forging partnerships rather than expanding infrastructure,” said Giovanna Giuliani of the California HealthCare Foundation.

Since its launch in March 2012, the fund has provided over $540,000 in financial support and expert help to more than 20 organizations across California. Read some of their stories and access resources for restructuring strategies.

Complete information about how to apply is on the Nonprofit Finance Fund website.

Contact Information:
Sally Mudd
Director of Engagement

About the California Health Care Foundation

The California Health Care Foundation is dedicated to advancing meaningful, measurable improvements in the way the health care delivery system provides care to the people of California, particularly those with low incomes and those whose needs are not well served by the status quo. We work to ensure that people have access to the care they need, when they need it, at a price they can afford.