Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has awarded a record $36.5 million in grants and sponsorships to nonprofit organizations throughout Los Angeles that are working to improve access to health care, civic engagement, social determinants of health and other nonmedical factors that influence health outcomes.
More than 200 community organizations received grants.
To improve social determinants of health throughout Los Angeles, Cedars-Sinai granted nearly $15 million to local organizations working to strengthen housing and homelessness services and workforce development. Among those grants is a $3.725 million grant to the United Way of Greater Los Angeles to support older adults experiencing homelessness and to diversify and strengthen the homeless services workforce.
Cedars-Sinai also made a $150,000 grant to support strategic planning at Homeless Outreach Program Integrated Care Services.
To improve access to healthcare, Cedars-Sinai granted more than $10 million to local organizations that work to increase the capacity of organizations that provide comprehensive, quality healthcare services for underserved populations. Plunum Health, a collaboration of three local community health centers, received $1 million to support the launch of the Plunum Care Transformation Project, which aims to improve healthcare by employing artificial intelligence.
Planned Parenthood Los Angeles received a $200,000 grant to support its Black Health Initiative at its newly opened Inglewood Health Center.
To enhance civic engagement, Cedars-Sinai granted $6 million to more than 60 organizations.
Among the grantees are two organizations focused on foster youth. Project Q, a local organization that helps LGBTQ youths, received $44,000 for an intergenerational project aimed at healing relationships between foster-involved Black LGBTQ teens and their caregivers. Peace4Kids, a nonprofit organization serving youth in foster care, received $150,000 to pilot a workforce development program.
Cedars-Sinai also gave more than $250,000 to several humanitarian relief efforts, including relief agencies in Ukraine and Haiti and American Red Cross efforts at U.S. disaster sites.
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