Community Benefit Giving Office

As part of its fourfold mission, Cedars-Sinai is committed to improving the health and healthcare options for underserved areas in the Los Angeles region. The Community Benefit Giving Office was established in 2013 to develop strategic, high-impact philanthropy aligned with the community’s needs.

The office regularly designs and implements multiple grant initiatives to address health challenges identified in the Community Health Needs Assessment. Our funding criteria focuses on the high-need geographic Service Planning Areas (SPAs) outlined in the triennial report.

Through key partnerships with local health organizations, Cedars-Sinai strives to reduce health disparities by improving access to care, the quality of that care, and the promotion of the overall health and well-being of the most vulnerable members of the community. Such programs include:

  • Cedars-Sinai Community Clinic Initiative: The initiative works to strengthen the region’s healthcare safety net by enhancing leadership and effectiveness at community clinics in SPAs 4, 5, 6, and select areas of SPA 8. Projects are designed to ensure overall clinic success and sustainability.
  • Community Mental Health Grants Program: This program funds local nonprofit partners that provide direct mental healthcare to underserved adults, families and children.
  • Cedars-Sinai Institutional Grants Program: The program provides grants to select partners that are directly aligned with Cedars-Sinai’s priorities, with a focus on public health and other high-priority areas of community need.  Institutional grants are considered on an invitation-only basis.

Please note: The Community Benefit Giving Office  is unable to accept unsolicited grant proposals. Information on upcoming Requests For Proposals (RFPs) will be made available as initiatives open.