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ADVANCING SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION:

INNOVATION INITIATIVE (i2) $1 MILLION MILESTONE-BASED CHALLENGE GRANT

One of the most efficient ways we can support population health improvement is by helping innovations succeed, scale and achieve sustainability.

We believe that your zip code, race, socioeconomic status, gender or ability should not determine your life expectancy. Through the i2 program, we help nurture and scale sustainable solutions aimed at closing gaps in health equity. We have supported (and have continued evolving) this innovation initiative since its inception in 2010.

The 2022 i2 12-month capacity building and mentorship program concluded in January 2023 with an unprecedented announcement by the AHF Board of Trustees that they had decided to double the i2 investment and award two of the finalists each with a $1 million milestone-based challenge grant. Read the full announcement here.

Details of the 2022 Innovation Initiative can be found here.

The 2025 Innovation Initiative will open November 1, 2024.

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Announcing Final Awardees.  On December 14, 2022, five finalists gave in-person 15-minute pitches followed by 30-minutes of discussion with the panel of evaluators, including AHF Board of Trustees, Community Resident Leaders, and AHF Staff.  While two winners were ultimately selected, AHF intends to find other ways to support all five candidates in their growth and development. Read more.

Watch VIDEO:  Alliance Healthcare Foundation and Nex Cubed Partner to Pioneer a New Form of Philanthropy

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Meet Our 2022 Resident Leaders. As part of our ongoing journey toward more inclusiveness in our work with those who represent the populations that we are ultimately trying to impact, the 2022 i2 evaluation committee included five Resident Leaders. These individuals were selected from an application and interview process. They live in San Diego County and have experienced significant barriers to accessing high quality healthcare services. Read more.

PAST I2 GRANTEES

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PROJECT NEW VILLAGE

Community Food Hub
2022
$1M

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URBAN RESTORATION COUNSELING CENTER

BIPOC Therapy for BIPOC Community
2022
$1M

DOCFULLY

Telemedicine for Homeless
2019
$500K

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VIZER

Fitness App for Altruism
2019
$500K

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MULTICULTURAL HEALTH FOUNDATION

Prevention Alliance
2018
$1M

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SOMALI FAMILY SERVICE OF SAN DIEGO

RefugeeVaccination Education
2017
$1M

INTERFAITH COMMUNITY SERVICES

Recovery & Wellness Center
2016
$1M

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MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEMS

North Inland Mental Health Clinic
2015
$765K

ACCESS YOUTH ACADEMY

Hoover High Partnership
2013
$550K

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UC SAN DIEGO STUDENT-RUN FREE CLINIC

Wirelessly Observed Therapy (WOT)
2012
$1M

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2-1-1 SAN DIEGO

Community Information Exchange
2011-Current
$4.5M+

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SOCIAL INTEREST SOLUTIONS

One-e-App
2010
$1.05M

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CHAMPIONS OF HEALTH

Text4Baby
2010
$440K