As part of our effort to be more involved in the Imperial County, we engaged the community to learn about the people that call Imperial County home and the challenges that they face in growing and bettering their community. By sharing this information, we hope to help other groups and organizations understand Imperial County so that they too can get involved.
Thank you to those who attended our February 15th Funding Forum. We appreciated the opportunity to meet you and share our vision for advancing health and wellness for those in need.
Rob McCray, chairman of the AHF board, started the morning by speaking to AHF’s worldview. He spoke about the increasing need for services and the reduced federal and state resources, pointing to the need for organizations to increase capacity and do more with existing resources.
As an organization with a $63 million endowment serving a population of at least 500,000 (those living at or below 250% FPL in San Diego and Imperial County), AHF must be strategic in maximizing their own very limited resources. McCray noted that in any given year AHF may spend no more than 5% of their endowment. To demonstrate a commitment to reducing costs and increasing efficiency, McCray noted that AHF began moving toward reducing their operational expenses by 50%. This goal is nearly realized…