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Rest Haven Children’s Health Fund Announces 2016 Grant Recipients

SAN DIEGO – Rest Haven Children’s Health Fund, a foundation supporting health-related services for underserved children in San Diego and Imperial Counties, has awarded $198,983 to 15 area nonprofit agencies through its 2016 grant funding cycle.

Rest Haven has undergone a competitive request for proposal process each year since 2008, averaging $200,000 in annual giving. Over the last eight years, the foundation has awarded a total of $1,616,711 in the form of special one-time grants to 39 different nonprofit agencies who share its children’s health mission.

The 2016 grant recipients include:

  • Emilio Nares Foundation

  • Family Health Centers of San Diego

  • Fresh Start Surgical Gifts

  • Grossmont Hospital Foundation

  • Home of Guiding Hands

  • Imperial Valley Food Bank

  • Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank

  • La Maestra Family Clinic Inc.

  • Neighborhood House Association

  • North County Health Services

  • Promises2Kids

  • San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition

  • San Ysidro Health Center

  • South Bay Community Services

  • Vista Community Clinic

Rest Haven’s mission is to provide funds for health-related services for children in San Diego and Imperial Counties when no other funds are available. Each year, the board of directors invites local agencies and institutions to submit proposals requesting funding for identified children’s health needs in their communities. The one-time grants must be used to increase the organization’s capacity to provide healthcare to meet the physical, medical and/or emotional needs of children ages zero through 17 years.

Rest Haven has been supporting the health of underserved children since its founding in San Diego in 1909. Rest Haven’s support later expanded to include children and agencies in Imperial County. Its funding is primarily designed to help children with healthcare needs when no other private or public financial resources are available. Funding assistance is requested by a professional through an individual referral process. Funding is also provided to agencies in the acquisition of vital medical equipment and supplies. Rest Haven Children’s Health Fund has been operating under its current name since 1998.

More information about Rest Haven is available at or by calling (858) 576.0590.

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