Getting To Zero Grants to Date

Together with local government and business partners, Sutter Health is committed to helping raise $20 million over three years to support this effort and will match up to $10 million in contributions to the Getting to Zero campaign. As of July 2017, Sutter Health has partnered with four local jurisdictions –  making matching grants that total almost $2 million.

City of Roseville: $250,000

The City of Roseville received $250,000 in matching funds from Sutter Health to support its Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Program. Read the announcement here.

City of Davis: $233,000

Sutter Health awarded the City of Davis with a $233,000 matching grant to increase permanent supportive housing for its chronically homeless population. The funds will be used to support Davis Pathways, which will serve an estimated 45 individuals over three years. While elements of Davis Pathways have been in place for several months, the matching grant from Sutter Health provides the funding needed to incorporate job training, bridge rental assistance, and supportive services. Read the announcement here.

Placer County: $1,000,000

Placer County received a $1 million matching grant from Sutter Health to buy housing and rental subsidies for up to 20 homeless people a year. The donation is going to the county Whole Person Care pilot program and involves purchasing housing units for participants to use. The Whole Person Care Program is a major, five-year pilot powered by $10 million in federal funding, which the county will match by reassigning funds. Read the announcement here.

City of Sacramento: $433,000

Sutter Health gave a $433,000 matching grant to the City of Sacramento to expand services at the Salvation Army’s Center of Hope Emergency Shelter. The funding will support services for 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Read the announcement here.

Grant Applications and Program Outcomes

Programs to be considered for matching grants must meet several baseline requirements, including:

  • Alignment with the Housing First response to homelessness, meaning any program involving access to housing for individuals experiencing homelessness must be low or no-barrier.
  • Funding to be matched must be new or reallocated money, not coming from existing homeless programs.
  • Program must involve services or programs within the jurisdiction’s Continuum of Care.

Please submit a brief proposal that includes the following details of the proposed program:

  1. Background
    • Any relevant information regarding the jurisdiction’s homeless population and the programs and best practices currently in place to serve this population.
  2. Proposed Concept/Project Description
    • Demonstrate how this project/initiative is in line with a Housing First response and consistent with the jurisdiction’s Continuum of Care.
    • Resources needed, with detailed budget.
    • List of partners, if applicable.
    • Programs to be supported by match grant.
  3. Performance Measures & Outcomes
    • Outline of clear data points that will be tracked in order to measure outcomes. Examples include, but are not limited to the below common performance measures.

Common Performance Measures in Homeless Services*

How much did we do?
  • # of people served and demographics
  • # of bed nights provided
  • Cost of program
PM2: How well did we do it?
  • # and percent of people contacted who completed assessments
  • # and percent of people who successfully secured a housing subsidy (such as a housing voucher or rapid re-housing)
  • # and percent of people who successfully exit to permanent housing
  • # of people who successfully exit to a transitional housing program or residential treatment facility
  • Length of time from program entry to securing permanent housing
  • # and percent of people who remain engaged in case management services after securing permanent housing
  • Cost per participant housed – cost/benefit ratio
  • # of people who become homeless for the first time
  • Length of time person remains homeless after engagement
PM3: Is anyone better off?
  • % and # of people experiencing homelessness 
  • % and # of returns to homelessness prevented
  • % and # of people permanently housed at program exit
  • % and # of people who retained permanent housing after program exit
Income and Benefits:
  • % and # of participants receiving monthly income (employment or permanent benefit)
  • % and # of participants receiving CalFresh
  • % and # of participants receiving General Assistance
  • % and # of people with health insurance
  • % and # of eligible veterans receiving veteran’s benefits
Physical and Behavioral Health:
  • % and # of emergency care visits
  • % and # of days in psychiatric hospitalization
Criminal Justice Involvement:
  • % and # of days in jail
  • % and # of arrests/tickets/ law enforcement interactions

*Based on the guidelines laid out by the Results-Based Accountability™ framework, a nationally-recognized best practice.


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