Community Benefit Program - Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula

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Community Benefit Program

It's a community thing...

Community Hospital truly is part of the community it serves. We offer everything from classes and support groups to direct services and grant funding to meet healthcare needs in our community.

In 1996, Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula created the Community Benefit Program. We wanted to make sure we were doing our part to keep our community healthy.

In 2017, we kept that commitment by providing $165,675,034 and 16,603 volunteer hours to help the community. Here's how we did it:

We improved access to healthcare

Some $160,889,393 was dedicated to people in need, people who might not otherwise be able to afford healthcare. This money also includes the unreimbursed cost of caring for those covered by government insurance programs such as Medi-Cal and Medicare.

We built healthy communities

We earmarked $1,487,773 for determining and addressing the community's health needs.

We made health, education, and wellness priorities

Big Sur Marathon Volunteers

We devoted $2,770,230 to educating people about how their lifestyle choices affect their health. We focused on self-care, early detection, and disease management. And we made sure our healthcare professionals were receiving the latest education.

We took special care with those who have special needs

We invested $527,638 in those at risk because of age, involvement in a violent relationship, chemical dependence, mental illness, HIV, or socioeconomics.

The dollars at work in our community: 

Community Focus Area

Benefit Dollars

Benefit Services

Volunteer Hours





Building Healthy Communities






Health Education and Wellness






Improving Access to Care






Special Care for Special Needs






All Benefit Services






Tracking and reporting community benefit activities to the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) is a requirement of the state Legislature (SB 697).

Community benefit grantmaking guidelines

Community Hospital makes grants from the Community Benefit Fund to nonprofit organizations and multi-agency collaborative organizations in support of health assessment and improvement projects within our service area.

The document linked below provides information regarding the mission, scope, and guidelines of this program.

Community Benefit Grantmaking Guidelines

Speakers Bureau

Part of Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula's mission as a nonprofit organization is to inform and educate our community about health issues.

Upon request, the hospital's Communication and Marketing department will work to furnish speakers on health and medical topics. In most cases, there is no fee. Exceptions include a talk that constitutes training or enhances a company's ability to make money, a presentation that requires extraordinary preparation, or an appearance that lasts more than 30 minutes.

Learn more

Community Benefit Program grantmaking guidelines
Complete community benefit plan

For more information, contact (831) 625-4505 or

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