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CARESTAR is committed to partnering with grantees to enable strong and meaningful work that transforms and enhances racial equity in the field of emergency and prehospital care. To that end, we award unrestricted, multi-year grants as much as possible. 

Most of our grants are in support local community organizations and/or collaboratives focused on individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or people of color and whose voices would add much-needed perspective and diversity to the decisions that shape healthcare access and experiences.

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Generally speaking, we offer the following types of grants: 


  • General Operating Grants – to support organizations that are in alignment with our mission, vision and priorities.  

  • Project/Program Grants – to support specific work, or programs, that are in alignment with our mission, vision and priorities.

  • Specific Awards and Initiatives – these grants have specific focus areas and application processes. They are announced periodically throughout the year on our website and via social media. 


If you'd like to provide details about your organization or project for consideration, please send a brief summary (approximately 200-300 words) via email to

*We maintain a 15% indirect rate cap for project grants.

Where We Fund

The CARESTAR Foundation works with Candid, a non-profit that offers data and insights about the social sector, to provide mapping tools to view and sort our grants data by a variety of criteria.​ We hope this tool helps to provide a comprehensive geographic picture of the extent and reach of CARESTAR's grantmaking across the state of California. 

Click on the map for enlarged detail and further functionality.


*Disclaimer: Please note that Candid's data reflects the location where the grant recipient is based and not necessarily where the grant money was ultimately used. In addition, the information generated by Candid may vary from data reported elsewhere due to the timing of when and how CARESTAR reports grants to Candid.


We value your time and interest in the CARESTAR Foundation and are committed to ensuring that this process is as streamlined as possible. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or for assistance. 

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