Sierra Vista and Twin Cities, as part of Tenet Health Central Coast, are committed to providing quality patient care to our greater San Luis Obispo community. As part of an investor-owned hospital system, we pay more than $2.3 million in local taxes each year that go toward the improvement of local infrastructure and community programs. In addition, we provide more than $20 million in charity care and discounts to the uninsured on an annual basis.
Another way that our two hospitals give back to our community is through sponsorship of local programs and events that align with our mission to continually improve the health of our County residents. Through our local sponsorship program, Sierra Vista and Twin Cities give thousands of dollars throughout the year to many worthwhile organizations. If you believe that your organization is in line with our mission, we invite you to complete an application. Applications for 2020 will be accepted through January 31, 2020. Additional money will only be awarded throughout the rest of the year as available. The majority of our sponsorship awards are between $500-$2,500.
As you can imagine, we receive numerous request throughout the year from very worthy non-profit organizations. Although we would like to contribute to all of them, we are unfortunately not able to financially support every organization every year. Our team will do our best to review all applications and allocate our sponsorship dollars as appropriate. We will notify applicants of their status in February 2020. Organizations that have been awarded sponsorship dollars will be required to complete additional paperwork in order to process funding.
To request an application, please email Shannon.Downing@TenetHealth.com.