Leadership Institute Description

The SABHC Leadership Institute (LI) is a pilot collaborative effort among the Santa Ana Building Healthy Communities Initiative (SABHC), current and potential partner organizations to increase the capacity, skills, and knowledge of community members from the City of Santa Ana.

Leadership Institute Mission

Providing Santa Ana community members and partners with the knowledge and skills needed for community engagement and to take civic action that empowers them to improve the quality of life of their neighborhoods.


Santa Ana has a base of community leaders that can advance the work of SABHC’s goals to ensure health, equality, and power for community members of Santa Ana.


To provide high quality trainings to the community members of Santa Ana to engage in community or civic engagement efforts by partnering with existing and new, organizations and agencies to ensure residents have the necessary knowledge, skills, and capacity to be the change they want to see in Santa Ana.

For more information contact: Idalia Rios / 949-466-7291

Leadership Institute First Cohort Report: Leadership_Institute_Cohort_One_Report.pdf

SABHC Mini-Grant Program 2018-2019

What’s a SABHC Mini-Grant?

The SABHC (Santa Ana Building Healthy Communities) Mini-Grant program is designed to provide financial support to community groups whom programs, projects and mission are aligned with the SABHC vision. We hope that through the Mini-Grant program, Santa Ana adult and youth residents have the opportunity to acquire new skills, be able to participate in community activities and projects, learn more about the work and campaigns being done by SABHC, and support safe and creative ways to have conversation about issues that impact our communities.

SABHC will be granting a total of $10,000 in mini-grants for the 2018-2019 mini grant program. Mini-Grants can only be used to buy material or equipment that is needed for the project to be successful. All equipment that is purchased through the mini-grants will remain property of SABHC so other community groups and projects can have access to it to replicate the success of a project or assist them better in their project. Groups and/or projects that are selected for a mini-grant can receive up to a maximum of $1,000.

Who can apply?

Eligible applicants are adult and youth residents, and community groups that will use the funds for projects that fulfill SABHC goals and focus in Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or affiliated zones (see map attached) and must benefit at least ten (10) community members.

For more information: