RingCentral Support

1 M+
Patients impacted by SMCHF programs since 1989
$ 100000 +
Awarded through the Caring Hands in Health program
1 +
Food Packages distributed by Food Farmacy Program
$ 1 M+
Funds donated towards our mission in 2023

Who We Are

For 34 years, San Mateo County Health Foundation (SMCHF) has provided healthcare access for citizens of San Mateo County. SMCHF exists to promote and champion the health and well-being of all residents of our community, regardless of ability to pay, primarily through supporting excellence and innovation in the County’s hospital and clinic system.

What's Happening at SMCHF

On October 6, 2023, the San Mateo County Health Foundation community gathered for the Show Up for Breast Cancer Gala with one goal in mind – to support San Mateo County’s only public hospital. Generous contributions from our donor family and funding from other sources have brought in over $1.3 Million for the mammography program at San Mateo Medical Center. 


SMCHF’s objective is to raise $1.7 Million for the recent 3D technology upgrades for two mammography machines at the medical center. These funds will also contribute to the purchase of a fully equipped mobile mammography van, catering to individuals who face challenges getting to their routine exams – including coastal farmworkers, the unhoused population of San Mateo County, and patients at our remote clinics. While we are currently $400,000 short of our target, your support can make a significant impact. Please consider making a donation HERE to help us bridge this gap and achieve our goal.

Foundation Events and Fundraisers

Be part of our mission by participating in San Mateo County Health Foundation events. Your support means everything!


November 28, 2023 – Jan 31, 2024

Year-End Appeal 2023

$130,483 Raised by 120 Donors! 


June 2024

Bombas Socks Community Giveaway
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Whether it’s bundling care bags for hundreds of mothers and their new born babies or working one of our fundraising events, we can always use more help.

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Donate Stocks

Stock donations allow us to stretch your charitable gifts even further. If you would like to make a stock gift as a tax deductible donation, read on.

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Company Gift Matching

Many companies offer gift matching programs to encourage their employees to contribute to charitable organizations.

Community Support

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San Mateo County Health Foundation, incorporated in 1989, is a public 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting San Mateo Medical Center and county clinics.