RingCentral Support

1 M+
Patients impacted by SMCHF programs since 1989
$ 99 K+
Awarded through the Caring Hands in Health program
1000 +
Patients and families assisted by Food Farmacy Program
$ 1 M+
Funds donated towards our mission in 2022
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Who We Are

For over 30 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, supporters of the San Mateo County Health Foundation gathered together at the Show Up for Breast Cancer Gala at the historic CAROLANDS Chateau in Hillsborough to raise funds for San Mateo County’s only public hospital. With the help of our community and funders, we raised almost $1.2 Million for San Mateo Medical Center’s mammography program. 


SMCHF’s goal is to raise $1.7 Million to support the recent 3D technology upgrade for two mammography machines at San Mateo Medical Center. These funds will also be used to purchase a fully equipped mobile mammography van to service patients who cannot easily get to the hospital for their routine tests – farmworkers living on the coast, San Mateo County’s unhoused population, and patients at our outlying clinics. We are $600,000 short, but you can still help us reach our goal – please consider donating HERE.

Foundation Events and Fundraisers

Be part of our mission to promote the health and well-being of San Mateo County by participating in San Mateo County Health Foundation events. Your support means everything!

SMMC Backpack Drive

July 29, 2023

SMMC Backpack Drive

San Mateo Medical Center

Annual Golf Tournament

August 7, 2023

Annual Golf Tournament

Crystal Springs Golf Course Burlingame, CA

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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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Recent Newsletters

January 17, 2023

Together We Did More, Here's How

November 29, 2022

Mental Health Affects Everyone Including the Underserved

July 06, 2022

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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.

San Mateo County Health Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Tax ID #94-3116070