Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Children Miracle Network (CMN) is a nonprofit organization under the Salinas Memorial Hospital that serves Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito. The Medical Needs Grant (MNG) is an application that provides medical assistance for families who have children under 17 years of age and may not be able to afford services. The majority of the MGN applications come from Monterey/Santa Cruz county leaving out San Benito due to a lack of outreach in that area.. This project's purpose is to promote the Medical Needs Grant in all areas that connect with children, pediatric hospitals and schools in San Benito County where outreach is minimal. During the process of outreach, emails were sent out to all nonprofit organizations, schools, and pediatric hospitals that connect with kids in San Benito county with the Medical Needs Grant attached. The results of sending out emails to the community partners was not the expected outcomes the foundation had hoped for. The next step for CMN is to figure out which method of outreach works best to bring in more applications from San Benito.