El Granada resident Steve Wahl is Kaiser Permanente’s community health and benefit manger for the San Mateo area and helped with the annual Community Benefit Grants Program.
As such, he helped present checks to five agencies doing good work in Half Moon Bay — along with many others in the region.
The Boys & Girls Club of the Coastside received $7,500, free clinic provider RotaCare bagged $17,000, and the Coastside Adult Day Health Center benefited to the tune of $10,000.
Offering a mobile produce program to feed people in need, Second Harvest received $20,000 and El Centro de Libertad received $15,000 to help raise awareness about substance abuse and intervention programs.
“We hope this funding provides a positive impact on community health,” said Wahl.