The Sequoia Healthcare District will distribute more than $400,000 in grants for health-related programs in public schools.
The 18 recipients of grant money include the parent training program at Menlo-Atherton High School, mental health counseling services at M-A and Woodside high schools, Peninsula Conflict Resolution, as well as school gardening programs at Hidden Villa in Los Altos Hills, Collective Roots in East Palo Alto, and the University of California Cooperative Extension.
The healthcare district offers financial support to many public school districts, including Las Lomitas, Menlo Park City, Portola Valley and Woodside elementary school districts, and the Sequoia Union High School District, the district said in a statement.
The district also assists seniors in communities that include Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley and Woodside.
The district is funded with property tax revenues from Woodside, Menlo Park, Atherton, Portola Valley, and other communities in San Mateo County.