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Search the Grants Database for grants that have been awarded since our founding in 1992. Cal Wellness is now accepting online submissions of letters of interest through our Grants Portal. More…

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Our Library includes the Foundation’s annual reports, our Grantee magazine, our Reflections series, evaluations and lessons learned from our grantmaking, our Grants Program Survey and our archived Portfolio newsletter. More…

 Grants Program

Advancing Wellness

a grants program that promotes equity through advocacy and access.

Bridging the Gaps in Access and Quality Care

Promoting Healthy and Safe Neighborhoods

Expanding Education and Employment Pathways

Opportunity Fund

 For Wellness’ Sake

Judy Belk
President and CEO

Voices: The Power to Vote is Awesome. Use it.

Frustrated. Mad. Those were just two of the ways I felt as I toured the recently opened Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. It was a homecoming of sorts for me. I live in California, but I was born and raised 10 miles from the museum, in Alexandria, Va., in a black neighborhood affectionately referred to as Mudtown. More…

 Wellness Stories

Education leads to hope and health

College degrees conferred on San Quentin campus

Timothy Warren spent most of his teens and early adulthood in maximum security prisons. He described himself as closed off to other people and always on edge. When he entered San Quentin three years ago, the highest grade he had finished was eighth. But on June 24, 2016, he received his associate degree in liberal arts through the Prison University Project, a nonprofit that offers college courses at San Quentin. He was valedictorian of his class. More…


2016 Cal Wellness Sabbatical Program Awards

The Cal Wellness Sabbatical Program Awards were created to improve the long-term effectiveness of health-focused nonprofits by providing their executives with the rest they need to continue to direct their organizations’ missions. The program provides a $30,000 grant to each of the eight organizations to cover its leader’s salary during the sabbaticals, plus an additional $10,000 to each organization to cover expenses related to the professional development of managers and staff who will assume extra responsibilities during their leader’s absence. More…



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