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California’s Valley and Butte fires have displaced thousands of residents. Stay up to date on breaking news and find out how you can help with relief efforts. More…

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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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a grants program that promotes equity through advocacy and access.

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 For Wellness’ Sake

Judy Belk
President and CEO

Don’t Be a Wimp: Why a New Foundation CEO Wants to Be the ‘Influence Lady’

After more than a year as leader of The California Wellness Foundation (Cal Wellness), a nearly billion-dollar philanthropy focused on getting resources to the state’s most vulnerable people, I’ve learned several lessons, both big and small, about money, power, leading with courage, and even how to lose weight without dieting. More…

 Wellness Stories

For 20 Years, Research Has Fueled Cal Wellness’ Public Health Approach to Violence

Emergency room doctors and nurses will tell you that violence takes an incredible toll on the public’s health. The California Wellness Foundation knew this in 1993 and continues to place a priority on violence prevention as a cornerstone of health and wellness. More…


Cal Wellness’ Sabbatical Program Awards

Application materials for Cal Wellness’ 2016 Sabbatical Program Awards will be available online in early February 2016, and updates about next year’s program will be posted on In addition, those interested in receiving Foundation updates may subscribe to our mailing list. Pictured above (from left) are our most recent honorees Raul Diaz, Nahla Kayali, Madalynn Rucker, Sherilyn Adams, Belinda Rolicheck, Mary Anne Foo and Kathryn Edith Powell (not pictured). More…



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