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The Advancing Wellness Grants Program

Bridging the Gaps in Access and Quality Care

Promoting Healthy and Safe Neighborhoods

Expanding Education and Employment Pathways

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Judy Belk Describes the Foundation’s Wellness Evolution

President and CEO of The California Wellness Foundation provides some context for the launch of the Foundation’s Advancing Wellness grants program.

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Overview of the Advancing Wellness Grants Program

In pursuit of our mission, the Advancing Wellness grants program includes four grantmaking portfolios:

The establishment of these portfolios is grounded in research on the social determinants of health, which states that where people live and work, their race or ethnicity, and their income can impact their health and wellness. Our desire is to help level the playing field so that everyone has access to good-paying jobs, safe neighborhoods and quality health care services.

Building on our past, we remain committed to the Wellness Approach: responsive, statewide grantmaking; core operating support; funding of direct services, public policy and capacity building; and prioritizing the health of underserved populations.

Replay of the Advancing Wellness Webinar Available

This webinar introduces the Advancing Wellness grants program. During the presentation, we introduce the four portfolios that make up Advancing Wellness and provide an overview of our streamlined process for submitting requests for funding on You'll hear from Cal Wellness President and CEO Judy Belk, Vice President of Programs Fatima Angeles and Director of Grants Management Amy Scop. More…

Questions and Answers (Q&A)

“In what areas do you fund?” “What is an LOI?” “How do I contact Cal Wellness?” “May we apply to more than one portfolio at the same time?” Find answers to these and many other questions related to Cal Wellness’ Advancing Wellness grantmaking and online grants application process. More…

How To Apply

Cal Wellness is now accepting the online submission of letters of interest through the Cal Wellness Grants Portal. A letter of interest (LOI) is the initial step in requesting a grant from The California Wellness Foundation.

Visit our How To Apply section for complete details and instructions. More…

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