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We All Have #ReasonsForHope

Cal Wellness and philanthropies across the U.S. are fortunate to be inspired by the mission-focused efforts of the nonprofit organizations we fund. As America struggles with discord and despair brought by recent violence, we realize how important it is to share successes — so we can all be inspired. The #ReasonsForHope campaign launched with newspaper ads and video in early August, and continues with the social media hashtag#ReasonsForHope to encourage us all to share stories of hope and take action by engaging with organizations that work for positive change.

At Cal Wellness, we draw hope from efforts to improve the health of all Californians by leveling the playing field so that everyone has access to safe neighborhoods, good-paying jobs, and quality health care services.

Here is the latest installment of Cal Wellness’ #ReasonsForHope:

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Fostering wellness and prosperity among boys and men of color Research indicates that improving economic, social, and physical well-being among boys and men of color offers tremendous return on investment – not only for the individuals, but also society at large. Cal Wellness is proud to be part of the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color, a cross-sector coalition of change agents committed to improving the life chances of California’s boys and young men of color.

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Covering more California young people with health insurance than ever before — The Health4AllKids law, which expanded health coverage to all income-eligible children in California, regardless of their immigration status, took effect in May 2016. Since then, over 133,000 undocumented children have newly enrolled in comprehensive Medi-Cal (California’s Medicaid program) health coverage. Cal Wellness’ community partner Children Now has curated excellent resources, including a new infographic, on this topic.

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Raising voices in underrepresented California communities — Organizations throughout California create tremendous value by mobilizing communities to be civically engaged, promoting voter registration and other activities that bring the perspectives and needs of underserved communities to policymakers. To find out more about these efforts, check out the “Bolder Together 2: Building Grassroots Movement for Change” report.

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Our Work

  • We use our resources to advance our mission through grantmaking, investments, sharing our learning and lifting our voice.
  • We fund direct services that address the urgent needs people are facing in their communities, particularly the needs of low-income individuals, people of color, youth and residents of rural areas.
  • We recognize, encourage and strengthen leaders to be powerful agents of change.
  • We support advocacy and civic engagement so that communities can build power and create public policies that reflect their vision, will and needs.
  • We trust and invest in nonprofit organizations so that they can operate at full capacity.
  • We partner with community-led organizations, philanthropic organizations, businesses, government and individuals who want to improve health and wellness for Californians.

Our Mission

To protect and improve the health and wellness of the people of California by increasing access to health care, quality education, good jobs, healthy environments and safe neighborhoods.


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