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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 9, 2013

Contact:
Adriana Godoy Leiss
The California Wellness Foundation
(818) 702-1900

Unsolicited LOIs Not Accepted After Nov. 1, 2013

Beginning Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, The California Wellness Foundation will not accept unsolicited letters of interest (LOIs) submitted to its Responsive Grantmaking Program, which is scheduled to conclude at the end of 2014.

This decision was made as part of the Board of Directors' strategic planning process, which will produce the next phase of the Foundation's grantmaking program and be announced next year. LOIs that are submitted with a postmark of Oct. 31, 2013 or earlier will be reviewed and considered for funding. Please note that the LOI review process remains competitive.

Updates about the Foundation's future grants program will be provided on the CalWellness.org homepage. In addition, those interested in receiving news updates may subscribe to the Foundation's mailing list.

The California Wellness Foundation is a private independent foundation created in 1992 with a mission to improve the health of the people of California by making grants for health promotion, wellness education and disease prevention. Since its founding, the Foundation has awarded 6,919 grants totaling more than $852 million.

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How to Apply to the Advancing Wellness Grants Program

  1. Click on How To Apply.
  2. Review the instructions for completing the online letter of interest.
  3. Click “Start a New LOI” to create an account and complete the LOI. All applicants new to the Cal Wellness Grants Portal must create a password-protected account before completing the LOI.

Mission

The mission of The California Wellness Foundation is to improve the health of the people of California by making grants for health promotion, wellness education and disease prevention.


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