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October 9, 2013

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 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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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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