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GRANTS AWARDED UPDATE
October 7, 2016

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Cecilia Laiché
Cal Wellness
(818) 702-1900

The California Wellness Foundation Awards Nearly $8.3 Million During Third Quarter

Woodland Hills (CA) –The California Wellness Foundation (Cal Wellness) announced its awards of nearly $8.3 million in grants made during the third quarter of the year. A total of 60 grants were approved to organizations focused on advancing wellness in California. The complete list can be found here.

The California Wellness Foundation is a private independent foundation created in 1992. Since its founding, Cal Wellness has awarded 8,390 grants totaling more than $950 million.

The Foundation’s Advancing Wellness grants program is designed to promote equity through advocacy and access. The grantmaking focuses on three interconnected portfolios: Bridging the Gaps in Access and Quality Care; Promoting Healthy and Safe Neighborhoods; and Expanding Education and Employment Pathways. The program also includes the Opportunity Fund to support innovation in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.


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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