FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 23, 2013
Adriana Godoy Leiss, TCWF
Eighty-one organizations were approved for funding by the Board of Directors of The California Wellness Foundation at its September 2013 meeting, totaling more than $11.6 million in grants. Those approved for funding included $3 million for a cluster of grants for enrollment outreach for hard-to-reach populations eligible for expanded Medi-Cal coverage and Covered California through the Affordable Care Act.
The Foundation prioritizes eight issues for funding: diversity in the health professions, environmental health, healthy aging, mental health, teenage pregnancy prevention, violence prevention, women’s health, and work and health. It also responds to timely issues and special projects outside the funding priorities.
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.
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Organizations approved by the Board must execute and return a grant agreement before receiving funding.
“The” in “The California Wellness Foundation” is part of the Foundation’s legal name. Please do not drop or lowercase the “T.”