Selected Grants Awarded March - September 2004

TCWF's Board of Directors approved the following grants in support of the Foundation's mission of improving the health of the people of California and to further its four goals: addressing the health needs of underserved communities, supporting and strengthening nonprofit organizations, recognizing and encouraging leaders, and informing the development of public policies. For current application guidelines, please see the preceding How To Apply pages.

A HOME WITHIN INC.
San Francisco, CA
$120,000 over three years
For core operating support to continue providing pro bono mental health counseling services to foster children and youth in Alameda, San Francisco and Sonoma Counties.

ACCESS INSTITUTE FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES
San Francisco, CA
$100,000 over three years
To provide mental health counseling services for low- and moderate-income individuals in San Francisco.

ADULT DAY SERVICES OF ORANGE COUNTY
Huntington Beach, CA
$115,000 over three years
For core operating support to continue to provide services, support and education to seniors and families affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

THE AJA PROJECT
San Diego, CA
$60,000 over three years
To continue to provide a photography-based therapeutic storytelling program as a mental health strategy for refugee youth in San Diego.

ALAMEDA COUNTY HOSPITAL AUTHORITY/ALAMEDA COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER OFFICE OF DIVERSITY AFFAIRS
Oakland, CA
$90,000 over two years
To support the East Bay Association for the Recruitment of Minority Safety Net Physicians to increase the number of underrepresented minorities who choose to complete residency training and practice in the Bay Area.

ALTA BATES SUMMIT FOUNDATION/ETHNIC HEALTH INSTITUTE
Berkeley, CA
$175,000 over three years
For core operating support for the Ethnic Health Institute to continue to provide health screenings and education for underserved, uninsured and underinsured Alameda County residents.

AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION OF SACRAMENTO EMIGRANT TRAILS
Sacramento, CA
$150,000 over three years
For core operating support to continue lung health and environmental health education and advocacy efforts in El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo Counties.

AMERICAN YOUTH WORK CENTER
Washington, DC
$165,000 over three years
To continue the California distribution of Youth Today, a newspaper targeting health and human service organizations.

ASIAN AMERICAN SENIOR CITIZENS SERVICE CENTER INC.
Santa Ana, CA
$120,000 over three years
For core operating support to continue to provide health promotion programs and an osteoporosis education campaign for Chinese American women.

ASIAN LAW CAUCUS, INC.
San Francisco, CA
$135,000 over three years
For core operating support to sustain the provision of workplace health and safety education, public policy advocacy and legal services to low-wage immigrant workers and their families.

ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN LEGAL CENTER OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA/CALIFORNIA IMMIGRANT WELFARE COLLABORATIVE
Los Angeles, CA
$150,000 over three years
For core operating support of the California Immigrant Welfare Collaborative to preserve and expand health and human service programs that serve immigrants in California.

BARRIO STATION
San Diego, CA
$150,000 over three years
For core operating support to enhance organizational capacity to strengthen violence prevention programs for at-risk Latino and African-American youth in San Diego.

LINDA BILLEY-SEVEDGE
Santa Maria, CA
$25,000 over one year
For the 2004 Champions of Health Professions Diversity Award to recognize and acknowledge individuals who have made substantial contributions to the diversity of California’s health professions.

CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF FOOD BANKS
Sacramento, CA
$135,000 over three years
To expand food stamp participation among working people, particularly those accessing the Food Banks’ emergency food network statewide.

CALIFORNIA CENTER
Sacramento, CA
$150,000 over three years
To support the Policy Leadership Program on School Health, a statewide youth advocacy effort to increase support for, and access to, school health services.

CALIFORNIA CENTER FOR PUBLIC HEALTH ADVOCACY
Davis, CA
$100,000 over two years
For core operating support to strengthen capacity to advocate for improved access to chronic disease prevention and treatment programs in low-income communities, and to build organizational infrastructure.

CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH HAZARD ASSESSMENT
Sacramento, CA
$145,000 over two years
To support the Border Environmental Health Program to provide environmental health training to health providers and community leaders along the border with Baja California.

CALIFORNIA FOOD POLICY ADVOCATES, INC.
San Francisco, CA
$135,000 over two years
For core operating support to continue to advocate and strengthen state and local policies that increase access to the Food Stamp Program by Californians.

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE FOR MENTAL HEALTH
Sacramento, CA
$25,000 over nine months
To support the 12th Annual Cultural Competence and Mental Health Summit held in Anaheim in October 2004.

CALIFORNIA NETWORK OF MENTAL HEALTH CLIENTS
Sacramento, CA
$120,000 over three years
For core operating support to continue providing training and technical assistance to empower mental health consumer leaders throughout the state of California.

CALIFORNIA PRIMARY CARE ASSOCIATION/ORAL HEALTH ACCESS INITIATIVE
Sacramento, CA
$100,000 over two years
For support to advocate for policies that improve access to oral health services for low-income Californians.

THE CALIFORNIA WORKS FOUNDATION
Oakland, CA
$135,000 over two years
To support a statewide health care education, training and alliance-building program to increase workers’ access to affordable and high-quality health care and to garner public support for policies that improve health for low-wage workers.

CALIFORNIA YOUTH CONNECTIONS
San Francisco, CA
$150,000 over three years
For core operating support to continue to educate and inform the public and policymakers about strategies for improving mental health and transition services for foster youth.

CALIFORNIANS FOR JUSTICE EDUCATION FUND
Oakland, CA
$100,000 over two years
For core operating support to continue the Student Health and Wellness campaign to hold school districts accountable for facility cleanliness standards and to strengthen infrastructure.

THE CAMBODIAN FAMILY
Santa Ana, CA
$150,000 over three years
For core operating support to continue to provide an after-school youth program for at-risk Cambodian and Latino youth in Santa Ana as a violence prevention strategy.

ZELENNE CÁRDENAS
Covina, CA
$25,000 over one year
For the 2004 California Peace Prize, which acknowledges the past violence prevention activities of this individual working to address the root causes of violence in her community.

CENTER FOR COMMUNITY ACTION AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE/WESTSIDE RESIDENTS FOR CLEAN AIR NOW
San Bernardino, CA
$100,000 over three years
For core operating support for Westside Residents for Clean Air Now, to continue environmental health education and advocacy to improve air quality and eliminate environmental hazards in western San Bernardino.

CENTER FOR COMMUNITY CHANGE/CALIFORNIA PARTNERSHIP
San Francisco, CA
$145,000 over three years
For core operating support for the California Partnership to continue and expand advocacy efforts to improve health policies that affect low-wage workers.

CENTER FOR HEALTH CARE RIGHTS
Los Angeles, CA
$150,000 over three years
For core operating support to continue health education, counseling and legal service programs for Medicare beneficiaries and policy advocacy activities in Los Angeles County.

CENTRAL VALLEY HEALTH NETWORK, INC.
Sacramento, CA
$300,000 over three years
For core operating support to strengthen the network’s infrastructure and sustain the provision of primary and preventive health services by member clinics.

CHILDRENS HOSPITAL OF LOS ANGELES/CHILDRENS HOSPITAL OF LOS ANGELES,DIVISION OF ADOLESCENT MEDICINE
Los Angeles, CA
$225,000 over three years
To implement a mental health internship program targeting homeless, runaway, immigrant and other underserved youth in Los Angeles.

THE CHRYSALIS CENTER
Santa Monica, CA
$150,000 over three years
To support the Workplace Health and Safety Program.

CITY OF SACRAMENTO FIRE DEPARTMENT
Sacramento, CA
$120,000 over three years
To support a program to prevent injuries due to falls among adults 65 and older in Sacramento County.

CLAREMONT MCKENNA COLLEGE/BERGER INSTITUTE FOR FAMILY, WORK, AND CHILDREN
Claremont, CA
$80,000 over two years
To investigate the impact of California’s new Paid Family Leave Act, to engage in a media campaign to inform California’s low-wage workers of the availability and benefits of paid family leave, and to provide data to policymakers about health outcomes.

COALITION FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH
Los Angeles, CA
$135,000 over three years
For core operating support to sustain the provision of environmental health education and comprehensive asthma services to low-income families in Los Angeles.

COALITION TO ABOLISH SLAVERY AND TRAFFICKING
Los Angeles, CA
$135,000 over three years
For core operating support to sustain the provision of intensive case management services to improve the overall health and well-being of women and girls trafficked for forced labor to Los Angeles.

COMMUNITY BRIDGES/WATSONVILLE LAW CENTER
Watsonville, CA
$135,000 over three years
For core operating support for the Agricultural Workers’ Health Access Project, which seeks to decrease farmworker injury and illness and to increase access to health care.

COMMUNITY HEALTH ALLIANCE OF PASADENA
Pasadena, CA
$150,000 over three years
For core operating support to sustain the provision of primary and preventive health services to the uninsured and low-income residents of the greater San Gabriel Valley.

COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINIC OLE
Napa, CA
$150,000 over three years
For core operating support to sustain the provision of primary and preventive health services to uninsured and low-income residents of Napa County.

COMMUNITY PARTNERS/CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS ALLIANCE
El Segundo, CA
$150,000 over three years
For core operating support for the California Environmental Rights Alliance to continue to advocate for policies that improve environmental health and justice.

COMMUNITY PARTNERS/WOMEN AND YOUTH SUPPORTING EACH OTHER
Los Angeles, CA
$120,000 over three years
For core operating support to sustain college-based mentoring and health education after-school programs in nine middle schools in low-income communities in California.

COMPASSPOINT NONPROFIT SERVICES
San Francisco, CA
$110,000 over one year
To provide logistics support for TCWF’s annual conference on violence prevention.

CORO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, INC.
Los Angeles, CA
$80,000 over two years
To support the development and implementation of an after-school leadership development and violence prevention program for high school students in South Los Angeles.

COUNCIL ON FOUNDATIONS, INC.
Washington, DC
$150,000 over two years
To support the Building Strong and Ethical Foundations: Doing It Right project, to develop new guiding principles and governance standards and increase professional development in and for foundations in California.

CRYSTAL STAIRS, INC.
Los Angeles, CA
$150,000 over three years
For core operating support to continue to provide outreach and health promotion/ education for underserved older women and kinship caregivers in South Los Angeles.

DONALD P. MCCULLUM YOUTH COURT, INC.
Oakland, CA
$150,000 over three years
For core operating support to continue to operate an alternative sentencing program as a violence prevention strategy for first-time youth offenders in Alameda County.

DOWNTOWN WOMEN’S CENTER
Los Angeles, CA
$100,000 over two years
For core operating support to continue to provide health education, health screenings and case management to older, formerly homeless women with mental illness in Los Angeles.

DRIVE BY AGONY
Lynwood, CA
$90,000 over three years
For core operating support to continue educating youth about violence prevention and to support victims of gun violence in Lynwood, Compton, Long Beach, Watts and South Los Angeles.

EDGEWOOD CENTER FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
San Francisco, CA
$150,000 over three years
For core operating support to sustain health programs for older kinship caregivers.

EL DORADO WOMENS INFORMATION CENTER
Placerville, CA
$90,000 over three years
For core operating support to continue the violence prevention program at middle schools throughout El Dorado County.

ENVIRONMENT CALIFORNIA RESEARCH & POLICY CENTER, INC.
Los Angeles, CA
$135,000 over three years
For core operating support to continue to educate the public and policymakers about the health effects of toxics and to advocate for policies that reduce their use.

FAMILIES USA FOUNDATION INC.
Washington, DC
$100,000 over two years
To continue to educate California federal and state policymakers, opinion leaders and health advocacy organizations about the impact of proposed Medicaid policies on access to care for low-income Californians.

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