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The California Wellness Foundation newsletter titled Portfolio is published several times a year by the communications department. Its purpose is to report on the Foundation's efforts to improve the health of Californians through its grantmaking program. Grantseekers, program planners, policymakers, news media professionals and representatives from other foundations can learn about:

  • successful projects funded within the Foundation's prioritized health issues;
  • various approaches used to address local health issues throughout the state;
  • results from recently funded research;
  • effective funding strategies; and
  • current health issues affecting Californians.

Winter 2004 Newsletter

In this issue...

Cover Story
Northern California's Rural Communities Face Health Care Challenges

Grantees In Focus:
Advocacy Group Uses Local Data To Influence Statewide Policy

Grantees In Focus:
Support From Mentors Helps Teens Set Goals for the Future

Grantees In Focus:
City Agency Offers One-Stop Shop for Victims of Domestic Violence

Also in this issue:

In The News
The California Wellness Foundation Announces New Board Appointments

How To Apply

Selected Grants Awarded June-September 2003

What's New:

  • Leaders Receive TCWF's 2003 California Peace Prize
  • TCWF Sabbatical Program Rewards Nonprofit Executives
  • Grantees Featured at Two L.A. Times Events
  • Media Coverage of Violence Lacks Public Health Perspective
  • Grants Management Department Tracks All Funding Requests
  • TCWF Co-sponsors Environmental Health Forum
  • TCWF Grants Program Survey Results Available
  • Website Answers Questions About TCWF's Core Operating Support
  • Kudos
  • Staff Updates

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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