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The California Wellness Foundation Newsletter is published quarterly 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 priority areas;
  • 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.
Fall 2001 Newsletter  

In this issue…

Cover Story
TCWF funds interfaith nonprofit organizations working to increase access to health care for the underserved.

Grantee in Focus: Special Projects
East County Health Services shares executive management team and other personnel with the Escondido Community Health Center.

Grantee in Focus: Violence Prevention
San Francisco-based, Men Overcoming Violence (MOVE) focuses on preventing violence against women and children.

Grantee in Focus: Teenage Pregnancy Prevention
A YMCA in Los Angeles collaborates with other youth-focused organizations to provide peer-based teenage pregnancy prevention services.

Also in this issue:

How To Apply

Grants Awarded In June, 2001.

Staff Profile

What's New:

  • TCWF employees receive promotions
  • Resources for opening community technology centers
  • Little Hoover Commission urges action on violence prevention.
  • CEO’s article about strategic core operating funding appears in Foundation News and Commentary.
  • Executive vice president’s article about “the curse of innovation” appears in Chronicle of Philanthropy.
  • Program directors named
  • Board and staff kudos
  • Staff updates
  • TCWF welcomes new staff

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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