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The California Wellness Foundation newsletter titled Portfolio 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 2002 Newsletter  

In this issue…

Cover Story
Grantees Meet Diverse Needs for Community-based HIV and AIDS Services.

Grantees in Focus: Teenage Pregnancy Prevention
Media Campaign Spotlights Availability of Emergency Contraception Service

Grantees in Focus: Violence Prevention
Peace Games Helps Los Angeles Students Become Community Peacemakers

Grantees in Focus: Special Projects Fund
Data Collections Fuels Advocacy Efforts for Culturally Competent Care

Also in this issue:

Staff Profile

How To Apply

Grants Awarded In June,  2002

What's New:

  • TPPI Grantees Convene in San Diego
  • Policy Forum on Violence Issues
  • A new report on the Health Improvement Initiative
  • TCWF Employees Receive Promotions
  • Grantee Honored for Ad Campaign
  • Program Director Named for the Healthy Aging priority area 
  • Staff Updates
  • Kudos

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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