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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.
Spring 2002 Newsletter  

In this issue…

Cover Story
Celebrating 10 years of health-focused grantmaking

Evolution of TCWF Grantmaking
Read an interview in which Gary L. Yates and Tom G. David discuss the evolution of TCWF's grantmaking efforts and philosophies.

In The News:
Find out more about Founding Board Member Roger F. Greaves and his role and accomplishments in the formation of TCWF.

TCWF Announces New Board Officers 
Luz A. Vega-Marquis and Douglas X. Patiño, Ph.D., have been named chair and vice chair, respectively, of TCWF’s board of directors.

TCWF Appoints Two New Program Directors
Nicole J. Jones and Sandra J. Martinez, have been appointed program directors of the Violence Prevention priority area, which includes the Violence Prevention Initiative.

Also in this issue:

How To Apply

Grants Awarded In December,  2001

What's New:

  • TPPI public education campaign Grantee produces photo essay. 
  • TCWF welcomes new staff.
  • TCWF Grantees advocate best practices for improving children’s health.
  • VPI public education forum on youth violence prevention held. 
  • 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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