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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.

Summer 2002 Newsletter


In this issue…

Cover Story
TCWF Grantees provide a range of high-quality health services for underserved communities in California's Central Valley.

Grantee in Focus: Diversity in the Health Professions
Medical student association's goal is to increase the diversity of the health workforce by increasing admissions of Chicano and Latino students to medical schools.

Grantee in Focus: Healthy Aging
City of Riverside Department of Park and Recreation offers fitness programs to promote healthy lifestyles for seniors in the community.

Grantee in Focus: Women's Health
The Women's Community Clinic provides a range of free health care services for uninsured women in the Bay Area.

Also in this issue:

How To Apply

Grants Awarded In March,  2002

What's New:

  • TCWF shares its recent experiences in grantmaking and evaluation in two reports available on the Foundation's website
  • TCWF Grantees and staff received several awards this spring
  • TCWF appoints two vice presidents
  • Staff updates

Our Guiding Principles

Guided by our mission, we pursue the following goals through our grantmaking:

  • To address the particular health needs of traditionally underserved populations, including low-income individuals, people of color, youth and residents of rural areas.
  • To support and strengthen nonprofit organizations that seek to improve the health of underserved populations.
  • To recognize and encourage leaders who are working to increase health and wellness within their communities.
  • To inform policymakers and opinion leaders about important wellness and health care issues.


The mission of The California Wellness Foundation is to improve the health of the people of California by making grants for health promotion, wellness education and disease prevention.

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