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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 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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