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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.
Winter 2002 Newsletter  

In this issue…

Cover Story
TCWF funds organizations to address the health and human service needs of homeless populations.

Grantee in Focus: Environmental Health
Education and community organizing engage Bay Area Asian residents in advocacy efforts to improve the environmental health of their communities.

Grantee in Focus: Mental Health
Homeless youth shelter provider uses case management and clinical counseling as key ingredients to help clients adopt healthier lifestyles.

Grantee in Focus: Work and Health
TCWF funds The San Diego Foundation to provide funding to small community-based organizations to address diverse issues related to employment and health.

Also in this issue:

How To Apply

Grants Awarded In September, 2001.

Staff Profile

What's New:

  • 2001 California Peace Prize awardees announced.
  • TCWF employees appointed to new positions.
  • Grantees advocate for expanded access to emergency contraception.
  • Community fellowships in violence prevention awarded.
  • Grantee offers resources for population health improvement.
  • Leadership recognition program launched in the area of teen pregnancy prevention.
  • TCWF featured three Grantees in the Foundation's booth at the L.A. Times Festival of Health.
  • Panel discussion on youth violence prevention held.
  • Kudos

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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