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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 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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