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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 funding 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 2003 Newsletter

In this issue…

Cover Story
Young Californians Advocate for Healthier Communities

Grantees in Focus:
Program Honors and Trains Seniors Who Promote Healthy Communities

Grantees in Focus:
Health Consortium Recruits Native American Health Professionals

Grantees in Focus:
Community-Based Care Improves Birth Outcomes for Women At Risk

Also in this issue:

How To Apply

Selected Grants Awarded March 2003

What's New:

  • 2003 Champions of Health Professions Diversity Awards Announced
  • TCWF Violence Prevention Lessons Learned Publication Available
  • TCWF Sponsors U.S. Debut of Global Violence Study
  • Foundation Staff Members Receive Board Appointments
  • Publications of Interest
  • Staff News: TCWF Employees Appointed to New Positions
  • Kudos
  • 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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