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Portfolio

The California Wellness Foundation newsletter titled Portfolio is published several times a year 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 prioritized health issues;
  • 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 2004 Newsletter

In this issue…

Cover Story
Core Support Helps Safety Net Providers Sustain Services in Challenging Times.

Grantees in Focus:
Advocates Give Central Valley Communities a Voice in Environmental Health Policies

Grantees in Focus:
Culturally Appropriate Services Help Families Cope With Mental Illness

Also in this issue:

Staff Profile

How To Apply

Grants Awarded in December, 2003

What's New:

  • TCWF Presents Champions of Health Professions Diversity Award
  • Satellite Videoconference Fosters Statewide Discussion of Violence Prevention
  • Foundation Publications Available Online
  • The California Budget Project Monitors State's Fiscal Condition and Its Impact on Health
  • TCWF Board and Staff Members Address Conference Attendees
  • TCWF Grantee L.A. Eye Institute Featured at L.A. Times KidCity Event
  • 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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