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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.

Winter 2005 Newsletter

In this issue...

Cover Story
Local Leaders Work Towards Healthier Communities

Grantees In Focus:
Advocacy Group Connects Working Poor to Careers in the Health Professions

Grantees In Focus:
Building the Capacity of Health Advocates Leads to Better Information for Seniors

Grantees In Focus:
Homeless Women Access Health Services Through Comprehensive Case Management

Also in this issue:

How To Apply

Grants Awarded in March - September 2004

Staff Profile

What's New:

  • Community Leaders Receive TCWF's 12th Annual California Peace Prize
  • Departing Legislators Receive TCWF's First Public Policy Leadership Awards
  • TCWF Sabbatical Program Rewards Nonprofit Executives
  • Media Partnerships Build Links Between Journalists and TCWF Grantees
  • New Book Co-Edited by TCWF VP of Communications
  • TCWF Board Members Honored
  • 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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