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Cal Wellness recognizes that many of our website visitors may be unfamiliar with the language used by public health experts and nonprofit foundations. Our glossary of commonly accepted terms and definitions is intended to help grantseekers as well as journalists, policymakers, researchers and anyone interested in foundations and public health.

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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.

Mission

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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