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By the Numbers

  • 35 million

    in grants each year

  • $1 billion+

    in grants since 1992

  • 9,000+

    grants since 1992

Brandon Smith

"It is truly a privilege to serve the people of California and partner with like-minded colleagues who believe in our mission and want to do the same.” 

If you’ve read our Q&A and are eligible to apply for a grant, you can submit a Letter of Interest through the Cal Wellness Grants Portal. A Letter of Interest is step one in requesting a grant from Cal Wellness. Unsure if you’re eligible? A checklist:

  • Your organization must be a nonprofit public agency, religious organization or tribal government.
  • You must have Section 501(c)(3) status and be classified as a public charity.
  • Your organization can’t discriminate by race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation or national origin.
  • Your application is not for an annual fund drive, building campaign, major equipment or biomedical research.
  • Your proposal would benefit those living in California. Cal Wellness does not provide international funding or fund organizations located outside the United States.

Now that we’ve double-checked our eligibility, let’s get to it!

Judy Belk
The dismantling of the Affordable Care Act and the social safety net, the rolling back of reproductive rights and the traumatic impact of incarceration have placed the health and wellness of our communities at risk.

Judy Belk, President and CEO

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Advancing Wellness Grantmaking

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Looking for examples of grants we’ve made? Search our grants from 2015 until now. You’ll also find examples of recent grants in each of our program areas here.

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