In this program area, we fund the nonprofit sector as a whole, seeking to support its current work and long-term sustainability. We make grants to infrastructure organizations that support the wide range of missions, activities, and requirements of the sector. Ultimately, we envision the entire sector working more effectively and collaboratively with the ultimate goal of improving health and wellness for all Californians.
Investing in nonprofits' long-term sustainability also requires that we pay attention to board and staff composition constituent engagement.
Our country is increasingly diverse. Yet, research shows that fewer than 20 percent of executive directors or nonprofit board members are people of color. Therefore, in each of our programs and strategies, we prioritize support for the sector to diversify leadership. Organizations that both prioritize applying a health equity lens to their programs and consider ways to bridge the racial leadership gap will have an increased likelihood of funding.