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Announcing Modifications to Our Open Letter of Interest Process

Cal Wellness is a statewide, responsive funder. Our relationships with grantee partners and grantseekers are essential to fulfilling our mission, and we are working to address the inherent power imbalance between funders and grantseekers by holding ourselves accountable through transparency. In that spirit, we are sharing some important changes that impact our 2024 grantmaking.

What’s changing?

Beginning July 1, 2024, we will temporarily stop accepting unsolicited letters of interest (LOIs) for 4 of our 12 program areas.  This change impacts the following:

In addition, the following program area will remain closed to unsolicited letters of interest:

Why now?

Cal Wellness has committed nearly all available funds in these program areas for 2024. This means that new LOIs are not likely to be funded this year. We know that grant applicants spend a lot of time and effort crafting LOIs; by closing LOI submissions in these areas we hope to minimize unnecessary efforts.

What if I have questions?

If you have questions, please reach out to a member of the Programs team or email Grants Management at grants(at) You may also call us at (818) 702-1900.

Our commitment to you

While we plan to reopen our unsolicited LOI process for the closed program areas later this year, all other program areas remain open and there is no deadline to apply.

We remain committed to being responsive in our grantmaking as we deploy resources across the state. We will continue to update you and remain open to your feedback and questions.

Program Areas Accepting Letters of Interest As of July 1, 2024


  • Youth Justice
  • Community Environments

Not Accepting

  • Violence Prevention and Healing Justice


  • Economic Mobility & Wealth Creation
  • Economic Safety Net

Not Accepting

  • Post Secondary Education & Health Professions Training


  • Universal Coverage and Access to Care
  • System Transformation

Not Accepting

  • Priority Populations


  • Equity in the Nonprofit Sector
  • Reimagining Social Justice

Not Accepting

  • Mobilizing Movements and Power Building
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