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This is what speaking up for wellness means to us.

Grantmaking is core to who we are as a foundation. But there’s so much more we can do to advance wellness in California. In addition to our dollars, we’re using our voice to speak out on issues that affect people’s health and wellness. Here you can learn more about how we’re thinking about our work, where we stand on issues, and what others are saying about our efforts.

Staff Perspectives

Our team members share their expertise and opinions on a wide variety of issues. Find out what we’re thinking and doing.

Transforming Food Deserts: A Food Justice Tour of South Los Angeles

For a while now, I’ve thought about how to provide funders with opportunities to see our food justice grantees doing amazing work in South L.A.  I…


We’re raising our voices alongside allies to speak out on issues that influence the health and wellness of Californians.

Hate Has No Place With Wellness

In the past week, another shocking wave of violence has devastated America – and we must refuse to accept this as “the new normal.” In Pittsburgh, 11 Jewish people were murdered in a place of worship. In Kentucky, two African-Americans were shot at a grocery store. And across the nation, pipe bombs were mailed that targeted people for their political beliefs. All these incidents have one thing in common: hate.

Our Work in the News

See how our work and the work of our grantees is showing up in the news.

Cal Wellness Announces $15 Million in Grants

Grants support planning and implementation of the 2020 census, prevention of gun violence and improved access to health care; $2 million in program-related investments also approved For…

Once Again, #Enough

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