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The California Endowment is a private, statewide health foundation that was established in 1996 through Blue Cross of California's WellPoint Health Network.


The mission of California Endowment is to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities, and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians.

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Recent News from California Endowment


Ensuring equitable distribution of American Rescue Plan funds: A case study of the Latino ...
Foundation: California Endowment

One particularly compelling example of the philanthropic leadership occasioned by ... Their efforts demonstrated that philanthropy,...more

Two Years On, Foundations Stand By Issuing Bonds In Pandemic
Foundation: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Bush Foundation, California Endowment, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Kellogg Foundation, Lilly Endowment

When the Ford Foundation took the unprecedented step in June 2020 of issuing $1 billion in debt to help stabilize other nonprofits, it delighted investors and inspired several other large foundations...more

Long Beach Forward Becomes Independent Nonprofit - Precinct Reporter Group News
Foundation: California Endowment

Long Beach Forward Becomes Independent Nonprofit ... now built a culture of philanthropy and fundraising strategy into its workplace–a...more

State Punishes Grant Maker That Misused More Than $600,000 From Ford, California ...
Foundation: California Endowment, Packard Foundation, Ford Foundation, California Wellness Foundation

Please make sure your computer, VPN, or network allows javascript and allows content to be delivered from v144.philanthropy.com...more

Foundations Help Improve Health In Prison And Jail And After Release
Foundation: Northern Virginia Health Foundation, California Endowment, Open Society Foundations, California Wellness Foundation

In November 2020 the California Wellness Foundation awarded a three-year, $422,500 grant to TCN. The grantee's model,...more

Inland Empire Black Equity Fund aims to advance advocacy, promote change - The Press-Enterprise
Foundation: California Endowment, James Irvine Foundation, Irvine Foundation

Grants will be awarded to nonprofits focused on systems change and power building work in civic engagement, criminal justice transformation, housing...more

Grants to Advance Global Human Rights Rise to US$3.7 Billion
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Foundation to Promote Open Society, California Endowment, Ford Foundation, Johnson Foundation

While the data is from 2018—largely to capture figures from U.S. foundations reported on annual tax filings—the authors point out its relevance...more

We're Hiring: Development Director
Foundation: California Endowment, James Irvine Foundation, San Francisco Foundation, Irvine Foundation

The San Francisco Public Press, a 12-year-old independent nonprofit news ... on the design and execution of a growing, diversified fundraising strategy. ... work with the Public Press's management...more

MacArthur Selects Winner of 100&Change Contest
Foundation: California Endowment, Weingart Foundation, California Wellness Foundation

... by a group of philanthropic partners that includes the California Endowment, the California Wellness Foundation, and the Weingart...more

California Endowment Doubles Its Support to Asian American Groups to $100 Million
Foundation: California Endowment

... those organizations accounted for only 20 cents of every 100 foundation grant dollars, according Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in...more

Illustrative Grants from California Endowment



Matching Gifts-$113,040

Art Share Los Angeles, Inc.-$10,000

Black Dot Artists, Inc.-$15,000

CommuniCare Health Centers-$62,437

Lighthouse Recovery Club of Hanford-$25,040

LPC Consulting Associates, Inc.-$51,679

NAMI Urban Los Angeles-$100,000

Prevent Blindness Northern California-$15,000

Public Health Institute-$95,473

San Diegans for Health Care Coverage-$61,068



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