The California Wellness Foundation

The California Wellness Foundation is a private, independent foundation established in 1992 as a result of Health Net's conversion from nonprofit to for-profit status.

The foundation is committed to improve the health of the people of California by making grants for health promotion, wellness, education, and disease prevention.

The foundation focuses on eight health issues which include diversity in health professions; environmental health; healthy aging; mental health; teenage pregnancy prevention; violence prevention; women's health; and work and health.

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Social Media Links

Twitter - @calwellness


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Foundation Grants and Resources


Recent News from California Wellness Foundation

Humboldt Area Foundation launches fund for COVID-19 response
Foundation: Humboldt Area Foundation, California Endowment, Wild Rivers Community Foundation, California Wellness Foundation

The fund was established to collect contributions and provide grants to charitable organizations in Humboldt, Trinity, Del Norte and Curry...more

Here's Time for Change Foundation's Community Health Champion Award winner
Foundation: California Wellness Foundation

His philanthropy outside the foundation includes the Dream Project at Colton High School. For more than 10 years, the Dream Project has...more

Social Enterprise Everytable Secures $2.5 Million in Program-Related Investments from ...
Foundation: Annenberg Foundation , Annenberg Foundation, California Wellness Foundation

Funding Will Support Development of Pioneering Social Equity Franchise Program. LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Everytable,...more

California Wellness Foundation Announces $13.4 Million in Grants and Names Alex M. Johnson ...
Foundation: California Wellness Foundation

California Wellness Foundation awards $13.4 million in grants Nearly one-quarter goes to those taking a stand for their own...more

Announcing Our #PNW18 Keynote Speakers
Foundation: California Wellness Foundation

Judy Belk is the President and CEO of The California Wellness Foundation, a leader in the philanthropic sector with a strong commitment to...more

Grants Support UCR Guardian Scholars and FastStart Summer Academy
Foundation: California Wellness Foundation

Of the grant money, $250,000 will go to the Guardian Scholars Program in UCR's Office of Foster Youth Support Services and $200,000 will go to the FastStart Summer Academy in UCR's School of...more

A Health Funder Puts Women of Color Front and Center of Latest Work
Foundation: California Wellness Foundation

Neither field is new to attention from philanthropy, but California Wellness is a rarity in focusing on how these plights affect women of color in particular. Criminal justice reform is an area...more

Robby Poblete Foundation to Unveil Art Created from Decommissioned Guns and Hold a 'Healing ...
Foundation: California Wellness Foundation

The Art of Peace unveiling ceremony is funded in part by a grant from The California Wellness Foundation (Cal Wellness). Created in 1992 as a private independent foundation, Cal Wellness' mission is...more

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Social Entrepreneurship

Oxfordshire Billed As Britain’s First Social Enterprise County

Oxfordshire Billed As Britain’s First Social Enterprise County

Social Enterprise UK  named Oxfordshire  county as Britain’s first-ever 'Social Enterprise Place’. According to Social Enterprise UK, the county was crowned the title because it is “committed to supporting businesses that hold a social or environmental mission and reinvest their profits for good.”

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