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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$794,337,702 - 2011-12-31
$1,189,728,992 - 2006-12-31


$29,790,218 - 2011-12-31
$53,247,782 - 2006-12-31

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Recent News from California Wellness Foundation

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

Cal. Wellness Foundation Grants $200K for Local Dental Care
Foundation: California Wellness Foundation

The California Wellness Foundation (Cal Wellness) awarded Dientes Community Dental Care a $200,000 grant for core operating support to sustain comprehensive oral health services for uninsured and...more

Disaster relief recovery funds available to Napa and Solano nonprofits
Foundation: Solano Community Foundation, California Wellness Foundation

FAIRFIELD -- Solano Community Foundation reminds potential grantees that the 2018 application cycle is still open for two grant programs. Applications from Solano and Napa nonprofit organizations...more

Room to Reflect: The Small-But-Growing Set of Funders Paying for Nonprofit Sabbaticals
Foundation: Durfee Foundation, California Wellness Foundation

At the same time, there are underlying problems in philanthropy and nonprofit funding that this tactic can't solve. Note that some of the challenges found in executing sabbaticals that were...more

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