The California Wellness Foundation (Cal Wellness) is a private independent foundation created in 1992 with a mission to improve the health of the people of California by making grants for health promotion, wellness education and disease prevention. Since its founding, Cal Wellness has awarded 7,690 grants totaling more than $912 million. It is one of the state’s largest private foundations. To learn more about the Foundation, visit our website at www.CalWellness.org.
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April 16, 2015
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Since 2011, Blue Shield of California Foundation has invested in a series of studies examining the healthcare preferences and experiences of low-income Californians. The research provides a unique inside-look at what real Californians think about their healthcare in order to inform the work of the community health centers and clinics on the frontlines of our safety net system.
Under the direction of the Director of Communications and Marketing, the Communications Manager implements and manages comprehensive public relations and communications activities that support the organization's Strategic Plan goal ensure all children enter kindergarten ready to succeed in school and life.
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Resources from the January 16, 2015 event, CEO Salon with Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation.
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The Women’s Foundation of California is a statewide public community foundation that inspires giving to expand opportunities and advance economic stability, security and prosperity for women and families. The Foundation’s theory of systemic change rests on a core value and belief that those who experience poverty and injustice are the ones who are best suited to develop effective solutions that work in the context of their lives. For this reason, the Foundation focuses on low-income women and families, communities of color and immigrant communities.
Resources from the SCG partner event, Learning from National Leaders on Pay-For-Success, held January 23, 2015.
Resources from the SCG Veterans Funders Group Meeting on January 21, 2015.
Resources from SCG's January 14, 2015 program, Innovations for Building Healthy, Equitable Communities.
Resources from SCG's January 12, 2015 program,In Focus: STEM+Arts Education - Next Generation Science Standards.
The UCLA Luskin Center for Civil Society has researched and published annual reports on the State of the Los Angeles nonprofit sector since 2002. Their goal is to conduct research to help nonprofit executive directors, staffs, and boards as well as government policy makers, foundations, and donors to better understand the shifts in demands and resources affecting the sector. In recent years they have focused the report on the lingering effects of the 2007 recession, specifically human services organizations working in high poverty neighborhoods.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an operating division within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is charged with reducing the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. SAMHSA is pursuing this mission at a time of significant change. Health reform has been enacted, bringing sweeping changes to how the United States delivers, pays for, and monitors health care.
Resources from SCG's bus tour program, Breaking the School-to-Prison Pipeline on Tuesday, December 9, 2014.
Mayor Eric Garcetti released Resilience by Design, a plan to address the city’s greatest earthquake vulnerabilities, including building retrofitting and steps to secure our water supply and communications infrastructure.
The Foundation Center, the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide, and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP), the only full-time resource devoted to disaster philanthropy, released a new report to help donors, NGOs, government agencies, and media gain an increased understanding of how much foundation funding is spent on disasters each year, by whom, and for what activities.
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation engaged the Center for Effective Philanthropy to survey grantees and to prepare a Grantee Perception Report™ (GPR). The GPR is a confidential survey that provides a comprehensive assessment of grantee perceptions of performance, and compares the data to data from other foundations whose grantees were also surveyed. Investing in this process helps us understand how grantees view the impact of a foundation's work and how a foundation is doing overall with strategies and grants processes.
Resources from SCG's December 1, 2014 program, In Focus: Health Care Reform - Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders.
Reflecting on TCC Group’s 35-year history of designing, managing, and evaluating capacity building in a variety of formats, it is clear to us and to those with whom we work that the field is ready for an evolution in the ways we talk about capacity building. A foundation has already been laid for this new conversation by the diverse and thoughtful practice of many in the sector.
A Portrait of California 2014–2015, the latest edition of the benchmark California report that brings together original data and innovative analysis using the American Human Development Index, a simple ten-point scale that measures well-being in California's 265 Census Bureau-defined neighborhoods and breaks down the numbers by county, major city, and racial and ethnic group.
The report brings new light to such pressing themes as income inequality and captures the noneconomic inequalities that traditional analysis overlooks: