Earl Lui, California Wellness Foundation

TITLE: Program Director 

FOCUS AREAS: Strengthening community clinics and safety-net partners, fostering healthy environments

CONTACT: (818) 702–1900; elui@calwellness.org

PROFILE: Earl Lui is one of several program directors at the foundation. He is responsible for reviewing letters of interest, evaluating grant proposals, conducting site visits, making funding recommendations, and monitoring active grants. He primarily handles grantmaking related to safe communities and neighborhoods. Lui’s bio on the CWF website shares:

Earl Lui is a program director at The California Wellness Foundation where he currently manages grantmaking related to strengthening community clinics and safety-net partners, and fostering healthy environments. His responsibilities include reviewing letters of interest, requesting and evaluating grant proposals, conducting site visits, making funding recommendations and monitoring active grants.

Prior to joining Cal Wellness in December 2006, Lui was senior attorney at Consumers Union’s West Coast office in San Francisco, focusing on health care advocacy. He also worked for Consumers Union on financial services advocacy. Prior to that, he was an associate trainer for Coro Northern California, a leadership training program; a staff attorney for Public Advocates, Inc.; and an associate with the law firm of Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro. Lui is currently cochair of the steering committee for the Health and Environmental Funders Network.

A member of the State Bar of California, he earned his law degree from the University of Michigan and his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley.