California Endowment: Grants for Public Health

OVERVIEW: The California Endowment’s giving related to public health is relatively broad, focusing on 14 neighborhoods across the state of California.

IP TAKE: The way to the California Endowment's heart is through community involvement, which the endowment believes strongly is key to improving healthcare.

PROFILE: The California Endowment is on a mission to build healthy communities by supporting public health groups working in underserved communities to expand access to affordable healthcare and improve overall health outcomes by changing “the way people view health.”

The California Endowment’s main topics of interest include Neighborhoods, Prevention, and Schools. Its public health-related giving is broad, covering everything from community safety to student health and wellness. The endowment targeting low-income communities in 14 neighborhoods across the state of California. Grantseekers that do not serve low-income communities may have a difficult time getting the California Endowment's attention.

The endowment awards some pretty substantial grants ranging from $250,000 to nearly $1 million. However, the vast majority of grants awarded are within the range of $200,000 and below. To learn more about the endowment’s grantees, browse through the Foundation Center’s Foundation Map, which provides detailed information on each of the endowment’s current and past grantees.

The California Endowment does not accept unsolicited letters of inquiry or requests for funding.

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