California Wellness Foundation Awards $6.3 Million in Grants

The California Wellness Foundation has announced grants totaling nearly $6.3 million to nonprofit organizations focused on advancing wellness in the state.

Fourth-quarter grants awarded through the foundation's Advancing Wellness program include $675,000 over three years to the Los Angeles-based Anti-Recidivism Coalition in support of its civic engagement, advocacy, education, employment, and violence prevention programs for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals; $300,000 over three years to California Coverage and Health Initiatives in Sacramento in support of its efforts to reach newly eligible undocumented immigrants and enroll them in health coverage; $400,000 over two years to CompassPoint Nonprofit Services in Oakland in support of its Next Generation Leaders of Color program; and $94,000 to the Liberty Hill Foundation in Los Angeles for a program that provides funds to community organizing groups working to address gun violence, police violence, police-community relations, and race relations in the state.

Additional grants include $145,000 over two years to the Oakland-based Neighborhood Funders Group in support of its efforts to provide funders with research and technical assistance; $250,000 over twenty-seven months to Reality Changers in San Diego for a college preparatory program focused on youth who are or were in the juvenile justice system; and $250,000 over two years to the South Asian Network in Artesia in support of its efforts to provide health coverage, public benefits enrollment, and patient navigation services to underserved South Asians in Southern California.

For a complete list of fourth-quarter 2016 grant recipients, see the California Wellness Foundation website.

"The California Wellness Foundation Awards Nearly $6.3 Million in Recent Grants." California Wellness Foundation Press Release 01/10/2017.