The Center Awards Nearly $3 Million to San Joaquin Nonprofits

The Center at the Sierra Health Foundation has announced grants totaling nearly $3 million to sixty-nine organizations working to promote policy and systems changes that improve health outcomes in California's San Joaquin Valley.

The grants were awarded through the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund, a partnership of nearly seventy nonprofit organizations and nine state and national foundations working to build a greater level of health equity in the valley. Recipients include ACT for Women and Girls, which was awarded $20,000 in support of its efforts to advocate for policies that improve teen health outcomes in Tulare County; the California Coalition for Rural Housing Project, which will receive $20,000 in support of its efforts to increase affordable housing collaborations in Kern County; the Dolores Huerta Foundation, which was awarded $20,000 to implement a pilot bike share program in Arvin; El Quinto Sol de América (Pesticide Action Network North America), which will receive $20,000 for its work to improve water quality in unincorporated communities in Tulare County through community education and outreach activities; and Haven Women's Center of Stanislaus, which was awarded $20,000 in support of its efforts to address teen dating violence and promote healthy relationships in the Modesto City School District.

See the Sierra Health Foundation website for a complete list of grant recipients.

"Nearly $3 Million Awarded in the San Joaquin Valley." Sierra Health Foundation Press Release 04/13/2017.