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A Juvenile Justice Funder Hits the Reset Button. What Happened?

May 1, 2017

Inside Philanthropy reports on the Positive Youth Justice Initiative and its $1.3 million investment in community-based organizations in 11 California counties to transform juvenile justice practice and policy. Read the article.

Partnerships - April 2017

April 28, 2017

Read the April issue of Partnerships for updates on funding and employment opportunities, and news from the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund, the Black Child Legacy Campaign and the Positive Youth Justice Initiative.

More than 400 Community Members Gather for GLORY

April 20, 2017

Today the Black Child Legacy Campaign hosted the Gathering for GLORY: Giving Love to Our Rising Youth Conference at South Sacramento Christian Center to discuss and outline prevention and intervention steps that can be taken to reduce child deaths, with an emphasis on how the faith community can connect to this work.

Read the news release.

Read Facing the legacy: Sacramento sees huge community response to black infant mortality rates in the Sacramento News & Review.

Nearly $3 million awarded in the San Joaquin Valley

April 13, 2017

Grants will fund organizations working to address health disparities and factors that impact health, such as food security, air quality, clean drinking water, housing, health care and immigrant rights, as well as policy and systems changes to improve the health of vulnerable children. Read the news release.

$1.3 million granted to transform juvenile justice practice and policy across California

April 7, 2017

The Positive Youth Justice Initiative will shift its focus from engaging large systems to providing support to coalitions of nonprofit community-based advocates in 11 counties across the state. Read the news release.

Partnerships - March 2017

March 28, 2017

Read the March issue of Partnerships for updates on funding opportunities and news from the Positive Youth Justice Initiative, San Joaquin Valley Health Fund and California Funders for Boys and Men of Color.

Putting Communities First

March 24, 2017

Philanthropy News Digest today published a blog by Sierra Health Foundation President and CEO Chet P. Hewitt. Read Putting Communities First: A Collaborative Fund for the San Joaquin Valley.

Chet Hewitt to receive Terrance Keenan Leadership Award

March 14, 2017

Sierra Health Foundation President and CEO Chet P. Hewitt will receive Grantmakers In Health’s 2017 Terrance Keenan Leadership Award in Health Philanthropy, which recognizes outstanding grantmakers whose work is distinguished by leadership, innovation and outstanding achievement. Learn more on the Grantmakers In Health web site.

Kindra Montgomery-Block recognized as one of capital region's bold young leaders

March 2, 2017

Sierra Health Foundation Program Officer Kindra Montgomery-Block is among 12 young leaders recognized by Comstock’s Business Magazine. Read Today’s Visionaries, Tomorrow’ Vision.

1,000 gather at State Capitol for Equity on the Mall

February 9, 2017

San Joaquin Valley residents and advocates joined state leaders at the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund’s Equity on the Mall to raise their voices for a golden state for all. Learn more.

Report: California’s San Joaquin Valley: A Region and Its Children Under Stress

February 9, 2017

This report documents racial and health inequities and the effects they have on the lives and life chances of families raising children in the San Joaquin Valley.
Download the report
See the Report Briefing video from the State Capitol

Partnerships - January 2017

January 31, 2017

Read the January issue of Partnerships for Chet Hewitt’s annual message and news from the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund, the Black Child Legacy Campaign, the Sacramento Metro Chamber Awards and our new #PeoplePursuing campaign.


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