The San Joaquin Valley Health Fund strengthens the capacity of communities and organizations in the San Joaquin Valley to improve health and well-being by advancing programs and policy changes that promote community health and health equity for all.
San Joaquin Valley Health Fund grants up to $20,000 will support networks and organizations located and working in any of the nine counties of Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Tulare. Applications are due by Dec. 1, 2016.
This briefing paper looks at the Valley’s challenges and opportunities, and why we believe now is an opportune time to invest in its communities and institutions.
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This report provides a review of inequities faced by San Joaquin Valley residents. Sierra Health Foundation commissioned the study, which was conducted by the UC Davis Center for Regional Change, as a resource and to inform our work through The Center.
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The San Joaquin Valley Health Fund is managed by The Center with funding from Sierra Health Foundation, The California Endowment, Rosenberg Foundation, The California Wellness Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Blue Shield of California Foundation, Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, Dignity Health Foundation and Tides Foundation.
Victory! The families of Plainview have a community park thanks to the work of SJVHF partner El Quinto Sol de America, community residents, Self-Help Enterprises, Tulare County and many more.
2016 Grant Awards Announced
The Center awarded grants totaling $1,030,437 to 58 nonprofit organizations through the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund.
San Joaquin Valley Health Fund grantee partners joined Sierra Health Foundation, the California Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus, the California Legislative Black Caucus and the California Latino Legislative Caucus at the State Capitol for a policy briefing on Tackling Inequities in the San Joaquin Valley.
Grantee partners met at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center for a discussion on Achieving Civic Engagement in the San Joaquin Valley.
San Joaquin Valley community leaders from 30 nonprofit organizations in eight counties came together in Fresno for their first learning and networking opportunity.