San Joaquin Valley Health Fund

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.

Round 4 Funding Opportunity

The Center will award San Joaquin Valley Health Fund grants up to $20,000 to networks and organizations located and working in any of the nine counties of Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Tulare. We are particularly interested in funding policy and systems change efforts designed to improve outcomes for populations that are disproportionately experiencing poor health.

Proposals are due by November 30, 2017, at 1 p.m.

Request for Proposals
Frequently Asked Questions
Online Application
Webinar Recording
Webinar Slides

DACA Letter to Partners

See the letter to SJVHF partners regarding the rescinding of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

San Joaquin Valley Leadership Conference

Stockton Mayor Michael D. Tubbs and The Center at Sierra Health Foundation co-hosted this inaugural conference in Stockton on Oct. 12.
Conference agenda
Panel summary notes
Conference photos
Media coverage


Equity on the Mall

San Joaquin Valley residents and advocates joined state leaders at Equity on the Mall at the State Capitol in February 2017 to raise their voices for a golden state for all. Learn more. Check back for Equity on the Mall 2018 updates!


Policy Platform

See the Policy Platform created by San Joaquin Valley Health Fund partners.


Funding Updates

Nearly $3 million awarded in the San Joaquin Valley in Round 3 and Cluster Grant funding. Read the news release


Grantee Partners

Since funding began in 2015, the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund has invested more than $4.7 million in the San Joaquin Valley.
Round 1 Grantee Partners
Round 2 Grantee Partners
Round 3 Grantee Partners

Future Funding Opportunities

We will announce future funding opportunities on this web page and through e-mail announcements. Sign up for our mailing list.

Kern County: Geography of Inequity and Opportunities for Action

This report looks at the racial and health inequities in Kern County, as well as the power of community organizing for policy and systems change.
Download the report


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

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.
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Report Briefing video


Mapping Opportunity in California’s
San Joaquin Valley

SJV mapping report cover

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.
Download the report.

Funding Partners

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, Tides, Hellman Foundation and The James Irvine Foundation.


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Partner Convenings

April 13, 2017 – Stockton

This convening launched Round 3, with more than 100 San Joaquin Valley Health Fund partners from 69 funded organizations. Participants networked and found partnership opportunities, and developed S.M.A.R.T. Goals for 11 policy areas.

Feb. 9, 2017 – State Capitol

More than 1,000 residents and advocates from the San Joaquin Valley joined state leaders at the California State Capitol to raise their voices for a “golden state for all” during the Equity on the Mall event. Learn more.

Nov. 17, 2016 – Merced

Grantee partners met at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center to identify priorities for collective action in the areas of education, equitable land use planning, healthy food, healthy living environments and immigration.

Feb. 11, 2016 – State Capitol

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.

Nov. 6, 2015 – Merced

Grantee partners met at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center for a discussion on Achieving Civic Engagement in the San Joaquin Valley.

March 26, 2015 – Fresno

San Joaquin Valley community leaders from 30 nonprofit organizations in eight counties came together in Fresno for their first learning and networking opportunity.

See highlights and photos from the day in the graphic report.