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.

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Funding Updates

Nearly $3 million awarded in the San Joaquin Valley in Round 3 and Cluster Grant funding

See the list of funded partner organizations
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Learn about Equity on the Mall


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

Funding Opportunities

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

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


San Joaquin Valley Health Fund
Briefing Paper

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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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Mapping Opportunity in California’s
San Joaquin Valley

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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.
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 and Tides.


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.