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.

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.

Equity on the Mall 2018

Thursday, February 8
California State Capitol

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News release

2018 Policy Platform

Learn about Equity on the Mall 2017

San Joaquin Valley Leadership Executive Committee

Learn about this committee of local elected officials.

Policy Platform

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

Funding Updates

We will announce Round 4 grant awards by mid to late-March 2018.

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

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

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

DACA Letter to Partners

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


Fact Sheet

News Archive


Video Series


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.
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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.
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Partner Convenings

Nov. 16, 2017 – Merced

Representatives from 71 community partner organizations and 11 supporting foundations heard about the policy priorities of Assemblymember Dr. Joaquin Arambula (CA-31), learned how to build their capacity to communicate strategically about their work, and shared their experience and expertise through peer exchange and learning sessions. Partners provided updates on policy work under way for education, the environment, immigration and land use. See a video of Assemblymember Arambula’s presentation.

Learn about previous Partner Convenings.