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

Healthy Communities Cluster Grants for Racial Equity and Community Mobilization to Improve Health and Well-Being of Children

Cluster grants will focus on Healthy Communities, inclusive of healthy food, healthy living environments and equitable land use planning. Three-year grants up to $900,000 (up to $300,000 annually) will be awarded to organizational clusters to accelerate policy or systems change. Eligible organizational clusters will work in the counties of Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Tulare.

Applications were due by January 24, 2017, at 1 p.m.

Round 3 Funding

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 for Round 3 funding were due on Dec. 8, at 1 p.m. PST.

Please e-mail us any questions.

Grantee Partners

Since funding began in 2015, the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund has invested more than $1,660,000 in the San Joaquin Valley.
Round 1 Grantee Partners
Round 2 Grantee Partners

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

SJV Health Fund Briefing Paper cover

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

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 and Tides Foundation.

News and Information

Equity on the Mall Media

KCRA Sacramento
KUVS Univision Sacramento
Telemundo Sacramento
KGET Fresno
KGPE Fresno
KSEE Fresno
Stockton Record
The Sacramento Bee
The Bakersfield Californian
Hoy Los Angeles
Asian-American Press
Lodi News-Sentinel
Vida en el Valle

News Archive


Video Series

June 23, 2016

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.


April 4, 2016

2016 Grant Awards Announced

The Center awarded grants totaling $1,030,437 to 58 nonprofit organizations through the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund.

Grantee Partners
News release

San Joaquin Valley Health Fund Partner Convenings

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.

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.

San Joaquin Valley Resources

Visit our Resources page for publications and research reports.

Funding Opportunities

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