Promoting health, racial equity and racial justice throughout California
The Center at Sierra Health Foundation brings people, ideas and infrastructure together to create a collective impact.
Every person in California should be able to live a healthy life. That is the vision we stand by and the journey we are committed to.
Sierra Health Foundation created The Center at a time when nonprofits and public agencies throughout California faced diminishing resources and rapidly increasing needs. As the gap between funding and solutions continued to increase, we realized that a new and innovative approach was required to address the need.
Every person in California should be able to live a healthy life. That’s the vision we stand by and the journey we are committed to.
Our Programs and Initiatives
The Center at Sierra Health Foundation promotes health, racial equity and racial justice with local, state and national partners throughout the state.
We are committed to learning from our partners and then sharing and using that knowledge to inform decisions and to accelerate change.
- Evaluation and Learning
- Partnerships newsletter
- Speaker Series
61 Community-based and Tribal organizations receive $58.5 million for youth substance use prevention
November 9, 2022
Congratulations to 61 Elevate Youth California community partners that have received awards up to $1 million to develop or increase youth substance use disorder prevention, outreach and education. With more than $58.5 million in funding and technical assistance, the community-based and Tribal organizations will focus on youth activism, mentorship and peer-led supports that lift up youth empowerment and leadership with a focus on impacting policy, systems and environmental change. To date, 246 awards to community-based and Tribal organizations have been made to prevent youth substance use. Learn more on the Elevate Youth California site (ElevateYouthCA.org).
November 3, 2022The Center is pleased to announce the first round of grantees through the new Community Economic Mobilization Initiative (CEMI). CEMI is a $17.7 million and growing fund focused on diversifying the nonprofits involved in receiving and directing federal and state climate-resilient economic development initiatives. Continue reading...