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

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.

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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.

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Knowledge Center

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
  • Publications
  • Speaker Series

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Recent News

California should be treating gun violence as a public health crisis

January 24, 2023

Californians are grieving the many lives lost to recent and ongoing gun violence. Chet P. Hewitt (The Center) and Brian Malte (The Hope and Heal Fund) have partnered to call for sufficient investments in community-led responses to this public health crisis. Read their Cal Matters op-ed (CalMatters.org).

Our Safety and Wellness are Inextricably Linked

January 24, 2023

There have been three mass shootings in three days in California. We grieve with the Asian American and Pacific Islander community of Monterey Park and the families whose loved ones were murdered or injured celebrating the Lunar New Year. Our hearts are with the farmworkers in Half Moon Bay who lost neighbors. Our condolences are with the many injured in Oakland and the family of the young man who died. Continue reading...

Funding opportunity: Elevate Youth California Supporting Capacity Building for Community Organizations

January 17, 2023

With grants up to $400,000 over two and a half years, Elevate Youth California’s Supporting Capacity Building for Community Organizations funding will strengthen the capacity of emerging grassroots community-based organizations and Tribal organizations throughout California to use community-based programs and practices for substance use disorder prevention among youth ages 12 to 26. Applications are due by Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. PT.

Access the Request for Applications for funding opportunity details and submission instructions.