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.
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September 15, 2023On September 15, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) awarded an additional $16.3 million to 34 nonprofits to support youth suicide prevention efforts by nonprofit organizations throughout the state. Continue reading...
California Awards $1.5 Million to The Center at Sierra Health Foundation for Racial Justice, Anti-Bias Initiatives
August 21, 2023In a continued effort to curb violence, the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) has awarded an additional $91.4 million to 173 organizations to support victims of hate crimes by providing services to survivors and facilitating anti-hate prevention measures. This Stop the Hate program investment follows $44.6 million previously provided for anti-hate programs. Continue reading...
August 14, 2023The Center and the California Department of Health Care Services announced this new funding opportunity, with contracts up to $1,000,000 over 18 months. The HEAR US funding opportunity will support California nonprofit organizations in expanding access to and utilization of behavioral health recovery services. The project takes a health equity approach to remove barriers to care for communities of color, Two-Spirit and LGBTQ+ people, people with disabilities and others who have faced discrimination and unequal access to behavioral health care systems. Applications are due by September 19 at 5p.m. Proposers’ webinars are August 22 and 23 at 10 a.m. Access the Request for Applications for more information (.pdf)