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Philanthropies condemn political violence

January 8, 2021

Sierra Health Foundation President and CEO Chet P. Hewitt joined philanthropic leaders nationwide to condemn the violence that broke out at the U.S. Capitol this week and call on leaders to protect democracy. Read the statement on Medium.

Grants to support trauma-informed wellness services for Sacramento’s Black community

January 4, 2021

The Center at Sierra Health Foundation in partnership with Sacramento County Behavioral Health Services today announced $2.5 million awarded to four Sacramento organizations for outreach, engagement and prevention services for African American/Black community members. Access the news release.

Partnerships - December 2020

December 22, 2020

Read the December issue of Partnerships for our holiday greeting, news about funding from Chan Zuckerberg Institute, a new Medication Assisted Treatment Access Points Project funding opportunity, San Joaquin Valley Health Fund news and more.

We wish you a happy, healthy holiday season

December 21, 2020

We hope this message finds you well. We hear and say this often lately, knowing the answer is more complicated than at any time most can remember. But we still hold out, even cling to, all the power this simple word – hope – conveys. In fact, we are cautiously optimistic about the future as we close out an incredibly challenging year.


Chan Zuckerberg Institute Awards The Center $1.5M for Boys and Men of Color Mental Health Efforts

December 17, 2020

As part of its $7 million commitment to advance racial equity and support student mental wellness in communities most impacted by COVID-19, the Chan Zuckerberg Institute has awarded The Center $1.5 million to provide support to improve the mental health and well-being of young men of color in California's Central Valley. See the press release at the Chan Zuckerberg Institute website.

Funding opportunity: Low-Barrier Opioid Treatment at Syringe Services Programs

December 8, 2020

The Center at Sierra Health Foundation is pleased to announce in partnership with the California Department of Health Care Services a funding opportunity to support syringe services programs to implement projects offering low-barrier access to treatment of opioid use disorder, as well as related supportive services such as case management and peer support. Access the request for applications for funding information, webinar registration and application instructions.

Partnerships - November 2020

November 24, 2020

Read the November issue of Partnerships for news about San Joaquin Valley Health Fund funding opportunities, program updates for Elevate Youth California and My Brother’s Keeper Sacramento, as well as job openings, Census 2020 updates and more.

Funding opportunity: Sac Collab COVID-19 Ethnic Media Partnership

November 17, 2020

The Sacramento County COVID-19 Collaborative (Sac Collab), a project of The Center at Sierra Health Foundation and Sacramento County, will award funding to reach Sacramento County residents disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 with culturally and linguistically relevant messaging about public health and resources available to individuals, families and small businesses. Proposals are due Dec. 1, 2020, at 1 p.m. (Pacific Time).

Learn more in the request for proposals.

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Elevate Youth California substance use prevention network expands across the state

November 10, 2020

Congratulations to 32 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.


San Joaquin Valley Health Fund advocacy funding opportunities available

November 6, 2020

The San Joaquin Valley Health Fund will award funding for eligible community-based nonprofits through two separate and distinct funding opportunities: IHHEEL Advocacy grants and COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Advocacy grants.


Partnerships - October 2020

October 29, 2020

Read the October issue of Partnerships for news about funding opportunities, program updates for Elevate Youth California, the Medi-Cal Health Navigator Project and the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund, as well as job openings, Census 2020 updates and more.

Funding Opportunity: Trauma-Informed Wellness Program for the African American/Black Community in Sacramento County

October 26, 2020

In partnership with the Sacramento County Division of Behavioral Health Services, The Center will award funding for eligible community-based agencies — including nonprofits, for-profits and public-private partnerships — to provide trauma-informed community outreach and engagement and support services that address mental health and wellness of the African American/Black community. Successful applicants will demonstrate understanding of community members’ experience of trauma, racial discrimination, and mental health or behavioral health issues.



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