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Funding partners join San Joaquin Valley Health Fund

August 16, 2018

We are pleased to announce three new funding partners that have joined the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund. This month, Health Net, The Grove Foundation and Werner-Kohnstamm Family Giving Fund joined 12 other state and national funders to support communities and organizations in the San Joaquin Valley.


Partnerships - July 2018

July 26, 2018

Read the July issue of Partnerships for information about the 2018 Leadership Development for Racial Equity funding awards, the Youth Reinvestment Fund in the California state budget, and the Build.Black. Coalition’s RAILS grant, as well as our Partner Spotlight and more.

Build.Black. Coalition receives RAILS grant to promote inclusive economic development

July 9, 2018

The City of Sacramento has awarded $99,750 to the Build.Black. Coalition through the Rapid Acceleration, Innovation, and Leadership in Sacramento (RAILS) Program to support a project that will promote inclusive economic development and create on-ramps to prosperity in an effort to transform lives and unite community.


A Win for California’s Youth: $37.3 Million for the Youth Reinvestment Fund

June 29, 2018

In a win for California’s youth, including boys and men of color, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a 2018-2019 budget that includes $37.3 million for the Youth Reinvestment Fund.


Partnerships - June 2018

June 28, 2018

Read the June issue of Partnerships for information about the 2018 Responsive Grants Program funding awards, the My Brother’s Keeper Sacramento Youth Fellowship Program, and the Kings and Queens Rise Youth Basketball League. Also view the new San Joaquin Valley Health Fund video, read our Partner Spotlight and more.

Philanthropy responds to inhumane family separation and detention policies

June 28, 2018

Sierra Health Foundation is one of more than 180 philanthropic institutions from across the country that have signed a joint Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) statement in support of children and families seeking refuge in the United States. Learn more

Chet P. Hewitt joins California Influencers series

June 4, 2018

This election year, The Sacramento Bee and other McClatchy newspapers in California have assembled a panel of 60 influential Californians – including Sierra Health Foundation President and CEO Chet P. Hewitt – who will offer their views in a weekly conversation. Learn more.

Partnerships - May 2018

May 31, 2018

Read the May issue of Partnerships to learn about the recent Health Leadership Program graduation, our Speaker Series and other events, the premiere of Black Child Legacy Campaign poetic service announcements, employment opportunities, resources and more.

Black Child Legacy Campaign premieres poetic service announcements

May 31, 2018

In partnership with Sacramento Area Youth Speaks (SAYS), the Black Child Legacy Campaign released poetic service announcements (PSAs) featuring youth spoken word poets calling for an end to community violence. On May 30, the Black Child Legacy Campaign and SAYS hosted a community launch of the PSAs at the Crocker Art Museum, followed by a panel discussion on youth violence prevention strategies. The PSAs are available on YouTube.

Partnerships - April 2018

April 30, 2018

Read the April issue of Partnerships to learn about the Leadership Development for Racial Equity funding opportunity, recent investments through the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund and other program updates.

San Joaquin Valley Health Fund Round 4 awards announced today

April 26, 2018

The Center awarded more than $975,000 to 58 organizations in the San Joaquin Valley working on policy and systems change to improve health.

See a list of organizations that received funding in Round 4, as well as through the Cluster Grant funding opportunity.

Read the news release.

Diane Littlefield to retire from Sierra Health Foundation after 10 years of service

April 5, 2018

Diane Littlefield’s last day in her current role of Vice President of Programs and Partnerships for Sierra Health Foundation and The Center will be April 30 and her last day will be June 30. In the interim, she will be assisting in the transitions taking place at the foundation and The Center.



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