Addressing health and racial disparities requires a long-term commitment to working with and investing in communities

The Center works with local, state and national partners throughout California to promote health, racial equity and racial justice. Learn about our focus areas and programs below.

Community and Economic Development

We lead and advocate for emerging economic development projects in California by adding value to communities’ commitment to develop and implement inclusive economic growth strategies in underinvested neighborhoods.

Health Equity and Access

Our Health Equity and Access programs and initiatives are creating a California where every person has access to culturally responsive healthcare by ensuring health equity among populations disproportionately impacted by health disparities.

Healthy Youth Development

Our Healthy Youth Development team organizes resources to invest in change driven in partnership with California’s youth of color and their communities to shift power and align systems to center youth opportunity, health and well-being.

Local Initiatives

San Joaquin Valley Health Fund

Our San Joaquin Valley team ensures nonprofit partners and grassroots community leaders are supported through funding, technical assistance, training, networking and data to build capacity to advance health and racial equity and racial justice through community organizing, civic engagement, power building, narrative, and policy and systems change advocacy.

San Joaquin Valley Impact Investment Fund

The San Joaquin Valley Impact Investment Fund and its partners are working to make the San Joaquin Valley a healthier place to live, work and prosper by investing in organizations and entrepreneurs whose activities promote community health and well-being for all.

Learn more about the San Joaquin Valley Impact Investment Fund (

Fiscal Sponsorships

The Center serves as a fiscal sponsor for programs that work to improve health and racial equity in California. In this role, The Center provides fiduciary oversight, financial management, human resources support and other administrative services to help build the capacity of organizations and help them fulfill their missions. The Center currently is a fiscal sponsor for the following programs:

Previous Programs and Initiatives

Please contact us if you would like information about our past programs.

  • Healthier U
  • Leadership Development for Racial Equity
  • Minority-Led Organization Capacity Building and Leadership Development Program
  • Office of Health Equity
  • Respite Partnership Collaborative
  • Youth and Community PopUp Program