San Joaquin Valley Health Fund Current Funding Awards
2021-2023 Funding Awards
COVID-19 Farmworker Resiliency Grants
The San Joaquin Valley Health Fund awarded three two-year grants of $300,000 each to support
COVID-19 Farmworker Resiliency.
California Coalition for Rural Housing Project is partnering with Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability to develop a toolkit to expand and simplify access to income and safety net resources and services for farmworkers, regardless of documentation status. The tool kit’s primary focus is to support communities to prioritize affordable, safe housing for farmworker communities.
California Institute for Rural Studies is partnering with California Food and Farming Network, Central California Environmental Justice Network and Centro Binacional para el Desarrollo Indigena Oaxaqueño to develop and couple data-informed tools for action with grassroots
organizing, policy advocacy and work to ensure state agencies are accountable to the farmworkers they are supposed to serve.
Centro Binacional para el Desarrollo Indigena Oaxaqueño is partnering with Central California Environmental Justice Network to create a grassroots network of empowered farmworkers that will have
the knowledge and skills to navigate state agencies, develop relationships with those agencies to hold them accountable and propose new ideas for programs and policies that could more effectively serve farmworkers.
2021-2022 Funding Awards
Wildfire Resiliency Grants
The San Joaquin Valley Health Fund awarded four one-year grants of $100,000 each to support wildfire resiliency.
Central California Asthma Collaborative to create culturally
appropriate educational materials about the health impacts of wildfire-related
smoke and ways families can mitigate exposure and impacts, especially for
individuals with asthma.
Central California Environmental Justice Network (CCEJN) (Fiscal Sponsor: Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs) to focus
on building the resilience of farmworkers to the effects of wildfires by
designing and implementing a culturally appropriate education campaign and by
distributing appropriate protective equipment (N95 masks).
Central Valley Air Quality Coalition (CVAQ) (Fiscal Sponsor: Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs) to inform
impacted populations on the health impacts of wildfire smoke, provide tips and
resources on immediate protections, and create dialogue between the public and
decision makers on health impacts as well as evidence-based practices for
reducing wildfires and for providing culturally appropriate, timely
notifications of unhealthy air.
The Fresno Center to increase the
resiliency of wildfire-affected communities, particularly rural migrant
farmworkers and Hmong and Southeast Asian communities in the San Joaquin
Valley, toward wildfires and related health risks through emergency
preparedness information and related health education and outreach to 3,000
rural migrant farmworkers and/or Hmong and Southeast Asian community members.
IHHEEL (Immigration, Health, Housing, Education, Environmental Justice, Land Use and Planning) Advocacy and COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Advocacy
The San Joaquin Valley Health Fund awarded 47 San Joaquin Valley community-based organizations grants up to $50,000 to advance policy and systems change work in support of the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund’s Policy Platform (20 awardees) and to support COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience across the region (27 awardees). With more than $2 million in funding awarded, these community partners will support a wide range of advocacy activities in areas as distinct as immigrant rights, housing justice, school food access, equitable land use policy, community-informed local redistricting efforts and environmental justice. Regardless of their projects, all of the community partners are committed to the goal of advancing health and racial equity across the San Joaquin Valley in partnership with impacted residents.
Learn more about the funded IHEEL projects (.pdf).
2020-2021 Funding Awards
San Joaquin Valley Health Fund COVID-19 Response Cluster
Recent awards include:
ExpresArte Cultural Wellness Collective (Fiscal Sponsor: Organization for the Legal Advancement of Raza)
Fresno and Tulare counties
To support the provision of culturally competent mental health services to vulnerable communities by supporting and connecting therapists of color in the San Joaquin Valley to meet the mental health needs of Black, Indigenous and POC community members.
FoodLink for Tulare County
To partner with local organizations and the Wukchumni Tribal Council to support COVID-19 relief through addressing food insecurity by providing immediate support for home and community gardens, small local farms and farmers of color, and the development and implementation of pilot programming for the Tulare County Agroecology Center.
Learn about other funded organizations and projects on the Donate4SJV web page.