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California Advancing Wellness Grant Program


This program is not currently accepting letters of interest (LOIs) for the Community Well-being portfolio.

California Wellness Foundation
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis



The California Wellness Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in California working in the areas of:

  • Equity in access - Projects to increase healthcare coverage and access for all, regardless of immigration status. Supports access to sexual and reproductive health services for women, with particular focus on Black women and other women of color
  • Community well-being - Projects working to foster healthy environments, violence prevention, and resilience in communities of color
  • Economic security and dignity - Advancing the economic well-being of low-income communities and communities of color through job creation, education, training, and access to safety net supports
  • Leading for power and change - Working toward systemic and progressive change to improve community outcomes, racial equity, and health by supporting nonprofit organizations and community leadership

Grantmaking focuses on the health needs of traditionally underserved populations, including low-income individuals, people of color, youth, immigrants, and residents of rural areas.


Eligible applicants are nonprofit public agencies, religious organizations, and tribal governments. Applicants must have Section 501(c)(3) status and be classified as a public charity.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Grant limitations are not specified. A list of past grants is available for download.

Application process

Follow the instructions on the Apply for a Grant page.

Selected applicants that submit an online letter of intent will be invited to submit a full proposal.

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · Access · Benefit enrollment and application · Children and youth · Community and economic development · Educational attainment · Elderly population · Employment and unemployment · Environmental health · Health disparities · Health reform · Healthcare needs and services · Income support and assistance · Leadership · Oral health · Policy · Primary care · Public health · Self-sufficiency · Sexual and reproductive health · Social determinants of health · Sustainability of programs · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Women · California

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.