What We Fund

As one of the largest and most-trusted philanthropic organizations in the state, we are committed to supporting the people and programs working on the frontlines of health care and domestic violence. We organize our grants through the priority areas described below and consider requests for funding through online Letters of Inquiry (LOIs).  We do not have specific deadlines for LOIs. They are accepted throughout the year.

LOIs are reviewed on a rolling basis and should receive a response within 45 days. 

Consideration is based upon alignment with the Foundation’s mission, priorities, and current projects. Submitting an LOI is the best way to inquire about funding and share information about your work and organization. Due to the high volume of inquiries we receive, we are not able to provide feedback prior to LOI submission. See what we don’t fund and our grantee database for further reference.

We do consider requests from organizations that have active grants with the Foundation, including core support grantees.

Current Funding Priorities

Care Integration

We seek to spread and scale ideas that bring California’s safety net closer to a “no wrong door” model of care for complex low-income patients and survivors of domestic violence by supporting work that:

  • Advances the integration of domestic violence, healthcare, and other social service sectors.

  • Leverages new partnership options enabled by California’s Section 1115 Medicaid Waiver.

  • Fosters policy discussions about integrated domestic violence prevention and services.

  • Promotes collaboration between and among healthcare and domestic violence service providers.

The Remaining Uninsured

We seek to promote the development, implementation, and expansion of county-based models that effectively address the healthcare needs of California’s uninsured by supporting work that:

  • Moves existing county-level programs towards more comprehensive access and coverage options for uninsured residents.

  • Informs strategy and policy discussions on how to meet the healthcare needs of California’s immigrant and remaining uninsured populations.

Value-Based Care and Patient Engagement

We seek to strengthen California’s safety net providers and improve access to quality healthcare for the underserved by supporting work that:

  • Advances more efficient, high-quality, and cost-effective primary care models.

  • Raises awareness about the need to improve patient engagement in the safety net.

  • Promotes value-based healthcare purchasing to make care more effective and affordable.

  • Supports healthcare leaders in the safety net to be collaborative, innovative, and systemic thinkers.

  • Improves safety-net delivery system performance through changes in government policies and programs at the state and local level.

Domestic Violence Systems and Survivor Experience

We seek to invigorate a system of domestic violence prevention and services that is culturally responsive, engages new stakeholders, improves survivor experience, and operates in a cross-sector manner. To achieve this, we support work that:

  • Scales promising practices that engage diverse systems & providers to meet the needs of all survivors.

  • Advances critical policy changes that strengthen systems of support and services for survivors of domestic violence.

  • Tests and implements innovative survivor-centered approaches.

  • Advances culturally responsive and community-level strategies.

  • Engages new funding partners to facilitate integrated solutions to address and prevent domestic violence.

  • Enables leaders in the domestic violence field to be collaborative, connected, and innovative.

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