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President's Letter
/ Peter Long, Ph.D.

This past year, against a backdrop of unprecedented change, the Foundation had a historic opportunity to put our values into action. With a bold, new grantmaking strategy and strong partners by our...

/ Peter Long, Ph.D.

As we look at our world and all of its complex challenges, it’s clear that we need not only more funding and support for what matters, we also need different solutions and approaches. Thankfully,...

/ Peter Long, Ph.D.

December 14, 2017 I visited Ojai recently with my wife and we decided to go to Sunday service in Spanish at a nearby church. The congregation was beautifully diverse and incredibly welcoming. We...

/ Peter Long, Ph.D.

During a time in which there seems to be a dearth of good news, we have some to share: Californians are working together — and perhaps more diligently and creatively than ever — to support the most...

/ Peter Long, Ph.D.

As I read the news each day, I find new resolve to continue pushing further forward in our mission. I’m also reminded just how much we will have to work together in response to legislative and...

/ Peter Long, Ph.D.

This quarter, we continued to build upon our Act Now grantmaking to help meet the immediate needs of Californians affected by recent changes at the federal level. We also took time to consider not...

/ Peter Long, Ph.D.

Given the results of the recent election, we don’t yet know what changes we will encounter on the road ahead. What we do know is that our mission has not changed, and our resolve remains undiminished...

/ Peter Long, Ph.D.

Warm summer weather often takes me to the pool to swim laps. While I have accepted that I will not be the next Katie Ledecky, the quiet of the pool and the rhythm of a freestyle stroke help me to do...

/ Peter Long, Ph.D.

I recently had the opportunity to travel to Cuba for an educational trip with my fellow board members at Grantmakers in Health and the Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC). I was thrilled...