The California Endowment (CA)



The California Endowment is a private, statewide health foundation that was established in 1996 through Blue Cross of California's WellPoint Health Network.


The mission of California Endowment is to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities, and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians.

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Recent News from California Endowment


Headwaters Foundation'S First Ceo to Depart after $26M in Grants
Foundation: California Endowment

"We are breaking the mold," Brenda Solorzano tells the Missoulian. Solorzano is CEO of the Headwaters Foundation, which was created in 2017 to support community health in western Montana. The...more

Leading Impact Investors and Philanthropists Convene for
Foundation: Silicon Valley Community Foundation, California Endowment

In 2024, Los Angeles will host the Mission Investors Exchange 2024 National Conference, an annual conference that brings together more than 750 philanthropy and impact investing leaders from across...more

Leading Impact Investors and Philanthropists Convene for Mission Investors Exchange 2024 ...
Foundation: California Community Foundation, California Endowment

Ava DuVernay financed her latest film with money from the Giving Pledgean initiative of the California Endowment, the largest US foundation to commit its entire $4 billion portfolio to social and...more

Where Justice Meets Philanthropy—Advancing Equity and Educational Justice Through Giving
Foundation: California Endowment

Ava DuVernay financed her latest film with money from the Giving Pledgean initiative of the California Endowment, the largest US foundation to commit its entire $4 billion portfolio to social and...more

Ceo of Missoula'S Headwaters Foundation Moving on
Foundation: California Endowment

After less than two years at the helm, Brenda Solorzano is stepping down from her post as CEO of the Headwaters Foundation in Montana to take a similar job in California, the Missoulian...more

Journalism program aimed at diversity receives $201K state grant
Foundation: California Endowment

After less than two years at the helm, Brenda Solorzano is stepping down from her post as CEO of the Headwaters Foundation in Montana to take a similar job in California, the Missoulian...more

(Bprw) The Ie Black Equity Fund Raises an Historic $6 Million to Build and Sustain the ...
Foundation: Inland Empire Community Foundation, California Endowment, James Irvine Foundation, Weingart Foundation, Irvine Foundation

"We must remain vigilant on our journey towards progress." So said Dr. Bob Ross, president and CEO of the California Endowment, as he announced a $1 million donation to the Inland Empire...more

New $22M Philanthropic Initiative Launches to Propel the Community Ownership ...
Foundation: California Endowment, James Irvine Foundation, San Francisco Foundation, Weingart Foundation, Irvine Foundation

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is putting his money where his mouth is, with a $22 million initiative to support community ownership of real estate. The Community Ownership for Community Power...more

UC Santa Cruz scholars aim to address climate change through new Sierra Health Foundation grant
Foundation: Sierra Health Foundation, California Endowment, James Irvine Foundation, Irvine Foundation, Central Valley Community Foundation

"We should always be talking about 'our' economy rather than 'the' economy, to remind us that economic activity is organized by people, not created by nature, and thus reflects values, power, and...more

Illustrative Grants from California Endowment



Matching Gifts-$113,040

Art Share Los Angeles, Inc.-$10,000

Black Dot Artists, Inc.-$15,000

CommuniCare Health Centers-$62,437

Lighthouse Recovery Club of Hanford-$25,040

LPC Consulting Associates, Inc.-$51,679

NAMI Urban Los Angeles-$100,000

Prevent Blindness Northern California-$15,000

Public Health Institute-$95,473

San Diegans for Health Care Coverage-$61,068



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