The California Wellness Foundation
Alex Johnson Named to Key Grantmaking Role at Cal Wellness
The California Wellness Foundation has named Alex M. Johnson as the program director for their grantmaking efforts around violence prevention. “For the past 18 years, Alex has been working one way or another to advance equity for underrepresented groups,” Fatima Angeles, vice president of programs at Cal Wellness, said in a press release.
Funders Help Turn the Tide for Juvenile Justice Reform
A new precedent was set recently when Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy announced a plan to establish 20 as the age of jurisdiction for the state’s juvenile justice system. This would make Connecticut the first state to presumptively include anyone over 18 in the juvenile justice system.
New Data on Barriers Faced by Calif. Foster Youth in College
A new report from the California College Pathways hopes to use data to better illustrate some of the barriers in higher education faced by foster youth. The goal of this analysis is to spur policies, programs and practices that would help more youth achieve success in college.
California Wellness Foundation Announces Changes to Its Priorities
On October 1, The California Wellness Foundation launched its new grant program, Advancing Wellness. The foundation went through a restructuring period and stopped accepting letters of interest last November. Not only are they currently accepting letters of interest on an ongoing basis, but they have streamlined the application process.
TCWF Annual Report: How We Respond to Unforeseen Challenges
The California Wellness Foundation’s latest Annual Report features “Pivoting Quickly,” a cover story about how the Foundation and its grantees respond effectively and quickly to emerging issues. The story highlights examples of grantees that are polling California voters to track responses to the changing health care environment; researching strategies to prevent youth homelessness, with youth at the table; and spreading the word about Covered California and the expansion of Medi-Cal among underserved communities.