Dear Family,

We are proud to present The California Endowment’s 2022 Annual Report. This report highlights the incredible work of our grantee partners who in partnership with our foundation are creating a California for all, where everyone matters, belongs and is healthy to thrive.

As our nation continues to recover from the COVID pandemic and the racial divide that has plagued our country, we are hopeful that our commitment to build power and uplift the voices of residents and young people will bring us all together to recognize that we are stronger together.

This past year we have seen continued assaults on the rights of so many in our beloved community. From the misguided policy attacks on the trans community, the SCOTUS decision that takes the right of women to make decisions for their own bodies; and the many lives lost in senseless gun violence, just to name a few.

While these attacks are designed to divide us all, we at The California Endowment stand in strong resolve to continue to echo that everyone is welcome in our beloved community and those good troublemakers are who we know will help to heal this nation and all of us.

Please enjoy reading more about our Belonging campaign, Impact Investing, Social Bond work, and the schools’ teamwork highlighted in the report. There is so much great work going on with our grantees it is always hard to highlight just a couple of the incredible and powerful examples.

We stand in solidarity with you all as we build a California where every person matters and is seen and heard.

Sincerely,

  • Robert K Ross, MD
    CEO / President
  • Bishop Minerva Carcaño
    Board Chair
  • Kurt Chilcott
    Board Vice Chair

Our Mission

The California Endowment’s mission 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.

Our Vision

We envision a California that leads the nation as a powerful and conscientious voice for wellness, inclusion, and shared prosperity

  • Where the talent and genius of all young people are no longer left on the sidelines, but are central to the state’s future;
  • Where California invests in the wellness of all and assures meaningful opportunities for all, particularly the next generations, and those who have been excluded from opportunity because of discrimination, marginalization and stigmatization;
  • Where there is racial truth and reconciliation, justice and healing;
  • Where public institutions are responsive to, and reflective of, the will of all the people;
  • Where all have voice, and are empowered to participate in a robust democracy;
  • Where health destiny is not determined by a person’s ZIP code;
  • Ultimately making California the nation’s healthiest state, and a model that fulfills America’s true promise of equality and justice for all people.

Meet Our Board of Directors

Led by our board of directors, president and CEO Robert K. Ross, MD and the Foundation’s executive team, the California Endowment strives to set the standard for accountability, transparency, equity, and impact.
  • María Blanco
  • Katherine A. Flores, MD
  • Britta Guerrero
  • Kris Hayashi
  • Kai Hong
  • William Jahmal Miller, MHA
  • Leslie B. Kautz
  • Marta McKenzie, MPH
  • Stacie Olivares
  • Karthick Ramakrishnan, PHD
  • Michele Siqueiros
  • Vernita Todd, MBA, FACHE
  • Vien Truong, Esq.
  • Dr. Daniel E. Walker
  • Torie Weiston-Serdan
  • Kiah Williams

We Belong

It’s bold. It’s ambitious. And in the words of Dr. Bob Ross, president, and chief executive officer of The California Endowment, “it’s asserting the best of what’s possible in America.”

The “it” is We Belong, a new, long-term campaign that plants a flag for The Endowment for what the foundation and partners want to do in the next 10 years: broaden and raise the profile of California’s narrative, which is a narrative of inclusion. We all belong.

For The Endowment, this is the next logical step after a decade of policy wins and systems changes throughout the state, primarily driven by the Building Healthy Communities movement, and it’s also a direct response to the political and cultural divisiveness that threatens to tear our country apart.

“What we learned from [Building Healthy Communities] is we can make a policy change. We are very good at it,” said Dr. Tony Iton, senior vice president with The Endowment. “In partnership with 600-700 partners, we were able to achieve 1200-1300 policy wins. We can do that. However, we can’t just do policy, wipe our hands, and walk away. So we concluded that we need to invest in changing and maintaining a new narrative in California, and it’s a narrative of inclusion and belonging.”

“Belonging and inclusion matter, and it’s the positive message to counteract the negativity in our nation right now,”

– Dr. Robert K. Ross, President and CEO
“Belonging and inclusion matter, and it’s the positive message to counteract the negativity in our nation right now,” Ross adds. Ross also points out that this isn’t just a slogan or a campaign, it’s a constructive and helpful approach to creating healthy neighborhoods everywhere for everyone. “From the lofty to the more practical, we see [We Belong] in health policies for every American,” he explains. “No one left behind and everyone included means we see a justice system that puts care and health as the first option and jail as the last option. We see immigration that recognizes the value of all and welcomes people. We see a juvenile justice system that reduces the incarcerated population and even closes youth prisons. Our perspective is that the healthiest path for CA and the nation is when everyone is considered as belonging to this great nation and state. This sets the tone for real health and wellness for all of us.

“When I talk to people from other parts of the country, I say I’m from the Future, I’m from California.”

– Dr. Tony Iton, Senior Vice President

When it comes to making this work, there’s no place like home. California is the perfect launching pad for this bold path forward. Our state will lead.

“When I talk to people from other parts of the country, I say I’m from the future, I’m from California,” Iton says. “I say, ‘You watch, because we’re building a world that we’re all going to thrive in, and you will benefit.’”

For both Ross and Iton, this new phase of work represents way more than “work”; It’s deeply personal.

“It’s emotional to me. Belonging is the healing process and the way to heal the wound and it’s a deep wound,” Iton said. “It’s the most essential work I will ever do. I’m sold. This is the way forward.”

“I’m a very proud American. That flag is mine as well,” said Ross. “Yes, we have lots of trouble and faults, but I love America and health is foundational for that. I take pride that this nation is capable of fulfilling its promise. Belonging, inclusion, and wellness represent the very best of America. We shouldn’t be shy about lifting that and asserting that point of view.”

Inclusion, not exclusion. We Belong in California and America.

Innovative Investing That Makes Change Happen

The California Endowment’s innovative Impact Investing program uses its Program-Related Investments (PRI) to build the infrastructure for mission-driven capital that supports low-income residents and people of color across the state.

This body of work has a real-world impact that changes lives, improves community infrastructure, and supports wealth creation. As of March 31, 2022, The Endowment has deployed over $125 million in PRI loans and guarantees.

The Endowment and Self-Help Federal Credit Union formed a partnership in 2016 to provide critical financial services that support financial inclusion and equity to combat predatory financial models that harm communities of color in California.

Self-Help is a low-income designated credit union dedicated to serving working families and businesses in underserved communities. The partnership with Self-Help facilitated the launch of new credit union branches in City Heights, San Diego, and South Sacramento. Self-Help is pushing itself and the industry to innovate and find new ways to provide capital that meets the needs of residents across the state.

People of color and low-income communities have not had the same opportunities for capital due to systemic racialized practices and policies, and the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated their ongoing health and economic disparities. While 43 percent of California’s 4.2 million small businesses are owned by people of color and employ 50 percent of California’s workers, many minority small business owners are largely excluded from access to low-cost financing.

In 2020, The Endowment provided Self-Help and its community-based outreach network with a $1.1 million grant to establish a California-wide Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) network of California small business lenders and technical assistance providers to ensure that BIPOC small businesses and nonprofits could access this critical resource. The investment had a significant impact that resulted in the network making 3,600 loans totaling $156 million to small businesses and nonprofit organizations in California in the second round of PPP, with 66 percent of these loans going to businesses or nonprofits led by people of color.

This network, established to respond to the urgency of PPP, has now evolved into an ongoing coalition – the California Small Business Coalition for Racial Justice. This Coalition brings together 17 small business lenders and technical assistance providers to build the movement for more racially just small business lending. It has supported innovative ways to respond to funding challenges for underserved small businesses, challenged the community development industry to prioritize racial justice in their operations and lending practices, and advocated for policies and legislation that use a racial justice lens and benefit underserved small businesses.

Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA), a nonprofit committed to advancing a national equity movement by building Latino prosperity, community ownership, and civic power, is a steering committee member and the current facilitator of the Coalition. With deep community ties, MEDA provided technical assistance and loan packaging expertise that helped small businesses access PPP to save their businesses. Hitting the streets and going door-to-door in San Francisco’s Mission District, MEDA staff assisted small business owners, primarily Spanish-speaking Latino families, to reapply for PPP loans they had been previously denied.

Fredy Gamez owns the Mission Street Oyster Bar, and his business was decimated by the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown. His business has been able to bounce back from the brink. “With the money, it helped me to bring back all my employees and helped me to buy food, pay rent and utility bills. The loan helped us to stay in business,” he said.

“With the money, it helped me to bring back all my employees and helped me to buy food, pay rent and utility bills. The loan helped us to stay in business,”

– Fredy Gamez, Owner of Mission Street Oyster Bar

The funding was a lifeline for Lina Mills, owner of Creative Ideas Catering in San Francisco and she not only survived but also thrived. Mills rebuilt her business that shut down during the pandemic and is preparing to expand. “That was something that was in the works before the pandemic, and now it’s happening,” she said.

Dismantle, Heal, Build.

Three simple words, but a powerful campaign led and driven by grantee partners of The California Endowment (TCE) to fix California’s inequitable education system by creating a positive school climate on every campus.

The work of the collaborative partners demands a commitment to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline that particularly traps thousands of students of color; to heal school communities; and to build healthy learning environments for all students.

It’s a new approach rooted in strong collaboration between a wide variety of partners throughout California and takes advocacy to a brand-new level.

“This is an acknowledgement of what leaders, community organizations, parents, families and students have been saying for years,” said Sybil Grant, deputy director for the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color. “We don’t need to reform on the margins. This acknowledges that we need to go further in transforming our systems.”

For The California Endowment partners like Juan Gomez of MILPA, this is the right idea at the right time and will ultimately put power where it belongs—with people.

“We don’t need to reform on the margins. We need to go further in transforming our systems.”

– Sybil Grant, Deputy Director, The Alliance of Boys And Men of Color

“When I heard [Dismantle, Heal, Build], I thought that’s the framework right there,” said Gomez, who is based in Salinas and is the executive director and cofounder of MILPA, Motivated Individual Leadership for Public Advancement. “Our folks can get behind this. Our people can understand this. I think this can move us to real solutions and get us focused on doing something other than working on policies and [get us focused on] developing leadership pathways, making sure our people are the leaders, the ones to make real change.”

According to Castle Redmond, TCE’s managing director of the foundation’s Education Justice team and Central Region team, all three components of this path are critical to ultimate success.

“We can’t do one without the other,” he explains. “We have to work on all of these at the same time. We can’t just dismantle; we need to build. And we can’t go from a dysfunctional environment to something better and safer without healing. We must do all three. We have to constantly work to improve the environment, so each school is a place where all students can stay and learn and thrive.”

“We can’t just dismantle; we need to build. And we can’t go from a dysfunctional environment to perfect without healing. We must do all three.”

– Castle Redmond, TCE’s managing director of the foundations school’s team and central region team

Dismantle, Heal, Build may be the campaign slogan, but to bring the words to life, The Endowment funded grantee partners are focusing on establishing community schools, which means, among other things, that students and families have an equal and respected voice in decision-making; there is no reliance on punitive practices or police presence; there is an authentic relationship between students, families, educators and community partners; what is taught is culturally responsive and fosters racial justice; and mental health, wellness and healing-centered supports are available.

“Racially just, relationship-centered schools–where power and decisions are shared with students, families, educators and community—is the foundation of a transformational education system built by and for us all,” Grant said.

The timing also coincides with the State of California’s investment of nearly $4 billion for the California Community Schools Partnership Program and another $4 billion in the Children and Youth Behavioral Health Initiative. With this new focus, along with these additional resources, Tony Thurmond, state superintendent of public instruction, feels a major shift is on the horizon.

“I’m very excited,” Thurmond said. “Because when I hear [Dismantle, Heal, Build], I think there is an underlying understanding of what the problems are and what we need to address. As difficult as the pandemic has been, this is now a time to put a spotlight on the inequities that have existed for far too long. It’s a great moment of opportunity.”

The bottom line is Dismantle, Heal, Build puts the effort where it should always be creating the places and environments to bring out the best in students.

“We need to have the mindset that this student isn’t getting in the way of me doing my job, this student is my job,” Redmond said.

It’s time to Dismantle, Heal, Build.

Investing In Good Troublemakers

One year ago, as the country experienced the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ongoing racial injustices facing communities of color, and the resurgence of civic activism, The California Endowment decided to take its vision for a better California to the next level.

To create a California where everyone can prosper, The Endowment decided to double down on its investments in the work of California’s good troublemakers—the community organizers, grassroots leaders, and groups who have been doing the deep work of community engagement and power-building for decades.

In response, The Endowment issued a Social Justice Bond – a $300-million fund that invests in much-needed organizational and power infrastructure to advance and sustain efforts to secure health, wellness, and racial equity for all Californians.

The bond is another tool designed to meet the resource and infrastructure needs of California’s nonprofits, community organizations, and health systems. “While we do not claim to have all the solutions, we do understand the important role philanthropy must play in supporting those on the front lines of racial justice work,” says Bishop Minerva Carcaño, The Endowment’s Board Chair, “We look forward to helping build the capacity of social justice and civic engagement organizations and strengthen the pipeline of our healthcare workforce.”

How the Bond Works

The Endowment wanted to ensure that social justice was not only the call for funding through the social bond, but that all aspects of the bond work was focused with a social justice lens. The Endowment committed to having 50 percent of the underwriting work be supported by Black, Indigenous, and people of color-owned and women-owned firms.

It also established an internal committee of Endowment staff to develop strategic frameworks and create a rubric to inform the bond grant making and collaborate directly with the Board of Directors to finalize these frameworks.

In addition, a select group of community members, consultants, and advisory committee members provided input on The California Endowment’s bond grantmaking priority areas.

Over the next few years, The California Endowment will be allocating the Bond proceeds in grants to a host of nonprofit organizations focused on grassroots community organizing, leadership development, and building economic power.

The priority areas for the Bond are power-building, resilient communities, a health workforce, access, as well as research and evaluation.

One of The Endowment’s bond grantee partners, the California Black Freedom Fund (CBFF) is building and sustaining Black-led organizations, coalitions, and networks across the state. In its first two years of operating, CBFF has distributed $15.26 million in grants to 77 Black power-building groups.

 

Another social bond partner, the Dolores Huerta Foundation, is focused on strengthening community organizing capacity and leadership among youth and adults while training organizers to advance health equity and racial justice across the Central Valley and beyond.

 

The Latino Power Fund is a dynamic new initiative from the Latino Community Foundation that will amplify Latino-led grassroots organizations across the state. Through funding from the Social Justice Bond, the Latino Power Fund will ramp up their investments to build civic and political power with efforts like community polling in advance of the 2022 midterm elections and the launch of the 2022 Latino Nonprofit Accelerator.

 

“This grant is a game-changer. The Latino Community Foundation has been on a mission to unleash the civic and economic power of Latinos,” says Jacqueline Martinez Garcel, CEO of The Latino Community Foundation. “This investment in our Power Fund will help us accelerate our mission and help us build a stronger network of Latino-led grassroot organizations anchored in justice and social change.”

Looking Ahead

The California Endowment is collaborating with other funders and movement groups to launch the i-Center, a network of physical and digital spaces that will support changemakers across California to build connections across movements, develop intergenerational leaders, and facilitate healing and restorative practices.

 

By using a participatory design process, the upcoming i-Center can shape California’s organizing culture for generations to come.

 

“It is our hope that what emerges from The Endowment’s social bond investments is a radically different future for California,” said Dr. Robert K. Ross, The Endowment’s President.

“We envision a state where thousands of young people have been empowered to become social justice and civic leaders, there is a robust pipeline of community organizers and a strong statewide network of organizations, and everyone has health coverage regardless of immigration status.”

– Dr. Robert K. Ross, The Endowment’s President.

Initial Investments

Initial grants have been issued to seven collaborative efforts – including:

CRLA Foundation $3,500,000
Possibility Labs $2,000,000
SPINX Digital $397,440
CSB Consulting $175,000
KEL Advising $65,000

Grants Overview

Overview

The California Endowment's grant making is guided by our three bold ideas: People Power, Reimaging Institutions and a 21st Century Health System for All.

WHAT WE FUND

Single & multi-year grants, Program support grants, General operating support grants, Direct Charitable Activity (DCA), Program-Related Investments, Special project grants (SPGs)

Number of Grants, Contracts and PRIs Awarded

We awarded 1,151 grants, contracts, and PRIs to 696 organizations.

Dollar Value of of Grants, Contracts and PRIs Awarded

We awarded $175.5M in grants, contracts, and PRIs.

Total List Of Grantees

What follows is a listing of the 800+ grantee partners we supported in 2022; we appreciate their leadership and their energy in pursuit of a healthier California.

  • 3 Point 0
  • 916 Ink
  • A New Way of Life Reentry Project
  • ACCE Institute
  • Access Humboldt
  • ACLU Foundation of San Diego and Imperial Counties, Inc.
  • ACLU Foundation of Southern California
  • ACT for Women and Girls
  • Action Council of Monterey County, Inc.
  • Acupuncturists Without Borders
  • Advancement Project
  • Affect Real Change, Inc.
  • African Coalition Workforce
  • African-American AIDS Policy and Training Institute
  • Alameda Health Consortium
  • Alianza Coachella Valley
  • Alisal Center for the Fine Arts, Inc.
  • Alive & Free
  • All Positives Possible
  • Allen Temple Health and Social Services Ministries
  • Alliance for a Better Community
  • Alliance for California Traditional Arts
  • Alliance for Justice
  • Allied Media Projects, Inc.
  • AltaMed Health Services Corporation
  • American Heart Association, Inc.
  • American Indian Child Resource Center
  • American Leadership Forum
  • American Public Health Association, Inc.
  • Amplifier Foundation
  • Angie Rios dba The Rios Company
  • Anti-Recidivism Coalition
  • Arc California
  • Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network
  • Asian American-Pacific Islanders In Philanthropy
  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles
  • Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum
  • Asian Pacific Environmental Network
  • Asian Pacific Fund
  • Bail Project, Inc.
  • Bakersfield College Foundation
  • Bay Area Council Foundation
  • Bay Area Parent Leadership Action Network
  • Be Smooth, Inc.
  • Be the Change Consulting, LLC
  • Behr Communications, Inc.
  • Bend the Arc - A Jewish Partnership for Justice
  • Beyond 12 Education, Inc.
  • Beyond Differences
  • Black Alliance for Just Immigration
  • Black Cultural Zone Community Development Corporation
  • Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective
  • Black Organizing Project, Inc.
  • Black Students of California United
  • Black Women United
  • BLU Educational Foundation
  • Boys & Girls Club of West San Gabriel Valley
  • Bread Project
  • Bright Prospect
  • Broadway Cares-Equity Fights Aids, Inc.
  • Brotherhood of Elders Network
  • Buckelew Programs
  • C R L A Foundation
  • California Association of African American Superintendents and Admin
  • California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems
  • California Black Media
  • California Budget and Policy Center
  • California Calls Education Fund
  • California Center
  • California Children and Families Foundation, Inc.
  • California Community Foundation
  • California Consortium for Urban Indian Health, Inc.
  • California Coverage and Health Initiatives
  • California Department of Health Care Services
  • California Health Foundation and Trust
  • California Immigrant Policy Center
  • California Institute for Rural Studies, Inc.
  • California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
  • California Planned Parenthood Education Fund, Incorporated
  • California Primary Care Association
  • California Rural Indian Health Board, Inc.
  • California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.
  • California School Based Health Alliance
  • California State Parks Foundation
  • California State University, Fresno Foundation
  • California Urban Partnership
  • California Walks
  • Californians for Justice Education Fund, Inc.
  • Cangress
  • Capital Public Radio, Inc.
  • Caruthers Unified School District
  • Castroville Coalition
  • Catalyst of San Diego and Imperial Counties
  • Catholic Charities of Stockton
  • Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Fresno
  • Causa Justa Just Cause
  • CCF Community Initiatives Fund
  • Center for Community Health and Well-Being, Inc.
  • Center for Community Self-Help
  • Center for Community Solutions
  • Center for Domestic Peace
  • Center for Empowered Politics Education Fund
  • Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants, Inc. - CERI
  • Center for Media Justice
  • Center for Non-Violent Education and Parenting
  • Center for the Study of Social Policy
  • Center for Young Women's Development
  • Center for Youth Wellness
  • Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
  • Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice
  • Center on Policy Initiatives
  • Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy
  • Central Coast Innerfaith Sponsors, Inc.
  • Central Valley Community Foundation
  • Central Valley Health Network Inc.
  • Centro Binacional Para El Desarrollo Indigena Oaxaqueno
  • Centro Cultural de Mexico en el Condado de Orange
  • Centro La Familia Advocacy Services, Inc.
  • Century Villages At Cabrillo, Inc.
  • Cesar Chavez Foundation
  • Cesar Chavez Service Clubs
  • ChangeLab Solutions
  • Charitable Ventures of Orange County, Inc.
  • Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science
  • Chicana Foundation of Northern California
  • Chicano and Latino Youth Leadership Project
  • Chico Community Publishing, Inc.
  • Children NOW
  • Children's Defense Fund
  • Children's Funding Project
  • Chinese for Affirmative Action
  • Chinese Progressive Association
  • Choices for Freedom, Inc.
  • Cid and Macedo, Inc.
  • Circles of Support and Accountability - Fresno, Inc.
  • City Charter School
  • City Fabrick
  • City Heights Community Development Corporation
  • City of Crescent City
  • City of Hope
  • City of Richmond
  • Clay Counseling Foundation
  • Clinicas de Salud Del Pueblo, Inc.
  • CoachMe Health
  • Coalition of Orange County Community Clinics
  • Coleman Children and Youth Services
  • College Track
  • Comite Civico Del Valle, Inc.
  • Common Counsel Foundation
  • Communities for a Better Environment
  • Communities In Schools of Los Angeles, Inc.
  • Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice
  • Community Advocates for Just and Moral Governance
  • Community Alliance With Family Farmers Foundation
  • Community and Youth Outreach, Inc.
  • Community Board Program
  • Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County
  • Community Clinic Consortium
  • Community Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment
  • Community Conscience
  • Community Development Finance
  • Community Foundation for Monterey County
  • Community Foundation Santa Cruz County
  • Community Foundation Sonoma County
  • Community Health Action Network
  • Community Health Association Inland Southern Region
  • Community Health Councils, Inc.
  • Community Health Partnership of Santa Clara County Incorporated
  • Community Initiatives
  • Community Justice Alliance, Inc.
  • Community Media Access Collaborative
  • Community Partners
  • Community Vision Capital and Consulting
  • Community Water Center
  • Confluence Philanthropy, Inc.
  • Congregations Organized for Prophetic Engagement
  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Inc.
  • Consolidated Tribal Health Project, Inc.
  • Contra Costa Regional Health Foundation
  • Coro Southern California, Inc.
  • Council of Community Clinics
  • Council on American-Islamic Relations - California
  • Council on Foundations, Inc.
  • County Health Executives Association of California
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate of Del Norte County
  • Covenant House California
  • CPCA Ventures
  • Creative Visions Foundation
  • Cross-Movement Legacy Initiative
  • CSULA Auxiliary Services, Inc.
  • Cultiva La Salud
  • David Ng Photography
  • Define American
  • Del Norte Child Care Council
  • Del Norte Mission Possible
  • Designing Justice and Designing Spaces
  • Digital Organizing, Power-Building and Engagement Labs - DOPE Labs
  • Dignity and Power Now
  • Direct Relief
  • Disability Rights Advocates, a National and International Center for Advancement of People W.
  • Dolores C. Huerta Foundation
  • Drew Child Development Corporation, Inc.
  • East Bay Asian Youth Center
  • East Bay Center for the Performing Arts
  • East Bay Community Foundation
  • East Bay Community Law Center
  • East Los Angeles Women's Center
  • East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice
  • Eastside Arts Alliance
  • Economic Development Corporation of Los Angeles
  • EdSource, Inc.
  • Education Trust, Inc.
  • Educators for Excellence
  • Edward Charles Foundation
  • El Teatro de la Tierra
  • Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California
  • Emerald Cities Collaborative, Inc.
  • Emmanuel Church of God in Christ
  • EmpowHer Institute, Inc.
  • Engage R&D, Inc.
  • Environmental Council of Sacramento, Inc.
  • Environmental Health Coalition
  • Environmental Media Association, Inc.
  • Epicenter of Monterey
  • Equal Justice Initiative
  • Equal Justice Society
  • Equal Measure
  • Equality Alliance of San Diego County
  • Equality California Institute
  • Equivolve Consulting, LLC
  • Esperanza Community Housing Corporation
  • Essential Access Health
  • Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz and Associates, Inc.
  • Fairplex Child Development Center
  • Faith in Action East Bay
  • Faith in Action Network
  • Faith in the Valley
  • Families in Schools
  • Families USA Foundation, Inc.
  • Family Resource Center of the Redwoods
  • Farmworker Justice Fund, Inc.
  • Fathers and Families of San Joaquin
  • Feeding San Diego
  • Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians
  • Filipino Advocates for Justice
  • Filipino Migrant Center
  • First Nations Development Institute
  • Food Chain Workers Alliance, Inc.
  • Food Research and Action Center, Inc.
  • Forward Change
  • Forward Redding Foundation
  • Fostering Media Connections
  • Foundations, Inc.
  • Four Winds of Indian Education
  • Fresno Area Youth Coalition
  • Fresno Arts Council Inc.
  • Fresno Barrios Unidos
  • Fresno Building Healthy Communities
  • Fresno County Economic Opportunities Commission
  • Friends of Calwa, Inc.
  • Friends of Children With Special Needs
  • Fund for Santa Barbara, Inc.
  • Funders for Lesbian and Gay Issues, Inc.
  • Futures Without Violence
  • Gamaliel of California
  • Gateway Education of the Wild Rivers Coast
  • Gathering For Justice Inc.
  • Gender Health Center
  • Genders and Sexualities Alliance Network
  • Generation Red Road, Inc.
  • Generative Somatics
  • Gente Organizada
  • George Washington University
  • Get Lit Words Ignite, Inc.
  • Global Impact Investing Network, Inc.
  • GO Public Schools
  • GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer
  • Grantland L. Johnson Institute of Leadership Development
  • Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees
  • Grantmakers for Education
  • Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
  • Grantmakers in Health
  • Grassroots Global Justice
  • Grassroots Policy Project
  • Green Technical Education and Employment
  • Greenlining Institute
  • Groundswell Fund
  • Haitian Bridge Alliance
  • Healing Hearts Restoring Hope
  • Health Access Foundation
  • Health Alliance of Northern California
  • Health Career Connection, Inc.
  • Health Initiatives for Youth, Inc.
  • Healthy Community Forum for the Greater Sacramento Region
  • Heart of Los Angeles Youth, Inc.
  • Helpline Youth Counseling
  • Hispanas Organized for Political Equality - California
  • Hispanics in Philanthropy
  • Hmong Cultural Center of Del Norte County
  • Hollister Youth Alliance
  • Homeboy Industries
  • Homeward Bound of Marin
  • Human Impact Partners
  • Humboldt Area Foundation
  • Humboldt State University Sponsored Programs Foundation
  • IGNITE
  • Immigrant Legal Resource Center
  • Imperial Valley LGBT Resource Center
  • Improve Your Tomorrow
  • In Spirit
  • InAdvance
  • Inclusive Action for the City
  • Independent Sector
  • Initiate Justice
  • Inland Congregation United for Change Sponsoring Committee, Inc.
  • Inland Empire Community Collaborative
  • Inland Empire Community Foundation
  • Inland Empire Concerned African American Churches
  • InnerCity Struggle
  • Innovation Law Lab
  • Insight Center for Community Economic Development
  • Insight Garden Program
  • Institute for Strategic and Equitable Development
  • Institute for the Future
  • Insure the Uninsured Project
  • Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc.
  • International Rescue Committee, Inc.
  • Intersection for the Arts
  • Intertribal Friendship House
  • Iu Mien Community Services
  • iWorkGlobal USA, LLC
  • J-Sei, Inc.
  • Jakara Movement
  • Jewish Family Service of San Diego
  • K’ima:w Medical Center
  • Kee Cha-E-Nar Corporation
  • KFUG Community Radio, Inc., a Non-Profit Public Benefit Corporation
  • Khmer Girls In Action
  • Khmer Parent Association
  • Kiwanis Club of Greater Merced Foundation
  • Kno Qoti Native Wellness, Inc.
  • Korean Resource Center, Inc.
  • Kounkuey Design Initiative, Inc.
  • L A Voice
  • Labor Community Strategy Center
  • Labors Training and Community Development Alliance
  • LaMont Digital, LLC
  • Larkin Street Youth Services
  • Latino Center for Prevention and Action in Health and Welfare
  • Latino Center of Art and Culture
  • Latino Community Foundation
  • Latinos in Action
  • Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability
  • LeadersUp
  • Leading From Within
  • Legacy LA Youth Development Corporation
  • Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
  • Legal Aid Society of San Diego
  • Legal Services for Children, Inc.
  • Liberty Hill Foundation
  • Library Foundation of Los Angeles
  • Local Government Commission
  • Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
  • Los Angeles Brotherhood Crusade - Black United Fund, Inc.
  • Los Angeles County - University of Southern California Medical Center Foundation
  • Los Angeles County Commission for Women
  • Los Angeles Free Clinic
  • Los Angeles LGBT Center
  • Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
  • Los Angeles Urban League
  • Lost Angels Children's Project, Inc.
  • Love, Faith and Hope, Inc.
  • LTSC Community Development Corporation
  • Lung Cancer Research Foundation
  • Lunia Blue Graphics
  • M F Place, Inc.
  • Making Choices Mentoring Program
  • March for Science Sacramento
  • Marin Senior Coordinating Council Incorporated
  • Marjaree Mason Center, Inc.
  • Marshall B. Ketchum University
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Health Foundation
  • Mary Magdalene Community Services Agency
  • Maternal and Child Health Access
  • Matter Unlimited, LLC
  • Mayors Fund for Los Angeles
  • MDF Fund I, LP
  • MDP Foundation
  • Meals on Wheels America
  • Media Working Group
  • Memorial Medical Center Foundation
  • Merced Lao Family Community, Inc.
  • Merced LGBTQ Alliance
  • Mercy Foundation North
  • Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
  • Mexican Cultural Center of Northern California
  • Michael Paul Price dba Edit24-7
  • MILPA
  • Minority AIDS Project
  • Mission Edge San Diego
  • Mission Investors Exchange, Inc.
  • Mixte Communications, Inc.
  • Mixteco Indigena Community Organizing Project
  • Monterey County Children and Families First Commission
  • Monterey County Office of Education
  • Monterey County, County Administrative Office
  • Moses House Ministries
  • Mothers In Action, Inc.
  • Movement Strategy Center
  • mRelief
  • Mutual Assistance Network of Del Paso Heights
  • My Sister's House
  • MyHealthEd, Inc.
  • National Academy of Sciences
  • National Black Women's Justice Institute
  • National Center for Lesbian Rights
  • National Center for Youth Law
  • National Coalition Building Institute, Inc.
  • National Committee for Quality Assurance
  • National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
  • National Compadres Network, Inc.
  • National Conflict Resolution Center
  • National Day Laborer Organizing Network
  • National Foster Youth Institute
  • National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Inc.
  • National Health Law Program, Inc.
  • National Immigration Law Center
  • National Medical Fellowships, Inc.
  • National Urban Fellows, Inc.
  • National Urban League, Inc.
  • Native Americans in Philanthropy
  • Native Dads Network
  • Native Women's Collective
  • Neighborhood Funders Group
  • Neighborhood Industries
  • Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
  • NEO Philanthropy, Inc.
  • Network on Women in Prison
  • New Breath Foundation
  • New Hope Grief Support Community
  • New Venture Fund
  • Nonprofit Finance Fund
  • NorCal Resist
  • North Coast Clinics Network
  • Northern California Grantmakers
  • Northern California Indian Development Council, Inc.
  • Northern Valley Catholic Social Service, Inc.
  • Nourish California
  • NPG of Monterey-Salinas CA, LLC dba KION, KMUV and/or NION
  • Oakland Community Land Trust
  • Oakland Kids First
  • Oakland Unified School District
  • Occidental College
  • Old Skool Cafe
  • Olive Crest
  • OneOC
  • Open Door Community Health Centers
  • Operation USA
  • Opportunity Fund Community Development
  • Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance, Inc.
  • Orange County Community Foundation
  • Organizacion en California de Lideres Campesinas, Inc.
  • Organize Sacramento
  • Our Family Coalition
  • Panetta Institute for Public Policy
  • Parent Institute for Quality Education, Inc.
  • Parent Voices Oakland
  • Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans
  • Patient Care Foundation of Los Angeles County
  • Patricia E. Powers dba Health Innovations Group
  • Paving Great Futures
  • PEAK Grantmaking, Inc.
  • Peer Health Exchange, Inc.
  • Pesticide Action Network North America Regional Center
  • Pillars of the Community
  • Pinyon Foundation
  • Playhouse Arts
  • Poder in Action, Inc.
  • POGO Park
  • Point Source Youth, Inc.
  • Policy Impact
  • PolicyLink
  • Pomona College
  • Pomona Community Foundation
  • Pomona Economic Opportunity Center
  • Positive Communication Practices, Inc.
  • Power California
  • Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement, Inc.
  • Prevent Child Abuse California
  • Prevention Institute
  • Project HOPE - The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc
  • Project Open Hand
  • Proteus Fund, Inc.
  • Providence Health & Services - Oregon dba Providence Portland Medical Center
  • PTA California Congress of Parents, Teachers and Students, Inc.
  • Public Advocates, Inc.
  • Public Counsel
  • Public Health Advocates
  • Public Health Institute
  • Public Media Group of Southern California
  • Public Policy Institute of California
  • Pueblo Unido CDC
  • Puente de la Costa Sur
  • Pukuu Cultural Community Services
  • Race Forward
  • Radio Bilingue, Inc.
  • Redwood Community Health Coalition
  • Regents of the University of California
  • Representation Project
  • Resource Media, A Nonprofit Corporation
  • Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth
  • Restorative Justice League
  • Richmond Community Foundation
  • Richmond Promise
  • Right to the City Alliance, Inc.
  • RISE Urban Leadership Institute of San Diego
  • River's Edge Ranch
  • Rockwood Leadership Institute
  • Rolling Hills United Methodist Church
  • Root and Rebound
  • Roots Community Health Center
  • Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment
  • Rubicon Programs, Inc.
  • Sacramento Area Congregations Together
  • Sacramento Community Land Trust, Inc.
  • Sacramento LGBT Community Center
  • Sacramento Valley Organizing Committee
  • Safe Passages
  • Safe Routes To School National Partnership
  • San Bernardino Community College District
  • San Diego Organizing Project
  • San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium
  • San Francisco Food Bank
  • San Francisco Foundation
  • San Francisco Public Health Foundation
  • San Geronimo Valley Community Center
  • Santa Cruz Community Ventures
  • Science and Technology Education Partnership
  • Self Awareness and Recovery
  • Self Help Ventures Fund
  • Self-Help Enterprises
  • Self-Help Graphics and Arts, Inc.
  • Semillas Sociedad Civil
  • Shanti Project, Inc.
  • Shasta County Young Men's Christian Association
  • Shasta Regional Community Foundation
  • Sierra Club Foundation
  • Sierra Health Foundation Center for Health Program Management
  • Sierra Nevada Journeys
  • Sigma Beta Xi, Inc.
  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • Siskiyou Community Resource Collaborative
  • Small Business Majority Foundation, Inc.
  • Smartmeme, Inc.
  • So oh Shinálí Sister Project
  • Social Advocates for Youth San Diego, Inc.
  • Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs, Inc.
  • Social Good Fund
  • Social Impact Fund
  • Social Justice Learning Institute, Inc.
  • Soil Born Farm Urban Agriculture Project
  • Solano Community Foundation
  • Somali Family Service of San Diego
  • Somos Familia Valle
  • Somos Mayfair, Inc.
  • Sonoma County Indian Health Project, Inc.
  • Source LGBT Center, Inc.
  • Southeast Asia Resource Action Center, SEARAC
  • Southeast Asian Community Alliance
  • Southern California Center for Nonprofit Management
  • Southern California Education Fund
  • Southern California Grantmakers
  • Southern California Public Radio
  • Spanish-Speaking Unity Council of Alameda County, Inc.
  • Special Service for Groups, Inc.
  • Spinx, Inc.
  • St. John's Well Child and Family Center, Inc.
  • St. Joseph Center
  • St. Vincent de Paul Planada Sacred Heart Conference
  • Stanislaus Multi Cultural Health Coalition West Modesto King
  • Starting Over, Inc.
  • State Center Community College Foundation
  • Street Level Health Project
  • Students Run America
  • Survivors of Torture, International
  • Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders
  • TELACU Education Foundation
  • Tenants Together
  • Teng and Smith, Inc.
  • The AjA Project
  • The Alameda County Community Food Bank, Inc.
  • The Aspen Institute Inc.
  • The California Conference for Equality and Justice, Inc.
  • The Center for Cultural Power
  • The Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity
  • The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families
  • The Freedom Bound Center
  • The Funders' Network, Inc.
  • The Latina Center
  • The Learning Centers at Fairplex
  • The LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert
  • The Mentoring Center
  • The New Press, Inc.
  • The Oakland Public Education Fund
  • The Partnership for Working Families
  • The Place4Grace
  • The Praxis Project, Inc.
  • The Raben Group, LLC
  • The Regents of the University of California (University of California, Berkeley)
  • The Regents of the University of California (University of California, Davis)
  • The Regents of the University of California (University of California, Irvine)
  • The Regents of the University of California (University of California, Los Angeles)
  • The Regents of the University of California (University of California, San Diego)
  • The Seattle Foundation
  • The Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, Inc.
  • The TransLatin Coalition
  • The UCLA Foundation
  • The University Foundation California State University Chico
  • The Village Project
  • Thomas Pyun
  • Three Sisters Gardens
  • THRIVE Santa Ana
  • Tides Center
  • Tides Foundation
  • Time for Change Foundation
  • Todec Legal Center Perris
  • TOLA Organizing Academy
  • Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians
  • Touro University
  • TransFormCa
  • Transgender Law Center
  • Transitional Youth Mobilizing for Change
  • Trees Foundation
  • True North Organizing Network
  • Trust for Public Land
  • Two Feathers - NAFS
  • UFW Foundation
  • Ujima Adult and Family Services
  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Kern County
  • United Cambodian Community
  • United Latinos Promoviendo Accion Civica
  • United Roots
  • United Way of Merced County, Inc.
  • United Way of San Diego County
  • United Way, Inc.
  • United Ways of California
  • United We Dream Network, Inc.
  • United Womens East African Support Team
  • University Muslim Medical Association, Inc.
  • University of California Berkeley Foundation
  • University of Southern California
  • Urban Habitat Program
  • Urban Institute
  • Urban Strategies Council
  • Urban Tilth
  • Utility Reform Network
  • Ventura County Community Foundation
  • Viet Rainbow of Orange County
  • Vigorous Interventions in Ongoing Natural Settings, Inc.
  • Virginia Organizing, Inc.
  • Vision 2000 Educational Foundation
  • Vision y Compromiso
  • Visions Manifested, LLC
  • VoiceOfOrangeCounty.org
  • Volunteers of America, Inc.
  • W. Haywood Burns Institute
  • Walden Environment
  • WALKSacramento
  • Warehouse Worker Resource Center
  • WeAreRally, LLC
  • Well of Healing Mobile Medical Clinic
  • West Contra Costa Public Education Fund
  • West Fresno Health Care Coalition
  • West Marin Senior Services
  • Westminster Free Clinic
  • Westmont College
  • Westside Family Health Center
  • Willow Creek Youth Partnership
  • Wind Youth Services
  • Women's Foundation of California
  • Workers Lab
  • World Interdependence Fund
  • Yes 2 Kollege Educational Resources, Inc.
  • Yes Nature to Neighborhoods
  • Yosemite Foundation
  • Young Invincibles
  • Young Men's Christian Association of Metropolitan Los Angeles
  • Young Scholars for Academic Empowerment
  • Youth Justice Coalition
  • Youth Leadership Institute
  • Youth Mentoring Action Network
  • Youth Outside
  • Youth Radio
  • Youth Together, Inc.
  • Yurok Alliance for Northern California Housing
  • YXPlosion, LLC

Financials

Statements of Financial Position

March 31, 2021 and 2020, in thousands of dollars
Assets 2021 2020
Cash & cash equivalents $ 329,603 $ 18,528
Investments $ 4,155,569 $ 3,248,626
Program-related investments-net $ 62,158 $ 51,908
Other assets $ 5,552 $ 1,733
Deferred tax asset $ 12,733 $ 18,659
Property & equipment-net $ 80,817 $ 82,917
  Total Assets $ 4,646,432 $ 3,422,371
Liabilities & net assets without donor restrictions 2021 2020
Liabilities:
  Accounts payable & other liabilities $ 13,464 $ 8,195
  Grants payable-net $ 33,503 $ 76,909
  Long-term debt $ 298,613
  Accrued postretirement obligation $ 2,811 $ 6,746
    Total Liabilities $ 348,391 $ 91,850
Net assets without donor restrictions $ 4,298,041 $ 3,330,521
    Total Liabilities & net assets without donor restrictions $ 4,646,432 $ 3,422,371

Statements of Activities

March 31, 2021 and 2020, in thousands of dollars
Investment Return 2021 2020
Net gain (loss) on investments $ 1,162,527 $ (191,190)
Program-related investment interest and other income $ 3,745 $ 4,262
  Total income $ 1,166,272 $ (186,928)
Expenses: 2021 2020
Grants awarded $ 138,652 $ 136,974
Direct charitable expenses $ 18,423 $ 18,237
Program operating expenses $ 25,931 $ 25,596
General and administrative expenses $ 6,323 $ 7,357
Program-related investment expenses $ 4,101 $ 1,826
Interest expense $ 1,317 $ 100
Tax provision:
  Current $ 1,640 $ 4,597
  Deferred $ 5,984 $ (21,494)
    Total expenses $ 202,371 $ 173,193
Excess (Deficiency) of income over expenses $ 963,901 $ (360,121)
  Pension-Related changes other than net periodic pension cost $ 3,619 $ (4,500)
Change in net assets without donor restrictions $ 967,520 $ (364,621)
Net assets without donor restrictions: 2021 2020
Beginning of year $ 3,330,521 $ 3,695,142
End of year $ 4,298,041 $ 3,330,521

Statements of Cash Flows

March 31, 2021 and 2020, in thousands of dollars
Cash flows from operating activities: 2021 2020
Change in net assets without donor restrictions $ 967,520 $ (364,621)
Adjustments to reconcile change in net assets without donor restrictions to net cash used in operating activities:
  Net realized and unrealized (gain) / loss on investments $ (1,153,511) $ 214,657
  Dividends, interest, and other investment income-net of fees $ (1,068) $ (27,810)
  Amortization of program-related investment discount $ (2,431) $ (2,035)
  Depreciation on property and equipment $ 3,313 $ 3,383
  Provision on program-related investments $ 3,734 $ 1,582
  Net periodic pension cost $ 1,684 $ 1,176
  Change in operating assets and liabilities:
    Program-related investments $ (11,553) $ (1,964)
    Other assets $ (3,878) $ (114)
    Contributions into postretirement plan $ (2,000) $ (750)
    Accrued postretirement obligation $ (3,619) $ 4,500
    Accounts payable and other liabilities $ 307 $ (1,170)
    Grants payable $ (43,407) $ (20,462)
    Deferred taxes $ 5,984 $ (21,495)
      Net cash used in operating activities $ (238,925) $ (215,123)
Cash flows from investing activities: 2021 2020
Purchase of property and equipment $ (1,205) $ (892)
Purchases of investments $ (1,086,100) $ (305,578)
Proceeds from sales of investments $ 1,338,698 $ 507,214
  Net cash provided by investing activities $ 251,393 $ 200,744
Cash flows from financing activities: 2021 2020
Proceeds from bond issuance $ 300,000
Payments of debt issue costs $ (1,393)
Proceeds from line‐of‐credit borrowing $ 20,000
Repayment of line of credit borrowing $ (20,000)
  Net cash provided by financing activities $ 298,607 $0
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents $ 311,075 $ (14,379)
Cash and cash equivalents: 2021 2020
Beginning of year $ 18,528 $ 32,907
End of year $ 329,603 $ 18,528

2022Annual Report

Reflecting on 26 Years Serving Our Communities & Partners

Welcome Message

Building a Community 40 Million People Strong

Overview & Key Lessons

Investing in California’s Good Troublemakers

Our Social Bond

We All Belong in California and America

Inclusion, Not Exclusion

Creating a Positive School Climate for Every Student

Dismantle. Heal. Rebuild.

Innovative Investing that Makes Change Happen

Program-Related Investments (PRI)

Total List of Grantees

Grantee Partners We Supported in 2022

Financials

Most Recent Financial Information

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