Power California

This investment came out of years of research

It was also created in response to a worldwide reckoning on racial equity and the disproportionately negative impact the COVID-19 pandemic had on communities of color.

It is Dr. Robert K. Ross, President and CEO of The California Endowment’s intention of a Beloved Community that makes the Social Bond a step forward beyond conventional grantmaking to meet the moment and commit to investing in innovative, long-term solutions throughout California.

Power California

One of the most important lessons

The Endowment learned over the past decade of listening and responding to partners is that “it begins and ends with people power.” The Social Bond grantmaking process was guided by the practice of trust-based philanthropy and the recognition that people closest to the problem have the best understanding of the solutions.