The California Endowment is pleased to offer its Grant Application Guide for prospective applicants. We aim to focus our resources to make lasting improvements in the health of Californians. Our mission — “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” — remains unchanged.
Since we adopted our strategic plan in 2002, we have clarified our focus on how to achieve the mission. First, every Californian must have access to quality health services. Second, our health care system must be culturally competent to respond to the diversity and demographic changes in our state. Third, we must eliminate the disparities in health and strengthen communities to become healthy places to live.
Based on these convictions, we have organized our work around three goals:
- Access to health;
- Culturally competent health systems; and
- Community health and the elimination of health disparities.