California Endowment was funded with $935 million in cash last year by WellPoint Health Networks as part of the charitable obligation created when Blue Cross of California spun off for-profit WellPoint in 1993. The foundation has disbursed $16.1 million in grants this year, $4.6 million of which was earmarked for programs dealing with welfare reform.
African-American Community Entrustment, San Francisco
A $215,000, 11/2-year grant to help develop community health initiatives.
Agenda/Los Angeles Metropolitan Alliance
A $120,000, one-year grant to fund job development and training for Los Angeles County welfare recipients.
Antelope Valley Domestic Violence Council, Lancaster
A $258,580, one-year grant to reduce domestic violence.
Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center, San Francisco
A $128,000, one-year grant to provide AIDS education for Asians and Pacific Islanders.
Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council, Los Angeles
A $300,000, one-year grant to provide healthcare services to legal immigrants.
Asian Youth Conference, San Jose
A $74,957, one-year grant to reduce violence among Asians and Pacific Islanders.
Burn Institute, San Diego
A $52,786, one-year grant to support burn prevention programs.
California Black Health Network, San Diego
A $364,800, three-year grant to support healthcare access for African-Americans statewide.
California Council of Churches, Sacramento
A $75,000, one-year grant to support individuals transitioning from welfare to work.
California Healthy Cities and Communities, Sacramento
A $349,000, one-year grant to assist communities statewide in improving healthcare access.
California Indian Legal Services, Oakland
A $200,000, one-year grant to support the California Indian Legal Services welfare reform project.
California Latino Civil Rights Network, Fresno
A $127,317, six-month grant to support immigrant populations in accessing healthcare.
California Rural Citizenship Campaign, Sacramento
A $75,000, one-year grant to support immigrant populations in accessing healthcare.
California Welfare Reform Policy Advocacy Consortium, San Francisco
A $125,000, one-year grant to promote access to healthcare and other services for low-income populations.
Catholic Charities, San Diego
An $84,000, one-year grant to assist the elderly and disabled affected by welfare reform.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Fresno
A $100,000, one-year grant to aid those affected by welfare reform.
Center for Collaborative Planning, Sacramento
A $135,147, nine-month grant to improve the health of low-income women.
Central Coast HIV Prevention Network, Hollister
A $694,739, two-year grant to fund AIDS prevention programs.
Child Care Law Center, San Francisco
A $75,000, one-year grant to aid parents affected by welfare reform.
Children's Planning Council, Los Angeles
A $310,000, two-year grant to improve healthcare for children.
City and County of San Francisco
A $109,538, one-year grant to support elderly and disabled residents.
Coachella Valley Welfare Reform Coalition
An $80,000, one-year grant to preserve access to health services in Riverside County.
Community Health Services, San Diego
A $250,000, one-year grant to assess the impact of welfare reform on Medi-Cal beneficiaries and establish a Medi-Cal education program to provide outreach and educational programs for providers and beneficiaries.
Coordinated School Health Program, Torrance
A $198,924, two-year grant to support the extension of physical education programs for low-income elementary school children.
County Medical Services Governing Board, Sacramento
A $300,000, one-year grant to assess in 34 counties the impact of welfare reform on County Medical Services and develop local and systemwide plans to ensure access to care for the medically indigent in rural and semi-rural areas.
Delinquency Prevention Consortium of Los Angeles County, Lynwood
A $296,554, one-year grant to support the collaboration of nine community-based organizations to establish a comprehensive violence prevention program in Downey, Lynwood, Paramount and South Gate.
Economic Opportunity Commission of San Luis Obispo County
A $49,554, nine-month grant for a welfare reform community action project.
El Concillo del Condado de Ventura, Oxnard
A $65,000, one-year grant to promote community involvement in welfare reform implementation and provide naturalization assistance to Ventura County's low-income immigrant population.
Friends of McKinley, Los Angeles
A $20,000, one-year grant to support a childhood lead-poisoning prevention project through community outreach.
Greater Golden Hill, San Diego
A $150,000, two-year grant to support the Health Careers Academy in providing training for low-income residents.
Health and Faith Coalition, Queen of Angels-Hollywood Presbyterian Foundation, Los Angeles
A $200,000, one-year grant to provide health education and prevention programs to underserved and uninsured populations through local churches.
Health Care Consortium of Central Los Angeles
A $190,000, one-year grant to expand community health worker outreach in schools.
Hispanics Organized for Political Equality, Los Angeles
A $50,000, 15-month grant to support the development of a Latina health advocates training program.
Human Services Association, Santa Barbara
A $75,000, one-year grant to provide effective welfare reform information to low-income communities and social-service providers.
Human Services Network, Los Angeles
A $96,500, eight-month grant to improve access to healthcare for vulnerable populations in Los Angeles County.
Immigrant Welfare Collaborative, National Immigration Law Center, Los Angeles
A $658,938, one-year grant to train not-for-profit agencies and service providers focused on welfare issues facing immigrant communities.
Indian Dispute Resolution Services, Sacramento
A $550,333, two-year grant to support the American Indian Leadership Development and Violence Prevention Project.
Institute for Community Collaborative Studies, California State University Monterey Bay, Seaside
A $125,166, one-year grant to support welfare reform implementation in California's Central Coast communities.
International Health Programs, San Diego
An $83,865, one-year grant to support the efforts of reducing HIV/AIDS transmission among transborder youths.
Kings Community Action Organization, Hanford
A $150,000, one-year grant to support the San Joaquin Valley Regional Consortium Welfare-to-Work Regional Planning Project.
Laguna Shanti, Laguna Beach
An $817,700, three-year grant to help develop and implement HIV healthcare and support services in Orange County.
Los Angeles Coalition to End Hunger and Homelessness
A $75,000, three-month grant to aid in welfare reform transitioning and fund the reprinting of the brochure "How to Get Food and Money" in several languages.
Los Angeles Non-Profit Policy Council
A $30,000, eight-month grant to strengthen the not-for-profit sector response to welfare reform.
Los Angeles Urban Funders
A $1 million, five-year grant to fund planning and decisionmaking efforts in the support of three low-income communities.
Lutheran Social Services, Sacramento
A $166,211, two-year grant to support emergency food programs.
Mama's Kitchen, San Diego
A $53,000, one-year grant to support an HIV/AIDS nutrition program.
Mothernet L.A., Compton
A $177,866, one-year grant to support the development of home visit programs for low-income expectant and new mothers.
Northern California Citizenship Project, San Francisco
A $300,000, one-year grant to support an 11-county naturalization project to prevent permanent legal residents from losing access to food stamps.
North Valley Parent Education Network, Chico
A $57,350, nine-month grant to support intervention programs to reduce child abuse and neglect.
Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Health Alliance, Santa Ana
A $76,000, one-year grant to address the impact of welfare reform in Asian and Pacific Islander communities.
Orange County Citizens for the Prevention of Gun Violence, Mission Viejo
A $50,000, two-year grant to reduce and prevent gun violence.
Parent Resource Center, Modesto
An $87,829, one-year grant to support and expand parenting education in Stanislaus County.
Partnership for Responsible Public Policy, Santa Ana
A $98,545, six-month grant to help social-service agencies in Orange County develop comprehensive welfare reform programs.
Petaluma People's Service Center
A $423,657, three-year grant to support the physical and emotional health needs of at-risk youth and families.
Pittsburg Pre-School Coordinating Council
A $125,000, one-year grant to support health education programs for African-American families in Contra Costa County.
Public Counsel, Los Angeles
A $55,000, one-year grant to strengthen pro bono legal services.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northern California, Sacramento
A $500,000, one-year grant to provide affordable accommodations for families of hospitalized children.
Rural Community Assistance Corp., Sacramento
A $145,000, 11/2-year grant to support the protection and provision of safe drinking water in rural California.
Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos
A $99,500, one-year grant to support a violence prevention project to reduce involvement in gangs.
Santa Cruz County Human Resources Agency
A $156,000, one-year grant to support the development of family resource centers.
Shasta County Adult Multi-Disciplinary Team Senior Legal Center
A $67,000, one-year grant to support eldercare.
Shelter from the Storm, Palm Desert
A $79,292, one-year grant to support domestic violence case management.
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits, Nonprofit Development Center
A $150,000, one-year grant to support not-for-profit agencies and organizations in Santa Clara County.
Social Action Community Health Systems, San Bernardino
A $394,717, one-year grant to support the San Bernardino Community Health Planning Project to reduce the fragmentation of health services.
Southern Alliance for Environmental Health Urban Habitat, San Francisco
A $201,869, two-year grant to track and reduce environmental health hazards.
Stanislaus Community AIDS Project, Modesto
A $62,224, two-year grant to support low-income individuals with HIV/AIDS.
State Center Community College Foundation, Fresno
A $211,048, one-year grant to fund the purchase of health-related instructional equipment for Fresno Community College.
Surprise Valley Health Care District, Cedarville
An $83,800, one-year grant to buy a four-wheel drive ambulance for service in remote areas of Northern California.
United Cambodian Community, Long Beach
A $164,301, one-year grant to provide culturally appropriate education programs to prevent child neglect among Southeast Asian families.
United Indian Health Services, Trinidad Head
A $787,702, three-year grant to promote diabetes prevention at facilities serving Native Americans.
United Way of the Bay Area, San Francisco
A $175,000, one-year grant to support public and private efforts in transitioning individuals from welfare to work.
University of California Los Angeles Center for Health Policy Research, UCLA School of Public Health
A $753,951, three-year grant to support community organizations promoting healthier communities.
University of California San Francisco Medical Effectiveness Research Center
A $97,750, one-year grant to conduct needs assessment and provide education to communities statewide suffering from a disproportionate share of illness and exposure due to environmental hazards.
Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice of Northern California
A $58,475, two-year grant to support the expansion of a toll-free Northern California flu prevention hotline.
Western Center of Law and Poverty, Los Angeles
A $300,000, one-year grant to provide information on welfare reform to community-based organizations and advocates statewide.
Women's Transitional Living Centers, Orange
A $100,000, two-year grant to support domestic violence prevention and intervention services in Orange County.