The California Wellness Foundation

Location: 6320 Canoga Ave Ste 1700, Woodland Hls, 91367 CA

EIN: 95-4292101

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Top descriptors for this funder

3"Gets" nonprofits and issues3Culturally sensitive3Likes site visits3Positive leader in the field2Builds relationships2Friendly2Gives more than money1Bureaucratic1Insightful1Openminded1Responsive1Risk taker

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The California Wellness Foundation

Feb 09, 2018

Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

They can be a great partner. They get nonprofits and the need for core support. Their funding priorities, while prioritizing health, understand the connection of health issues and other areas -- poverty, safety net, criminal justice, etc.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Risk taker, Culturally sensitive, Insightful, Friendly, Builds relationships, Likes site visits, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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Aug 16, 2017

Reviewer 316 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2014

They are not super interested in being contacted by phone - just go ahead and send an LOI for them to review. Another way to start building a relationship with their staff would be to present on panels or otherwise participate in conferences they are attending that cover issues in their program areas.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Culturally sensitive, Builds relationships, Likes site visits, "Gets" nonprofits and issues

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Aug 16, 2017

Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

They have a very top down approach. If you don't fit their model, you are not considered at all. It was impossible to get them to open their minds to work beyond what they are already doing.

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Aug 10, 2017

Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

It is best to talk with someone at the foundation first, if at all possible, to flesh our your ideas per what they are looking for, which can vary by grant period, depend on recent grants awarded, etc. They are open to these conversations. :)

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Positive leader in the field, Culturally sensitive, Friendly, Likes site visits, "Gets" nonprofits and issues

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Jul 19, 2017

Reviewer 297 - Grant Applicant - applied before 2014

Don't try to ask questions. They aren't very communicative. Go by the information that they publish.

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Jul 12, 2017

Reviewer 859 - Grant Applicant

It is difficult to connect to this organization. Try to talk with someone who has been funded to further understand the focus of their funding.

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Bureaucratic

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Jun 30, 2017

Reviewer 851 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

It's best to have someone with a personal relationship to the program officer, make initial contact.

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