We work to advance health and wellness for the most vulnerable in San Diego and Imperial counties through collaborative funding, convening and advocacy.
We believe wellness is a state of complete physical, mental, spiritual, economic and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Society, community, neighborhood and family are collectively responsible for creating an environment of health and wellness. Wellness is personal and is not the same for everyone. Individuals need information and support to make positive choices for a more successful existence.
We currently operate a portfolio of five programs:
i2 Innovation Initiative—also referred to as “venture philanthropy”—based on the thesis that innovation capital (often high risk, high reward) is needed to transform the current paradigm (high cost and poor outcomes) and improve quality, increase capacity and reduce costs;
Mission Support—based on the belief that trusting those closest to our constituents and providing core operating support for great organizations will best advance our mission;
Responsive Funding—based on the belief that it is important to be responsive to time-sensitive community needs and opportunities;
InvestUp—based on the belief that it is important to actively and strategically be looking for ways to meaningfully advance our mission and it is worth spending some or all of our corpus—beyond the earnings off of our endowment—if we can substantively, sustainably and positively change the dynamics, and
Impact Investments—based on the thesis that we can activate our investment portfolio to achieve more positive impact.
The primary mission of the Annie E. Casey Foundation is to foster public policies, human-service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today’s vulnerable children and families. In pursuit of this goal, the Foundation makes grants that help states, cities, and neighborhoods fashion more innovative, cost-effective responses to these needs.
Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life.
The Bush Foundation invests in great ideas and the people who power them. We encourage people and communities to think bigger and think differently about what is possible across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and the 23 Native nations.Through our Community Innovation and Leadership programs, we invest in individuals and organizations working on issues that are important to their communities.We have three special focus areas - Native Nations, Education and Community Creativity - through which we build deep partnerships with individuals and organizations to advance specific goals for the region we serve.Established in 1953 by 3M executive Archibald Bush and his wife, Edyth, the Foundation has invested nearly $1 billion in more than 2,300 Fellows and Native Nation Rebuilders, and 1,700 grantees.
Mission: To inspire and support creative problem solving – within and across sectors – to make our region better for everyone.
The California Endowment is a private, statewide health foundation with a mission to build a stronger state by expanding access to affordable, quality health care to underserved communities and improving the overall health of all Californians.
We identify the country’s best charter schools, fund their expansion, and help to increase their impact. We’re driven by a conviction that all children deserve great public schools in their communities.