Reducing health disparities
in California begins
with a strong vision

Sierra Health Foundation is a private philanthropy that forges new paths to promote health, racial equity and racial justice in partnership with communities, organizations and leaders.

We are committed to reducing health disparities through convening, educating and strategic grantmaking.

The Center at Sierra Health Foundation

The Center at Sierra Health Foundation

We founded The Center in 2012 to deepen our impact statewide, with a special focus on the San Joaquin Valley. The Center works to promote health, racial equity and racial justice in communities throughout California with local, state and national partners.

Learn more about The Center.

Every person in California should be able to live a healthy life. That’s the vision we stand by and the journey we are committed to.

Our Programs and Initiatives

Sierra Health Foundation promotes health, racial equity and racial justice in 26 Northern California counties, while The Center works with local, state and national partners throughout the state.

Learn about our programs and initiatives.


Conference and Education Center

We provide a venue for nonprofit organizations and public agencies to engage in education, training and collaboration in support of their efforts to improve the well-being of individuals and communities.

Learn about the program and apply for meeting space.


Knowledge Center

We are committed to learning from our partners and then sharing and using that knowledge to inform decisions and to accelerate change.

  • Evaluation and Learning
  • Partnerships newsletter
  • Publications
  • Speaker Series

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Recent News

Policy Brief: Pandemic Changes to Medi-Cal and Implications for California’s Immigrant Farmworkers

March 28, 2023

Pandemic changes to Medi-Cal made it easier for low-income Californians to stay enrolled and to access expanded services—improvements to care that may have helped immigrant farmworkers. The upcoming end of the public health emergency will reverse some of these changes, as advocates push to keep others permanent. Sierra Health Foundation supported the publication of this Public Policy Institute of California policy brief (

Partnerships – February-March 2023

March 24, 2023

Read the February-March issue of Partnerships to learn about new partners in our Community Economic Mobilization Initiative, check out the 2022 Elevate Youth California Annual Report, get information on events, meet our newest staff members and find employment opportunities.

Sierra Health Foundation invests in San Joaquin Valley and My Brother’s Keeper Sacramento

March 23, 2023

Sierra Health Foundation announced $700,000 in new grants to the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund and My Brother’s Keeper Sacramento collaborative. The Foundation seeded both programs through its nonprofit partner, The Center, to improve health in the San Joaquin Valley and among boys and men of color. The full amount will be regranted to community-based nonprofits through a collaborative investment strategy.

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