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
  • Podcasts
  • Publications
  • Speaker Series

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Recent News

Rural Matters podcast features San Joaquin Valley partners

September 12, 2022

Kaying Hang, our Senior Vice President of Programs and Partnerships, and three of our San Joaquin Valley partners joined the Rural Matters podcast earlier this month, uplifting their work and partnerships forged through the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund and Impact Investment Fund. The episode is now available at

Chet P. Hewitt named chair of Public Policy Institute of California Board of Directors

September 7, 2022

Public Policy Institute of California President and CEO Mark Baldassare today announced Chet P. Hewitt’s term as the Institute’s board chair. “Chet’s distinguished record of public service and deep knowledge of the forces shaping our state make him an ideal leader for PPIC at this critical time,” Baldassare said. Read more on the PPIC website.

Partnerships – July-August 2022

August 31, 2022

Read the July-August issue of Partnerships to get news and program updates, learn about a new funding opportunity, meet our newest staff members, find employment opportunities and read articles we’re following.