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

Access our Knowledge Center.


Recent News

Youth and Community PopUps relaunch for Summer 2022!

July 28, 2022

Sierra Health Foundation and The Center have granted $127,500 to fund 23 Youth and Community PopUps partners for summer activities. Together, these community-based organizations will relaunch the successful Youth and Community PopUps program during the summer break — a time when youth are most vulnerable. Read the press release (.pdf).

Partnerships – June 2022

June 30, 2022

Read the June issue of Partnerships to get our latest news and program updates, learn about funding opportunities, meet our newest staff members, find employment opportunities and read about topics we’re following.

It’s past time for change

May 27, 2022

We are grieving for the Robb Elementary School families in Uvalde, Texas. Our hearts are still with those in Buffalo, New York, and those connected to the Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church in Southern California. Continue reading...