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
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.
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.
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.
We are committed to learning from our partners and then sharing and using that knowledge to inform decisions and to accelerate change.
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Chet P. Hewitt honored as Most Admired CEO
March 21, 2023
The Sacramento Business Journal honored Chet P. Hewitt as one of the region's Most Admired CEOs in the nonprofit category. Chet serves as President and CEO of Sierra Health Foundation and CEO of The Center. Each year, the publication honors outstanding chief executives in the Sacramento metropolitan area leading for-profit and nonprofit organizations.
Photo: Chet with Kaying Hang, President of The Center and Senior Vice President of Programs and Partnerships for Sierra Health Foundation.
Partnerships – January 2023
January 31, 2023Read the January issue of Partnerships for a new year video message from Chet P. Hewitt, read our recent statements in response to violence, learn about a new funding opportunity, get program updates, meet our newest staff members and find employment opportunities.
Happy new year!
January 31, 2023
This year, the Sierra Health Foundation and The Center are focused on ensuring that community-based nonprofits and underserved communities have the assistance they need to participate in and benefit from recovery-focused initiatives. We are honored to take up this charge.
One month into 2023 and it’s clear that public investments are shifting from responding to the COVID-19 pandemic to recovering from it. The shift will happen simultaneously at the local, state and national levels. The impending funding reductions across a broad array of public services will significantly impact the health and well-being of communities across California.Continue reading...