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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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, 2023

Read 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.

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Chet P. Hewitt Statement on Tyre Nichols

January 30, 2023

Chet P. Hewitt, president and CEO of Sierra Health Foundation and CEO of The Center, issued this statement after viewing the Memphis Police Department’s body camera footage that showed the deadly actions that took the life of Sacramento native Tyre Nichols:

“Tyre Nichols was a son of Sacramento. I’m sad and angry at the callous indifference I saw in the video of his murder. Still, I know that my grief pales in comparison to what his mother and family feel.

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Our Safety and Wellness are Inextricably Linked

January 24, 2023

There have been three mass shootings in three days in California. We grieve with the Asian American and Pacific Islander community of Monterey Park and the families whose loved ones were murdered or injured celebrating the Lunar New Year. Our hearts are with the farmworkers in Half Moon Bay who lost neighbors. Our condolences are with the many injured in Oakland and the family of the young man who died. Continue reading...

Partnerships – December 2022

December 16, 2022

Read the December issue of Partnerships for inspiration from our senior managers as they look ahead to 2023, learn about a new funding opportunity, get program updates, meet our newest staff members and find employment opportunities.

Sierra Health Foundation joins California funders to support Guaranteed Income Pooled Fund

December 16, 2022

Governor Gavin Newsom announced the launch of the Guaranteed Income Pooled Fund, a philanthropic endeavor to help organizations fund their Guaranteed Income Pilot Programs by helping pilot projects unlock more than $25 million in grants from the state. The Pooled Fund will support select state-funded guaranteed income pilot projects in need of additional resources to launch, sustain or enhance their pilot. Read the full announcement at Gov.Ca.Gov.

Funding opportunity: Community Economic Mobilization Initiative (CEMI)

December 15, 2022

A new Community Economic Mobilization Initiative (CEMI) funding opportunity is open to all organizations that meet eligibility criteria and requirements. Proposals are due Jan. 20 at 5 p.m. Learn more and access the request for proposals on the CEMI page.

Sierra Health Foundation invests $1 million in Community Resilience in California

December 14, 2022

Today, Sierra Health Foundation announced its investment of $1 million across 13 California organizations. The awards span the Foundation’s core priority areas: Children, Youth and Families; Economic Stability and Opportunity; Land, Water and Climate Equity; and Policy and Systems Change. These strategies focus on moving from recovery to resilience in communities that experience continuous public and private underinvestment. Continue reading...

Partnerships – October-November 2022

November 22, 2022

Read the October-November issue of Partnerships to learn about our new grantee partners, get program updates, learn about a new funding opportunity, meet our newest staff members and find employment opportunities.