Addressing health and racial disparities requires a long-term commitment to working with and investing in communities

Sierra Health Foundation promotes health, racial equity and racial justice in communities in 26 Northern California counties, while The Center at Sierra Health Foundation works with local, state and national partners throughout the state. Learn about our programs below.

Sierra Health Foundation

Through our foundation programs, we provide nonprofit health and human service organizations meeting space for education and collaboration, strengthen the leadership
abilities of nonprofit health and human service managers and executives, and respond to health needs and concerns in urban and rural communities.

The Center: Community and Economic Development

We lead and advocate for emerging economic development projects in California by adding value to communities’ commitment to develop and implement inclusive economic growth strategies in underinvested neighborhoods.

The Center: Health Equity and Access

Our Health Equity and Access programs and initiatives are creating a California where every person has access to culturally responsive healthcare by ensuring health equity among populations disproportionately impacted by health disparities.

The Center: Healthy Youth Development

Our Healthy Youth Development team organizes resources to invest in change driven in partnership with California’s youth of color and their communities to shift power and align systems to center youth opportunity, health and well-being.

The Center: San Joaquin Valley Health Fund

Our San Joaquin Valley team ensures nonprofit partners and grassroots community leaders are supported through funding, technical assistance, training, networking and data to build capacity to advance health and racial equity and racial justice through community organizing, civic engagement, power building, narrative, and policy and systems change advocacy.

San Joaquin Valley Impact Investment Fund

The Fund and its partners are working to make the San Joaquin Valley a healthier place to live, work and prosper by investing in organizations and entrepreneurs whose activities promote community health and well-being for all.

Learn more about the San Joaquin Valley Impact Investment Fund (

The Center: Fiscal Sponsorships

The Center serves as a fiscal sponsor for programs that work to improve health and racial equity in California. In this role, The Center provides fiduciary oversight, financial management, human resources support and other administrative services to help build the capacity of organizations and help them fulfill their missions. The Center currently is a fiscal sponsor for the following programs:

Funding Opportunities

We publish grant funding opportunities on this website and in our monthly Partnerships electronic newsletter.

Visit our Funding Opportunities page.

Nonprofit Event Sponsorships

We accept requests from qualifying nonprofit organizations in our funding region for event sponsorships that are compatible with the foundation’s mission and programs.

Learn more about nonprofit event sponsorships.

Previous Programs and Initiatives

Please contact us if you would like information about our past programs.

  • brightSMILES Dental Partnership
  • Community Partnerships for Healthy Children
  • Grizzly Creek Ranch
  • Healthier U
  • Healthy Sacramento Coalition
  • Leadership Development for Racial Equity
  • Managed Care
  • Minority-Led Organization Capacity Building and Leadership Development Program
  • Nonprofit Innovation Center
  • Northern California AIDS Initiative
  • Office of Health Equity
  • Organizational Development
  • Prenatal Care Access Initiative
  • REACH Youth Program
  • Respite Partnership Collaborative
  • Sacramento Creating Community Solutions Network
  • Sacramento Region Health Care Partnership