Round 2 Grants

Nutritional and Health Outreach

  • California Project LEAN (Leaders Encouraging Activity & Nutrition) cosponsored by Public Health Institute and California Department of Health Services ($750,000) over two years to fund teams of youth and adult leaders to advocate for policies that increase access to healthy food at schools, after-school programs, and community markets.
  • California WIC Association ($749,187) over three years to convene an Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Forum to develop strategies to address the increasing number of California pre-schoolers who are overweight or at risk of being overweight and conduct research, policy analysis and advocacy to improve the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children.
  • Children’s Hospital and Health Center, The Teaching Kitchen Program($177,450) over one year to provide nutrition education and conduct a community-based research project to assess the availability of nutritious foods to residents of the City Heights Area of San Diego.
  • Children Now ($154,952) over two years to conduct research, policy analysis, outreach and advocacy to increase access to dental services for low income children in California.
  • Fresno County of Education, Powermid Program ($607,273) over three years to expand its Powermid Program involving classroom teaching, physical education, food service and after-school programs to help students make healthy nutrition and lifestyle choices.
  • Garden Project ($195,000) over one year to purchase vehicles (e.g., tractor, flat bed pick up truck, refrigerated cargo van) and other equipment to be used in its program employing former offenders to grow organic vegetables for distribution to low income residents in Hunters Point and Mission District of San Francisco.
  • Reach Out Project ($180,000) over eighteen months to conduct research, analysis and outreach to increase access for uninsured consumers to free and sliding scale care at hospitals in San Diego County.
  • University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Quick! Help for Meals Program ($142,027) over one year to provide customized nutrition education and recipes to low-income consumers who receive fresh vegetables from food pantries.
  • Vista Community Clinic—$713,579 over two years for prevention and treatment of nutrition-related conditions and diseases in low income, uninsured consumers in North San Diego County.

Professional Education

  • Health Care Education Foundation ($1,000,000) over three years for scholarships, loan repayments and leadership development training for health professional students and graduates who provide healthcare services in medically underserved areas in California.
  • Project Concern International, Community Health Worker Regional Development Center ($30,000) over two years for scholarships for Community Health Workers to attend the National Community Health Workers Conference and convene a meeting to share the information obtained among a broader group of Community Health Workers in San Diego.
  • UCSF Department of Family & Community Medicine ($1,000,000) for an endowment that will enable three faculty members to develop and teach new methods of delivering health services in low-income communities.
  • UCLA Department of Family Medicine ($1,000,000) for (1) an endowment dedicated to teaching nutrition, exercise, lifestyle health risk and complementary medicine to medical students and residents and (2) a four-year community-wide prevention and early intervention program serving a low-income, primarily Latino population in Los Angeles County.
  • University of San Francisco, School of Nursing ($800,000) to establish an endowed scholarship fund to provide assistance to the highest need nursing students enrolled in its Master Entry Option Program designed as a change-of-career, direct entry program for students with non-nursing baccalaureate or higher degrees.
  • Children’s Hospital and Health Center (Feeding Team) ($155,032) over two years to conduct sufficient evaluations and interventions to document and inform other health providers of the effectiveness of its multi-disciplinary approach to helping young children with feeding problems.

Food Safety & Quality

  • Pacific Egg & Poultry Association ($31,375) over three years to continue to educate producers and processors on reducing the risk from Salmonella Eneritidis and other illness-producing pathogens in eggs in California.