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Call for LOIs: Capacity-Building Collaboratives and Policy Coalition Development – California


California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) is pleased to announce the Call for Letters of Intent for Two Initiatives: Capacity-Building Collaboratives and Policy Coalition Development.

Donor Name: California Health Care Foundation (CHCF)

State: California

County: All Counties

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 01/20/2022

Grant Size: $200,000–$300,000

Grant Duration: 2 years


The California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) is an independent, nonprofit philanthropy dedicated to advancing meaningful, measurable improvements in the way the health care delivery system provides care to the people of California. They know that health care is a basic necessity and work hard to improve California’s health care system so it works for all Californians. Because Californians with low incomes experience the biggest health burden and face the greatest barriers to care, our priority is to make sure they can get the care they need.

CHCF seeks to continue its support of the CHW/P workforce in California. Specifically, the foundation is seeking interested applicants for either or both of the following two initiatives:

  • Capacity-Building Collaboratives. CHCF would like to expand the size and impact of the CHW/P workforce through four regional capacity-building collaboratives for health care providers, managed care plans, community-based organizations, CHW/P training entities, and other partners.
  • CHW/P Policy Coalition. CHCF aims to increase the capacity of CHW/Ps and the organizations that work closely with the CHW/P workforce to engage in policy and advocacy work with a shared agenda.

Funding Information

Approximately $200,000–$300,000 will be available for a total of two years of funding.

Eligibility Criteria

The foundation is open to responses from individual organizations as well as collaborations in which two or more organizations partner to collectively meet the requirements of this call for LOIs. For such collaborations, one organization will need to be identified to take a lead role and should respond to the request for LOIs on behalf of the collaborative. Ultimately, that applicant organization will be responsible for administering funds, managing and being accountable for project timelines and deliverables, and interacting with CHCF on grant logistics. In responding to the LOI questions, please be clear about the capabilities of the respective organizations.


CHCF is looking for lead organizations and networks with the following experience and capabilities.

  • An explicit organizational focus and corresponding infrastructure that supports activating other people and organizations around statewide policy and advocacy work in California.
  • An organizational history of successful statewide policy work.
  • Experience building a broad coalition that represents a wide range of perspectives.
  • Ability to articulate how the coalition intends to cultivate and support the participation of organizations that serve and are led by people of color in the coalition.
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of the CHW/P policy environment and the health and public health policy environment in California.
  • Strong facilitation and convening skills.
  • Commitment to developing a governance structure that supports the equitable representation of a diverse set of perspectives.
  • Commitment to developing an infrastructure that supports engagement with CHW/Ps themselves.
  • Ability to subgrant funds to partner entities (preferred but not required).

For more information, visit California Health Care Foundation.

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