Partners

The California Endowment makes multiple grants in Richmond with the purpose of supporting Healthy Richmond and forwarding strategies identified in the logic model.

Learn more about the partner’s funder in each strategy below. To learn about HR outcomes and strategies, see our Logic Model Narrative »

Learn more about The California Endowment grant-making process »

Healthy Richmond Partners

As designed by The California Endowment (TCE), the Hub is only one part of the implementation strategy. In addition to supporting the hub’s development and ongoing role, TCE makes multiple grants in Healthy Richmond with the purpose of moving the strategies identified in the plan forward. Our TCE Program Manager, Diane Aranda, identifies strategic opportunities and invites grant proposals for consideration.  As part of this process, she will talk with local leaders to better understand the local landscape and will seek to build upon existing efforts that have the greatest potential to achieve the kind of changes sought in the Healthy Richmond Plan.

Access to Quality Health Care

Ensuring Safety in Our Homes and Communities

Creating Vibrant Schools & Neighborhoods that Promote Health and Success

Supporting Healthy Economic Revitalization

All Outcomes/Cross-Cutting Initiatives


Access to Qualify Health Care

ACCE Institute

ACCE is responsible for developing a base of resident leaders advocating for improved access to quality preventive health care and other community health improvements in Richmond and other parts of West Contra Costa County.
Website Link: www.acceinstitute.org

California School Health Centers

The California School Health Centers Association (CSHC) supports the coordination and expansion of six comprehensive school-based health centers (SBHCs) in West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) high schools.  We work with agency leads and WCCUSD to improve the operation and sustainability of the six SBHCs, increasing their ability to impact the health and success of the students they serve. The SBHCs provide health education, behavioral health, medical, reproductive health, and youth leadership programming. The SBHCs place a strong emphasis on prevention, and in many cases, serve as health homes for their clients. The SBHCs offer a unique opportunity to link health care providers with mental health counselors, health educators, teachers and after-school programs to provide a level of service that truly responds to student and community needs.
Website Link: www.schoolhealthcenters.org

Community Clinic Consortium

Growing Leaders for a Healthy Richmond project was a pilot health promoter program developed to increase awareness and access to health resources for families in Richmond and West Contra Costa County.
Website Link: www.clinicconsortium.org

Lifelong Medical Care

The Consortium and Brookside-Lifelong will partner with the community in order to provide further trainings on the Affordable Care Act and public insurance options. Trained Health Promoters will play a key role in comprehensive outreach and enrollment in West County. Health Promoters will participate in a full year of outreach events. Events include healthy cooking classes, outreach and education about services provided at Brookside-Lifelong, and participation in the Richmond Health in All Policies work to improve health outcomes in the Richmond Catchment Area.
Website Link: www.lifelongmedical.org

Reach Fellowship Inc.

In the Spring of 2012, The California Endowment provided a grant to Reach Fellowship’s Health and Wellness Department to collect valuable data on North Richmond’s health disparity amongst its residence. Within a span of 2 months, Reach was able to survey over 100 residences and found that over 50 percent of the residence surveyed, had hypertension, 40 percent were diabetic and 20 percent were asthmatic.  Seventy percent were smokers and 30 percent were overweight.  It has been because of these findings that Reach has begun a health and wellness outreach where we provide BP screenings to some of the food give-away and exercise programs in North Richmond.
Website Link: www.reachfi.org


Ensuring Safety in Our Homes and Communities

Bay Area Peacekeepers Inc.

The Youth Leadership for Community Health and Safety improves the health and safety of boys and young men of color through partnerships that foster youth and adult leadership, skill-building and comprehensive supports for middle and high school students in Richmond.
Website Link: www.bayareapeacekeepers.org

Catholic Charities of the East Bay

The Restorative Practices for Schools project seeks to transform the ways in which we respond to behavior and value relationships as a means of improving the life and educational outcomes of our children and youth.  This project works with Richmond and West Contra Costa Unified School District schools to empower schools to shift from punitive disciplinary processes that disconnect students from their school community (suspensions, expulsions) and fuel the school to prison pipeline, and instead adopt alternative strategies that promote personal accountability, social/emotional learning and school connectedness and engagement.  In Academic Year 2012-13, this project provided restorative practices training, technical assistance and on-site coaching services to 9 WCCUSD schools including Richmond High, DeAnza High, DeJean Middle School, Ford Elementary and North Campus Alternative High School.
Website Link: www.cceb.org

Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organizing (CCISCO)

The Healthy Communities Leadership Initiative objective is to build a more robust resident leadership pipeline to advance strategies for creating healthy neighborhood environments and a culture of peace and safety in Richmond.

Invest in People Not Prisons:  A campaign to build out successful strategy for investment in service, employment and housing to provide pathways to healing and self-sufficiency for Richmond residents returning home from incarceration.

Lifelines to Healing Campaign:  Builds on successful strategy to reduce gun violence and homicides and increase community capacity to provide opportunity for those most at risk of gun violence.

Safe Return Project: Strengthens the capacity of formerly incarcerated individuals to improve community health and safety by researching and taking action on the challenges facing residents coming home from incarceration in Contra Costa County.
Website Link: www.ccisco.org

Dovetail Learning

Dovetail Learning’s The Toolbox Project for Social and Emotional Well-being supports the implementation of a practice that gives young children, families and the broader school community a shared approach for building resilience, self-mastery and empathy for others in order to create safe and restorative elementary schools in Richmond.
Website Link: www.dovetaillearning.org

East Bay Center for the Performing Arts

The Promoting Community Health, Peace and Justice in the Triangle Project engages young people, their families and the broader community in efforts to better serve and support youth as agents of change for improving community health and safety in Richmond.
Website Link: www.eastbaycenter.org

Intertribal Friendship House

Elevating Native Voices on Health supports the Native community to advance peace promotion, youth development and community healing strategies in Richmond and East Oakland.
Website Link: www.ifhurbanrez.org

Omega Boys Club of San Francisco

The Omega Boys Club provide violence prevention Alive & Free classes for youth and Alive & Free methodology training for service providers, law enforcement, city agencies, community members and other entities that work with youth or in a violence prevention capacity.
Website Link: obc@street-soldiers.org  

Reentry Solutions Group

A place-based community education and organizing project initiated in early 2011, the mission of the Reentry Solutions Group (RSG) is to help create a peaceful, safe, supportive, and just West Contra Costa County by organizing, educating, and mobilizing our community to prevent and heal the harms related to crime and incarceration. In doing this work, we recognize and value all members of our community, including those who are involved in the criminal justice system, victims and families. RSG conducts a monthly, open-to-all public meeting to foster deeper understanding of restorative justice, alternatives to incarceration, and opportunities to advocate for changes in the public sector in Contra Costa County.Working with community partners, we staged a months-long, multi-modal campaign to reject a jail expansion plan proposed by the Sheriff’s department for funding through AB 109. Contra Costa was the only county in California to successfully resist an AB 109-funded jail expansion. In addition, through community organizing and advocacy, we successfully persuaded the county to award $5 million in AB 109 funds as grants to support community-based alternatives to incarceration. These efforts help advance our community’s development as a safe, just, and compassionate place for all. Website Link: ReentrySolutionsGroup.org 

Richmond Community Foundation/City of Richmond

Operation Peacemaker is a fellowship program designed to give identified gun offenders the skills and opportunities needed to contribute to community safety, health and well-being in the greater Richmond area.

RYSE Center

Richmond Youth Organizing Network – Building Youth Advocacy for Community Health addresses neighborhood and school health issues by ensuring that young people serve as key stakeholders and decision makers on issues and policies impacting their health and well-being in Richmond. The Restorative Youth Justice for Healing and Health project supports the development of a community wide model of support, response, and recovery for youth impacted by violence in Richmond.
Website Links: www.rysecenter.org

West County Family Justice Center

The West Contra Costa Family Justice Center (WCCFJC) is a collaborative, co-located multi-service center for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse, stalking, and human trafficking.  Particularly in an environment of shrinking resources and economic hardship, integration and co-location of services is an efficient way to maximize existing resources.  The WCCFJC is a simple yet powerful model that draws on existing personnel from criminal justice agencies, civil legal, advocacy, other relevant government departments, and non-profit organizations that are already providing high quality services to victims of violence and abuse.  One of the biggest accomplishments of the WCCFJC project are the relationships that have been strengthened, increased coordination, and increased communication that comes with co-location and ultimately supports the increased safety and healing for victims of violence and their families. Website Link; http://www.familyjusticeinitiative.com/cfji-sites/phase-i-sites/west-contra-costa-county-fjc.html

Youth Speaks/RAW Talent

The Promoting Health and Healing through the Arts project supports the production of a spoken word and theater piece by young artists that highlights community health concerns and promotes healing and social change in Richmond.


Creating Vibrant Schools & Neighborhoods that Promote Health and Success

Bay Area Community Resources

The Healthy School Environments project supports activities that build a greater understanding and support for community schools as a way to improve health outcomes for children, youth and families in West Contra Costa County.
Website Link: www.bacr.org

City of Richmond

In March of 2012, the Richmond Health Equity Partnership (RHEP) formed as a partnership between the City of Richmond, Contra Costa Health Services, West Contra Costa Unified School District, UC Berkley Associate Professor Jason Corburn,  The California Endowment, and local community based organizations. RHEP is working to implement the Community Health and Wellness Element (CHWE) of the Richmond General Plan 2030 and build key institutional partnerships with the goal of cross-sector collaboration to advance equity.  The partnership will advance health equity for children and families through the development of strategies to support Health in All Policies (HiAP), Full-Service Community Schools (FSCS) and Health Equity Data, Training and Report Card.
Website Links:
City of Richmond: http://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/
City of Richmond Health Initiatives: http://www.richmondhealth.org
City of Richmond Environmental Initiatives: http://www.richmondenvironment.org

Contra Costa Child Care Council/ Healthy and Active Before Five

Healthy and Active Before 5 (HAB45) is a collaborative project in Contra Costa County. Our goal is to prevent obesity in kid’s age 0-5, by building partnerships and environments for healthy eating and active play.
Website Link: http://www.healthyandactivebefore5.org

Pogo Park

Pogo Park transforms broken and unused city parks into safe, healthy and magical public spaces for children to play and for the community to gather. To ensure that our parks reflect the hopes and dreams of the community, Pogo Park hires, trains, and empowers local residents living in inner-city neighborhoods (many of whom are unemployed, idle, and marginalized) to be full participants in the design and build process.  We compliment the physical transformation of these parks with on-site staffing, activities, and resources for children such as after-school tutoring, chess club, and arts and crafts.  Through enriched children’s play and close partnership with the community, Pogo Park sparks and fosters the healthy development of local children and residents alike.
Website Link: www.pogopark.org

Richmond Community Foundation

Richmond Community Foundation: Contra Costa Farm 2 Table supports the expansion of a community-supported agriculture initiative that improves access to locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables for families in Richmond and other parts of Contra Costa County.
Website Link: www.richmondcf.org

Richmond Friends of Recreation

The Richmond Friends of Recreation Capacity Building for a Healthy and Safe Community Projects goal is to provide capacity-building support to residents and stakeholders in the design and development of a park that will provide recreational space that encourages healthy behaviors for residents in Richmond.
Website Link: http://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/index.aspx?nid=423

The Latina Center

The Latina Center supports and trains Latina leaders and girls as leaders working to create community change by improving safety and other conditions impacting families, neighborhoods and schools.

YMCA/Building Blocks for Kids Collaborative

The Not About Me Without Me project supports a multilingual, multicultural and multigenerational approach to developing resident leaders working to improve community health and safety for children living in the Iron Triangle neighborhood of Richmond.
Website Link: www.bbk-richmond.org

Urban Tilth

The Summer Youth Apprentice Program is a youth development program that teaches, trains, and employs young people in an intensive agriculture and community service in Richmond
Website Link: www.urbantilth.org


Outcome 8: Community Health Improvements Are Linked to Economic Development

Asian Pacific Environmental Network

The Building Healthy Asian Pacific American Communities project supports low-income, immigrant and refugee communities to actively participate in creating environmentally sustainable and healthy community for all Richmond residents.
Website Link: www.apen4ej.org

Bay Area Legal Aid

Community Health Advocacy Project for “Culture of Coverage” activities that aim to enroll eligible individuals and families in available public benefit programs.
Website Link: www.baylegal.org

Solar Richmond

Brighter Futures for Young Men of Color through Restorative Health project will develop a trauma –informed workforce pathway that addresses the unique health barriers to academic and career success for young men of color in Richmond.
The Social Enterprise Model for Health and Healing program will support the development of a social enterprise that will address health-related barriers to employment and improve the health, wellness and economic self sufficiency of program participants in Richmond.
Website Link: www.solarrichmond.org

Urban Habitat

The East Bay Corridor Leadership Institute project supports the development of a progressive network of leaders from East Oakland and Richmond who are prepared and supported to advance health-promoting policies benefitting low income communities and communities of color in the East Bay region.

The Improving Health through Equitable Development project supports the greater inclusion of low-income communities and communities of color in developing and implementing development policies that improve health in Richmond.
Website Link: www.urbanhabitat.org


All Outcomes/Cross-Cutting Initiatives

Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organizing (CCISCO)

The Healthy Communities Leadership Initiative objective is to build a more robust resident leadership pipeline to advance strategies for creating healthy neighborhood environments and a culture of peace and safety in Richmond.
Website Link: www.ccisco.org

City of Richmond

In March of 2012, the Richmond Health Equity Partnership (RHEP) formed as a partnership between the City of Richmond, Contra Costa Health Services, West Contra Costa Unified School District, UC Berkley Associate Professor Jason Corburn,  The California Endowment, and local community based organizations. RHEP is working to implement the Community Health and Wellness Element (CHWE) of the Richmond General Plan 2030 and build key institutional partnerships with the goal of cross-sector collaboration to advance equity.  The partnership will advance health equity for children and families through the development of strategies to support Health in All Policies (HiAP), Full-Service Community Schools (FSCS) and Health Equity Data, Training and Report Card.
Website Links:
City of Richmond: http://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/
City of Richmond Health Initiatives: http://www.richmondhealth.org
City of Richmond Environmental Initiatives: http://www.richmondenvironment.org

CompassPoint

Next Generation Leadership Program – NGLC: Building capacity of next generation leaders of color within nonprofit health human service and social justice organizations through a multicultural framework that taps into participant experiences as emerging leaders of color. Through NGLC, nonprofit leaders strengthen their abilities to manage and lead impactful organizations and contribute to the collective impact of residents, schools and others. The program’s unique focus on the intersection of management acumen, leadership development, and multiculturalism provides leaders of color with the personal confidence, leadership competence, and senior level management skills that are critical for them to thrive in challenging environments and prepare for their next phase of organizational and community leadership. NGLC participants report each year that they have grown in their abilities to manage personnel and finance in ways that are authentic to their social and cultural backgrounds while becoming more steeped in practices that recognize and value differences. This project supports the participation of 12 applicants who are staff working in nonprofits involved with the Healthy Richmond and Healthy East Oakland hubs.
Website Link: www.compasspoint.org

Bay Area Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) has effectively designed, facilitated, and managed meetings of the Hub Steering Committee and with diverse groups of community members. We are responsible for the review and annual update of the strategic plan, and we provide oversight of the development of the program evaluation plan in partnership with TCE evaluators. LISC’s commitment to the Richmond and long-term goal of advancing the community’s capacity to improve the community’s health is further exemplified by our dedication to the success of the Healthy Richmond Hub. We recognize this is a collaborative effort, and that our success merely mirrors the efforts and tenacity of the many community partners, residents, agencies, city officials and business members we work with in the community.
Website Link: www.bayarealisc.org

Pacific News Service/New America Media/Richmond Pulse

Richmond Pulse is a youth led, community news outlet for the City of Richmond, Ca. Our  focus is on health issues, community news, youth voice and positive stories about Richmond and its residents.
Website Link: www.richmondpulse.org

Richmond Community Foundation

2013 Summer Youth Opportunities Mini-Grants for a Healthy Richmond  provides small grants that encourage positive youth development and promote health and physical activity for children and youth in Richmond.

RYSE Center

Richmond Youth Organizing Network – Building Youth Advocacy for Community Health: To address neighborhood and school health issues by ensuring that young people serve as key stakeholders and decision makers on issues and policies impacting their health and well-being in Richmond.
Website Links: www.rysecenter.org