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The California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) is dedicated to advancing meaningful, measurable improvements in the way the health care delivery system provides care to the people of California, particularly those with low incomes and those whose needs are not well served by the status quo. We work to ensure that people have access to the care they need, when they need it, at a price they can afford.

CHCF informs policymakers and industry leaders, invests in ideas and innovations, and connects with changemakers to create a more responsive, patient-centered health care system.

CHCF funds projects that are aligned with its strategic goals; have relevance to California health care as outlined in these goals; and generally have implications beyond a single institution.

While unsolicited requests are accepted by the foundation, most of our grants are solicited or awarded through a competitive request for proposals.

Letters of Inquiry

Those who wish to submit an unsolicited request for funding can find instructions for submitting a letter of inquiry (LOI).


Submitting a Proposal

Read instructions for submitting a full proposal, download required forms, and learn about the review process.


Grantee Resources

Grantees can get the guidelines for narrative reports and financial reports, the CHCF stylesheet, and expense report forms.


Program-Related Investments

Grants, loans, and equity investments may be made to develop innovative health care devices, technologies, and services.


Frequently Asked Questions

This page provides answers to frequently asked questions about the application process or about reporting on current grants.


Grants Awarded

Grants awarded are grouped by quarter. Select a year and quarter to see detailed grant descriptions or search by a keyword or phrase. Unless otherwise noted, the term of a grant is one year or less.