Our Funders

The Center for Health Journalism Fellowships, Center for Health Journalism Digital, our webinar series and other initiatives at our USC Annenberg School of Journalism center depend on the support of foundations and individuals. Our donors believe in our mission and support the independence of our work and the diversity of viewpoints expressed in our content and programming. We are committed to transparency in every aspect of funding our organization and make public all donors who give $5,000 or more per year. 

Major Foundation Partners 

The California Endowment, a private, statewide health foundation, provides primary core support to our family of programs. The California Endowment was created in 1996 as a result of Blue Cross of California's creation of WellPoint Health Networks, a for-profit corporation. The California Endowment's mission is to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities, and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians. The California Endowment's multicultural approach to health is reinforced through investments made in local communities. Its work involves a dual focus: grant making and policy and advocacy. 
The Annie E. Casey Foundation, based in Baltimore, provides support for our National Health Journalism Fellowship and a related reporting grant, the Fund for Journalism on Child Well-Being. The foundation focuses its grantmaking on issues that negatively affect children: poverty, unnecessary disconnection from family and communities with limited access to opportunity.
Blue Shield of California Foundation works to improve the lives of all Californians, particularly the underserved, by making health care accessible, effective, and affordable, and by ending domestic violence. It provides support for our California Fellowship.
California Health Care Foundation provides support for our Center for Health Journalism Data Fellowship and for the Center for Health Journalism Collaborative. The foundation works to ensure that people have access to the care they need, when they need it, at a price they can afford. 

The California Wellness Foundation provides support for the Center for Health Journalism's Impact Fund. The mission of The California Wellness Foundation is to improve the health of the people of California by making grants for health promotion, wellness education and disease prevention. 

The Commonwealth Fund provides support for our Health Matters series of webinars and the Center for Health Journalism Inpact Fund for Reporting on Health Equity and Health Systems.” The Commonwealth Fund is a national, private foundation based in New York City that supports independent research on health care issues and makes grants to improve health care practice and policy. 

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation provides support for the Center for Health Journalism Data Fellowship. The foundation works to improve the quality of people's lives through grants supporting the performing arts, environmental conservation, medical research and child well-being.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), founded in 1930 as an independent, private foundation by breakfast cereal innovator and entrepreneur Will Keith Kellogg, is among the largest philanthropic foundations in the United States. Guided by the belief that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive, WKKF works with communities to create conditions for vulnerable children so they can realize their full potential in school, work and life. The Foundation provides support for the Center for Health Journalism's Journalism and Community Engagement for Healthy Equity Initiative and its National Fellowship. 

National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving the U.S. health care system by funding and conducting research and educational activities and by fostering dialogue between public and private stakeholders. It provides support for our Health Matters series of webinars.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is the nation’s largest philanthropy dedicated solely to health. It works to build a national "culture of health" by placing well-being at the center of every aspect of life. It provides support for our National Fellowship and a related reporting grant, the Fund for Journalism on Child Well-Being.

Other Donors and Special Funds

The Hunt Family generously supports the Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism, launched by friends and family of the late Dennis Hunt, co-founder of our programs, to honor his legacy.

The Internet Brands/WebMD Impact Fund, an initiative of the Social Impact Fund, supports the Kristy Hammam Fund for Health Journalism, launched to honor the memory of the late WebMD editor-in-chief and senior vice president.