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Grace Caliendo

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Grace Caliendo

President and Chief Executive Officer
John Muir Community Health Fund
health care philanthropy programs
health of uninsured and underserved families
access to health care
nonprofit health care organizations and public agencies


Grace Caliendo is president and chief executive officer of the John Muir Community Health Fund, a philanthropy program that awards $1 million annually in grants to community-based programs and strategic initiatives that aim to make an impact on challenges and circumstances that adversely affect the health of uninsured and underserved families, children and youth, seniors and other adults. The grants fund programs that enable these vulnerable populations to gain greater access to health care, mental health services, dental care, and related support services conducted by nonprofit organizations and public agencies.

1399 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite 36
Walnut Creek  California  94598
United States
Office Phone: 
(925) 941-3100
Office Fax: 
(925) 941-3108


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