Community Foundations


Partnership Profiles

Blue Cross Rural Health Initiative

The Fresno State Medical Education/Model Fresno Program provides funding to educate medical students about the healthcare needs and healthcare systems of the Central San Joaquin Valley. The goal is to enlighten these prospective physicians on the needs and opportunities in the area, and to encourage their return to the Valley for future practice.

San Joaquin Valley Clean Cities Coalition

Together, the Foundation and the San Joaquin Valley Clean Cities Coalition initiated the San Joaquin Valley Clean Air Corridor Project. The project creates three publicly accessible Liquid Natural Gas refueling stations on the Highway 99 corridor to reduce emissions, promote the use of alternative fuels and improve air quality for residents of the Central San Joaquin Valley.

California Endowment & League of
California Community Foundations

Communities across the Central Valley face critical health care issues magnified by cultural and socio-economic barriers to services. Collaborating for expanded impact, The Fresno Regional Foundation is partnering with The California Endowment and the League of California Community Foundations to address unmet health needs of underserved residents in our region. Each of these programs, developed in conjunction with community providers, has an efficient base in existing resources while bringing new services to Valley residents.

Asthma Education for Rural Latino Children
Community Medical Center and Adventist Health - Selma Community Hospital coordinates the Asthma Education and Management Program (AEMP). Providing outreach and education, the program aims to reduce the factors contributing to asthma and prevent the escalation of this debilitating condition among children of farm-working families.

Rural Dental Health and Hygiene
The Children's Oral Care Network (COCN), in conjunction with county agencies, schools and local dental professionals, provides the underserved children of Tulare County access to prevention services and educational materials through a mobile dental care program.

Southeast Asian Health Care Access
Stone Soup Fresno, in collaboration with Hmong community leaders and organizations, works to create culturally and linguistically appropriate education materials to address tuberculosis and prevent the spread of communicable diseases. In the process, the effort also increases understanding of western medical practices among Southeast Asian residents.