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The California Endowment, a private, statewide health foundation, provides primary core support to Boyle Heights Beat. 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.
USC Good Neighbor Campaign: Created in 1993, the USC Good Neighbor grant program provide financial support to university-community partnerships involving collaboration between USC faculty and staff and local nonprofit organizations that have a visible, positive impact on the neighborhoods surrounding the University Park and Health Sciences campuses. Supported partnerships strive to enhance educational opportunities, promote health and fitness, enhance public safety, and support economic development.