We are honored that our work has been lauded in a number of arenas.
Best Public Awareness Campaign in the Category of Health & Safety (2018) The California Endowment, Univision and a host of partners received the Award for the Best Public Awareness Campaign in the category of Health & Safety on May 22, 2018 at the Social Good Awards at the Yale Club in New York City. This national award went to ‘Salud, Yes Please’ a comedic mini-documentary about Obamacare that was produced along with our partners Univision, Dolores Huerta, Faith in the Valley and numerous other community-based grantees. ‘Salud, Yes Please’ is a wonderfully creative example of the effectiveness of bold and unconventional approaches to expanding the audience by reaching the hard-to-reach and building the power of numbers.
Organization of the Year (2016)
The California Endowment was recognized by PR News at their first “Diversity in PR Awards” for our communications work advancing diversity in California, and was specifically recognized for our #DoTheMath and #Health4All campaigns. PR News also commended The Endowment for the influence their campaigns have had throughout the U.S., with a number of their campaigns being adapted by other foundations and health departments throughout the nation from Oregon to Florida.
Award for Large Private Foundation (2014)
The watchdog group, The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, honored us for our effort to ensure the successful implementation of the Affordable Care Act in California.
Institutional Award for Philanthropic Leadership (2014)
The Association of Black Foundation Executives recognized us for significant efforts and contributions as a means for social change in Black communities.
Bravo Award (2014)
The Hispanic Public Relations Association recognized The Endowment’s #Health4All public education campaign with one of its highest honors.
Social Good Honorable Mention (2014)
PR News recognized The Endowment’s #Health4All public education campaign in the category of campaigns for “Social Good.”
Alliance of Museums’ Award in Excellence (2013)
Our “Health Happens Here” Exhibit was created in a partnership with the California Museum in Sacramento to present the diverse ways health happens in our communities. The Alliance of Museums recognized the exhibit for its content and messaging.
Wilmer Shields Rich Awards for Excellence in Communications (2013)
Our overall “Health Happens Here” Promotional Campaign received the top honor from The Council on Foundations, citing the campaign for its strategic messaging and effective public engagement.
Governor’s Award for The Foundation of the Year (2012)
For our “Health Happens Here” partnership with AmeriCorps. The statewide partnership provides youth leadership development at our Building Healthy Communities (BHC) sites and has raised $5 million federal matching funds so far.
CIFF PSA of the Year (2012)
Chicago International Film Festival awarded our “Transform” video the PSA of the Year. Narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis, the video promotes the transformation of your community and personal world to improve your quality of your life.