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Healthy Richmond is intended to improve the health, safety and racial equity of our whole community that was fully articulated in our 2020 Logic Model. The Initiative focuses on advocating for health and racial equity principles and practices implemented in policies and services delivered through by the City of Richmond, the West Contra Costa Unified School District and Contra Costa Health Services and Criminal Justice Systems.


The California Endowment makes multiple grants in Richmond with the purpose of supporting Healthy Richmond and forwarding strategies identified in the logic model. There are currently 60  Healthy Richmond Funded Partners and 15 grants to advance the work of the Initiative.


The Richmond Youth Organizing Team, or RYOT, is a collective of young people leading together to create a safe, healthy and youth supportive Richmond. Located at the RYSE Center, RYOT members are the voices of their community. RYOT is the next leadership generation of Richmond. RYOT actively collaborates with the HR Education Equity work through the Schools & Neighborhoods Action Team (SNAT).

Healthy Richmond is hosted by RCF Connects (formerly Richmond Community Foundation)

In 2018, Healthy Richmond (HR), a place-based initiative of The California Endowment’s (TCE) Building Healthy Communities program transitioned from its current host organization Bay Area Local Initiatives Support Corporation (Bay Area LISC) to the Richmond Community Foundation (RCF Connects) on August 1, 2019.

RCF Connects strives for healthy, thriving communities that are safe and diverse, and where families flourish and children are given new hope for a bright and abundant future.  Roxanne Carrillo Garza, Hub Manager of HealthyRichmond is looking forward to bringing the model of collective impact to RCF Connects’ wide network of partners and residents who are similarly engaged in health and racial equity work.

“RCF’s values are aligned with HR’s racial equity work, and there are opportunities for synergy across our existing initiatives, which will provide new opportunities for the Hub,” said James Becker, RCF Connects President & CEO.

About RCF Connects
(Richmond Community Foundation)

RCF Connects (formerly Richmond Community Foundation) strives for healthy, thriving communities that are safe and diverse, and where families flourish and children are given new hope for a bright and abundant future.  RCF Connects partners with the community to inspire leadership and share the vision for work in five areas: Community Growth, Health, Restoring Neighborhoods, Education, and Public Safety. Our work is driven by a deep commitment to working with the communities we serve to strengthen economic, racial, cultural and social equity. This commitment is expressed both in the outcomes we are striving for and the ways in which we do our work.  To learn more, please visit http://www.richmondcf.org/.

About The California Endowment

The California Endowment, a private, statewide health foundation, was established in 1996 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. Headquartered in downtown Los Angeles, The Endowment has regional offices in Sacramento, Oakland, Fresno and San Diego, with program staff working throughout the state. The Endowment challenges the conventional wisdom that medical settings and individual choices are solely responsible for people’s health. The Endowment believes that health happens in neighborhoods, schools, and with prevention. For more information, visit The Endowment’s Web site at www.calendow.org

Healthy Richmond
Roxanne Carrillo Garza, MSW​
Senior Director​
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