Reducing disparities in access to literacy and health
The Molina Foundation works to reduce disparities in access to education and health. Our signature program, Book Buddies, has provided nearly 3 million new children’s books to schools and programs serving children from low-income families. Register your program with us to learn more. When … Click Here to Register with us!
Dr. Martha Molina Bernadett is the eldest daughter of the late Dr. C. David Molina, who, founded the first Molina medical clinic (now serving individuals and families in 16 states) to help those who were uninsured, non-English speaking or of low income. Prior to Dr. C. David Molina’s decision to enter medical school, he and his wife, Mary, were elementary school teachers. Thus, Dr. Bernadett and her siblings were raised with a deep value for education and hard work. Having served as a family … (more)
The Molina Foundation is a national nonprofit organization focused on reducing disparities in access to education and health. Since its inception in 2004, The Molina Foundation has worked with more than 1,000 organizations and schools towards this end, donating nearly 3 million books and hosting workshops and programs for educators and families. The Molina Foundation works hand-in-hand with community based organizations in vulnerable communities. We partner with preschool programs, clinics, … (more)
The Molina Foundation, in partnership with Code for America and the City of Long Beach, brought computer programing instruction to students at Jessie Elwin Nelson Academy Middle School on Thursday, February 27, 2014. Students were instructed on how to do an Hour of Code in which they worked with an “Angry Birds” program where the goal was to make the characters behave on screen in the ways the students desired. Code for America is a non-partisan, non-political 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2009 to bring web-industry professionals to work with city governments in the United States in order to … (more)
For the 3rd year in a row, the employees of Wolters Kluwer, CCH have partnered with The Molina Foundation to provide new books to children in need. Their maintenance team, with support from company leadership, are helping us to distribute 91 brand new books! Middle class families typically have an average of 13 books per household, while low-income neighborhoods can have as little as 1 book per 300 children. Having … (more)
The Molina Foundation distributed more than 50,000 new children’s books to schools, community organizations, churches, and other civic groups serving children in need on Saturday, December 13 at Downey High School. Over 50 groups received new children’s books through this event, all of whom serve low-income and at-risk families. The books ranged from … (more)
On Saturday, October 18, more than 25,000 new children’s books were given to 22 schools across Long Beach Unified School District. We were thrilled to be joined by more than 200 volunteers from our partner, Molina Healthcare, who helped us make such a tremendous impact in the Long Beach, CA community. In just 6 hours, … (more)
The Molina Foundation’s work touches the lives of young children – like Rey and Theresa – every single day. Our Book Buddies program builds literacy-rich homes in low-income neighborhoods. Our new initiatives provide more health literacy, parent tools, and education resources to families in need. You can … (more)
“Thanks to your donation, I will read more stories, and about new characters, and be able to use my imagination more. And I will get better at learning."
Elementary School Student
Our registration and application forms require users to provide us contact information including name, email address, organization address and similar information. This data will be used to evaluate your organization to see if you qualify for grants from the Molina Foundation. If your organization would also … (more)