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From Our Founder

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. Over a decade ago, Dr. Bernadett and her husband started The Molina Foundation to honor her parents’ commitment to education – and the inextricable role education plays in health.


Maisy Turns 25:
Join the Social Media Celebration!

Someone we know is having a very special birthday... and you are all invited to the party! We are thrilled to join in on the 25th anniversary celebrations for Maisy Mouse, the beloved children's book character created by author/artist Lucy Cousins. Help us celebrate on social media in the coming weeks and follow us for exciting updates and great ideas on how your program and families can become involved.

As part of the festivities this fall, we are partnering with Candlewick Press, the award-winning publisher of best-selling Maisy books, to bring thousands of new books in English and Spanish to children nationwide. Thanks to this generous donation of books from Candlewick Press, the Foundation will be hosting joyful Maisy-themed reading parties as we travel throughout the country on distribution trips. You can be a part of the celebration by downloading a special Maisy bilingual bookmark that lists fun activities for kids and families to enjoy together.


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Record-Setting Launch Campaign Lands in Southern California

Families across the Greater Los Angeles area have new books from local community organizations, thanks to our Launch Into Learning back-to-school national literacy campaign. A special campaign distribution of 140,000 children's books was recently made to more than 120 nonprofits, government agencies, health clinics and schools. It was the largest one-day distribution in our history.

Over 200 "Helping Hands" volunteers from Molina Healthcare, a corporate supporter of the Foundation, joined us for the giveaway event held Aug. 27 at Downey High School. Additional volunteers from Beacon House of San Pedro and the Downey High School student KIWIN'S club also provided assistance. The teams of volunteers helped sort, box and load enough books to fill a library bookshelf almost a mile long.

A very special thank you to our friends at First Book for the donation of books.

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Help Us Fight Illiteracy

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 2,000 organizations and schools towards this end, donating over 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, schools, family service organizations, churches, and other civic organizations serving low-income and at-risk families. We have a special focus on working with organizations which are making measurable impact in the lives of children and families.


Rachael Voorhees Orose

Vice President,
Network and Business Development

Kimberly Anderson

Vice President,
Accounting and Human Resources

Dawn Bayer

Volunteer and
Distribution Coordinator

Jennifer Chappell

Director of Operations

I'Nella Douglass-Scott

Community Outreach Coordinator

Francis Kasold

Grants Coordinator

Mark Speicher

Inventory Coordinator

Miguel Valenciana

Network and Business Associate

Jenny Wrenn

Senior Manager,
Business Development

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About Us

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 hand-in-hand with more than 1,500 organizations and schools towards this end, donating more than 3 million books to low-income and at-risk children and families and providing resources for parents, educators, and teachers.

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(310) 375-6813