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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. Dr. Bernadett says that the inspiration for The Molina Foundation came in 2003, when a little boy who was waiting with his parents in her office “wanted to take a book home after he had looked at it. It occurred to us that he may not have had any at home.”


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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 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, 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.


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100,000 books to 100 groups for 100 days of Summer Reading!

On Friday May 29, The Molina Foundation staff and volunteers from Molina Healthcare, Beacon House, and El Camino College Compton Center distributed over 100,000 brand new children’s books to 100 groups local and nationwide to prepare kids for summer reading. Over 90 organizations from Southern California came to pick up books for our Summer Reading Kick-Off campaign, an effort to defeat the summer reading loss, commonly known as the “summer slide.” Students from low-income backgrounds are disproportionately affected by this loss of reading achievement. Thanks to our large network of over 1,000 registered schools, clinics, faith based organizations, and nonprofits, we are able to defeat the summer slide with new children’s books.


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Care 4 a Healthy I.E. The Intersection of Education and Health

On August 15, staff from The Molina Foundation teamed up with Molina Healthcare to distribute vital educational and health information and resources to the greater Inland Empire community. The Molina Foundation distributed 3,000 brand new books at the Annual “Care 4 a Healthy IE” event, an event made possible by Care 4 a Healthy Community. Care 4 a Healthy Community is a free health clinic and resource fair for the underserved and uninsured. Molina Healthcare and Molina Medical partner with Tzu Chi Medical Foundation to provide access to free health care services in areas of need. The Molina Foundation was able to speak to hundreds of participants at the event and provide bookmarks with tips and activities for parents on how to engage their children at home.


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Staff

Rachael Voorhees

Director of Network and
Business Development
rachael.voorhees@molinafoundation.org

Kimberly Anderson

Accounting and
Human Resources Manager
kimberly.anderson@molinafoundation.org

Dawn Bayer

Volunteer and
Distribution Coordinator
dawn.bayer@molinafoundation.org

Joy Contreras

Program and Business
Development Fellow
joy.contreras@molinafoundation.org

I'Nella Douglass

Community Outreach Coordinator inella.douglass@molinafoundation.org

Veronica Quincy

Grants Coordinator veronica.quincy@molinafoundation.org

Mark Speicher

Inventory Supervisor mark.speicher@molinafoundation.org

Miguel Valenciana

Grants Associate miguel.valenciana@molinafoundation.org

Titles We Have Granted Recently


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How You Can Help


 


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.

Contact Us


Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions:

(310) 375-6813


contact@molinafoundation.org