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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.


10 Years and
4 Million Books

On Saturday May 21st, The Molina Foundation celebrated the distribution of our 4 millionth new book! Pat Mora’s Book Fiesta was presented to two of our community partners: Martin Castro of the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation and Laura Sheneman of Region One Education Service Center in South Texas. In 2015, The Molina Foundation had a remarkable year: we distributed 1,000,000 new books to 685 schools and organizations in 24 states. Thanks to partners like MAOF and Region One Education Service Center, The Molina Foundation can continue to provide access to new resources to children and families nationwide. We are well on our way to reaching our 5 millionth book thanks to the following supporters: Molina Healthcare, Cognizant Tech Solutions, Merrill Corporation, EMC and VCE, McKinney Advisory Group, World Wide Technology, Inc., Change Healthcare, and Top Tier Consulting. A very special thank you to AArete, Aerotek, Allegis Global Solutions, Coupa, IBM, Infosys, Limited, KFORCE, Lumen21, and the many, many individuals who support our work through donations and volunteer hours every year.

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Leap Into Reading!

The Molina Foundation is excited to announce that it is partnering with Pearson and its Book Donation Program to bring over 600,000 new books and educational resources to children and families!

The partnership was launched with a special "Leap Into Reading" literacy event hosted by the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation in Montebello, California on February 29, 2016 (Leap Day). To celebrate, children participated in fun and engaging reading activities and took home ten brand new books to help build their own home libraries.

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

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Kimberly Anderson

Vice President,
Accounting and Human Resources

Dawn Bayer

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Distribution Coordinator

I'Nella Douglass-Scott

Community Outreach Coordinator

Francis Kasold

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Mark Speicher

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Miguel Valenciana

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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