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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.



 

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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.


 

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Healthy Holiday Literacy Campaign

The Molina Foundation is doing its fair share of giving this season. In December, the Foundation will give away more than 140,000 children’s storybooks in English and Spanish as part of our 2015 Healthy Holiday Literacy Campaign to support high-need, low-income neighborhoods. The donations were made to dozens of nonprofit groups, schools and community agencies across the country – with a special focus on the Wilmington/Harbor City area of Los Angeles, Cameron County, TX and Indianapolis, IN. In addition to the book donations, the campaign featured reading activities in numerous school classrooms where first-grade students took part in fun, interactive lessons on health topics such as hand washing, exercising and healthy eating.


In The News

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Digging Into Books

Thanks to a gift from the Steinmetz Foundation, we were able to create new archaeology-themed bookmarks to join our suite of resources for parents and caregivers. The Molina Foundation’s #EdXHealth initiative provides parents, educators and caregivers with tips and activities to help create word-rich and healthy homes. Recent events with the Steinmetz Foundation brought together a guest archaeology presentation, nonfiction resources, and the new bookmarks at Los Angeles-area schools. The Steinmetz archaeology bookmark joins a collection of bookmarks about pirates, superheroes, trains and health. Resources can be accessed through the Foundation’s social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). Bookmarks can be downloaded on the Foundation’s website.


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Staff

Rachael Voorhees Orose

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

Senior Communications Associate
joy.contreras@molinafoundation.org

I'Nella Douglass-Scott

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

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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.

Contact Us


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

(310) 375-6813


contact@molinafoundation.org