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Beth Cordova, Director of Grants and Scholarships California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation, former scholarship awardee. View her story here: 

 As the philanthropic arm of the CA Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (CA Academy), contributions made to the California Academy Foundation support: 

  • Healthy California Initiative 
  • Student and Professional Scholarships
  • Grants for Community Outreach
  • Operating Funds
  • Other 

Your contributions can be designated for a specific scholarship or award, or they may be directed to the general / operating fund. For a listing of the scholarships and awards offered by the CA Academy Foundation, click here.  Or donate now via this link. 

Healthy California Initiative 

The California Academy Foundation of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation is launching a new initiative to support Californians. This is initiative aims to raise at least $20,000 to support activities that inspire healthier communities by supporting education campaigns, films, and California based outreach. Our goal is to support projects that focus on marginalized communities, communities of color, and access to healthy food. Your donation will go to fund projects approved by the foundation board. 

The foundation’s first Healthy California Initiative funds will support Mary Ann Beyster’s Film The Kitchenistas “a film about new beginnings and journeys of change through healthy food traditions. What started as a nutrition project in National City, CA for women seeking healthier diets to address a family crisis of obesity and diabetes, is a Latina-led movement to raise the health, wellbeing, and resilience of a community one healthy dish at a time.”  Mary Ann has partnered with PBS news stations to bring this film to target families and individuals impacted by health disparities in these neighborhoods and the intermediaries: RDNs, Public Health, Educators, and Doctors.  Help us reach our $20,000 end of year goal.

Donate by December 31, 2020 to aid in our expansion of the Healthy California Initiative. 

To submit project ideas or questions, email us at

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Consider adding 2.5% to your donation to decrease Foundation fees. 

Mail Donations to (please identify the donation fund you wish to support) 
California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation                                                                                            1041 N Grand Ave #185 Covina CA 91724