Reimagining nonprofit grant reporting

When the Health Education Council needed to demonstrate the success of their Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant, we helped them create a new way to tell the story of their impact.

the Story

Sometimes, the world is not the way you want it to be. How do you make it better?

Nina loves visiting her grandmother’s house.

She would love it more if she could play at the park across the street from it. But it’s dirty, broken, and rundown. What can she do to make the neighborhood park a fun and welcoming place for everyone again?

Proceeds from the sale of this book support the Health Education Council’s mission of promoting health and preventing chronic disease in underserved communities.

the Project

See how a $60,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation delivered more than $1 million of value improvements to core neighborhoods in Roseville, California.

The City of Roseville and the Health Education Council teamed up to work on Invest Health in Roseville’s downtown “core neighborhoods.” 

The core neighborhoods have higher rates of health issues such as obesity and chronic disease related to a variety of economic, social and environmental factors. 

The City prioritized the core neighborhoods for attention and Invest Health raised the importance of this focus by educating stakeholders about the need, equity issues, and social determinants related to health disparities.

Invest Health Roseville

The City of Roseville was chosen as one of the 50 cities funded from hundreds of applications by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Thanks to the initial $60,000 grant and guidance from the Reinvestment Fund, Roseville and the Health Education Council set out to make big impact in the most in-need neighborhoods.


Completed ADA improvements to Johnson Pool
Through a $450,000 grant, completed much-neeed improvements to this 100-year-old pool.
Created "Family Meal Roseville" (a partnership between the City of Roseville, Invest Health, and the Health Education Council)
Raised nearly $70,000 working with the City of Roseville and local community groups to provide free meals prepared by local Roseville restaurants to seniors and local schools during COVID-19.
Developed a Mental Health Awareness Initiative with Roseville City School District (led by Health Education Council)
Working in partnership with Kaiser Permanente, we provided teacher training and resources to help the school district understand mental health concerns of their students and families.
Held Health Care Forums (the first time all 5 healthcare providers appeared together in a Roseville Forum)
Garnered nearly $20,000 in sponsorships from Sutter Health and Kaiser Permanente for a series of resident-focused health care forums.
Improved LED lighting to the underserved neighborhoods
Received a $350,000 grant from Roseville Electric to improve lighting and safety in older neighborhoods.
Improved Mark White Park and Weber Park
Recruited hundreds of volunteer to fix, clean, and improve both Mark White and Weber parks while also launching new summer programs to help reactivate the parks.
Improved local park facilities and access
Used a $75,000 investment from Kaiser Permanente for Roseville’s Weber Park neighborhood to rehab and expand access to the classroom facility and created an outdoor learning area for after-school tutoring and other youth programs. Also expanded programming with Parks and Recreation and the Roseville Library.
Installed neighborhood watch signs
With $15,000 from a Union Pacific sponsorship, installed 55 neighborhood watch signs in both English and Spanish.
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