About Well Being Trust

Well Being Trust is a national foundation dedicated to advancing a vision of a nation where everyone is well—in mental, social and spiritual health.

Health is the foundation of what we can achieve—as individuals and as a nation. But too often, our systems and policies fail us, leaving many people with insufficient help. The core of the problem is a disjointed response—the disparate players that treat symptoms or illnesses as single occurrences as opposed to elements of a complex set of factors that determine a person’s well-being. These same players too often also see social elements as separate from health and health care. And yet, there are a multitude of factors that influence health, which we must address simultaneously if we are to truly create a culture of health and wellness.

Well Being Trust is working to transform health care so that it treats people from a more comprehensive and whole-health perspective. To accomplish this, Well Being Trust is establishing and advancing a comprehensive agenda for policies, programs, investment, multisector engagement and other solutions to address the underlying drivers of disease and pain so everyone can achieve their fullest potential.

We are engaging organizations across sectors and perspectives to advance policy, integrate and transform delivery, and apply evidence-based strategies to advance the community conditions that shape well-being.

Launched by Providence St. Joseph Health in 2016 as an independent 501(c)(3) public charity with an initial seed endowment of $100 million plus an additional $30 million to be invested in California from 2017 to 2019, Well Being Trust is now investing in approaches that have the potential to model the way forward.