The Picerne Family Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2023

Vision Initiatives Program.

The Vision Initiatives Program gives health care, mental health and education professionals the opportunity to fulfill a dream initiative of their choice.

The Picerne Family Foundation has created the Vision Initiatives Program to foster and support health care, mental health and teaching professionals who have both the vision to see ways to improve services in their fields and the initiative to carry them out.  The goal of this program is to enhance the services these professionals provide while at the same time providing stimulus to their careers.

The Foundation invites accomplished and motivated health care, mental health and education professionals to propose “the project of their dreams”, a program that they feel will have real and lasting impact for their patients, clients or students. The Foundation’s role is to provide the funding to help fulfill that dream.  The Foundation provides multi-year grants and organizational consultation in support of the program.

Grant Amount:  Selected professionals will receive up to $15,000 for their project.

  • Health Care Applications Due: October 13, 2023. Awards announced by December 1, 2023.
  • Educator and School Counselor Applications Due: March 29, 2024. Awards announced by May 1, 2024.
  • Mental Health Applications Due: June 28, 2024. Awards announced by August 1, 2024.

Eligibility:  Licensed clinical health care and mental health professionals, educators and school counselors, Pre-K - 12, and are eligible for these awards.  Projects must fall outside of the scope and responsibility of normal institutional, county or district budgets.  Grants are currently awarded to professionals in Southern California.

Application Information:  Interested professionals are encouraged to contact the Foundation in advance of their written application in order to discuss their intended projects. Contact the Picerne Family Foundation by telephone at (949) 267-1517, or by e-mail for more information. Applications must be submitted in Microsoft Word Doc format to and  

Applications are available for download by clicking on the following link: Vision Initiatives Application.