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Blue Shield of California Foundation believes all Californians can be healthy and safe.

Find out how we're helping those most in need through our two program areas:

We’re one of California’s largest and most trusted grantmaking organizations.

We back promising practices and strategies that strengthen leaders, bolster organizations, and connect people to support health and safety for low-income and vulnerable Californians.

Our Mission in Action


June, 2017

Community health workers (CHWs) and promotores de salud areplaying an increasingly important role in the delivery of high-...

Read Supporting the Integration of Community Health Workers into Health Care Teams in California

June, 2017

The Foundation awards core operating grants to community health centers (CHCs) across California to support their capacity...

Read 2015 – 2016 Community Health Center Core Support Initiative: Field Overview

June, 2017

Consistent screenings, standardized assessment instruments, and trainings for healthcare providers are essential first...

Read The Impact of Core Operating Funds on Health Centers' Ability to Address Domestic Violence

From Our Blog

My husband and I recently became the people to two delightful and raucous puppies. I’ve never before had a dog in my life - let alone two - and learning to understand and relate to them has been a wild ride. One of the things I was dreading most was brushing their teeth. I procrastinated until, one day, after their new teeth had come in, I decided it was time to be brave... Read more »

Continue reading Brush, Treat, Repeat.

by Gwyneth Tripp

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Sacramento Native American Health Center

The Sacramento Native American Health Center Inc. (SNAHC) is a Federally Qualified Health Center serving Sacramento. The health center is committed to enhancing quality of life for the community by... Read more »


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Connecting Healthcare & Domestic Violence in L.A. County

Jenesse Center, Inc. and Watts Healthcare Corporation are working together to improve intervention and screening for domestic violence within the healthcare system, as well as to connect survivors to... Read more »