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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

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

June, 2017

This paper, supported by Blue Shield of California Foundation, describes some of the current challenges facing California’s...

Read Improving Mental Health Services Integration in Medi-Cal: Strategies for Consideration

From Our Blog

We’re living in a time of uncertainty. For those of us working to preserve and improve California’s healthcare safety net, keeping up with the shifting political climate can feel disorienting. Regardless of what comes to pass over the next months and years, however, continuing to engage patients in their care—particularly those who are most vulnerable—is more important... Read more »

Continue reading Making the Connection: What patient engagement means to me

by Carolyn Wang Kong

Program Officer, Health Care and Coverage

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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 »