One in four women will be a victim of domestic violence in her lifetime.
As the state’s largest private funder of domestic violence services and prevention, our support helps keep doors and phone lines open at the 100-plus shelters and service providers comprising our state’s domestic violence safety net.
Many Iraq and Afghanistan veterans return with post-combat stress, increasing the risk for domestic violence.
From teens to military families, we’re testing new solutions for reaching high-need populations, and collaborating to learn and share what works.
56% of revenue for California domestic violence services is from government sources, which face cuts.
The Foundation supports and convenes key stakeholders to advance the policy dialogue for domestic violence prevention and services.
In 2012, the Foundation funded a landmark study of public opinion and understanding of domestic violence. The poll, which surveyed 900 Californians across the state, revealed interesting findings around prevalence, perceptions, and prevention. A summary of these findings and other related materials are available for download and distribution. Learn more
Since 2009, Blue Shield of California Foundation has supported efforts to prevent violence in the homes of military families. Through investments in research, prevention, advocacy, and cross-sector partnerships, these efforts have already made an impact in California. Read the brochure, Insights and Impacts: Preventing Violence in Military Families to learn more.
Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) profiles the Center for Community Solutions, a Blue Shield Against Violence grantee, as a case study of how a domestic violence organization worked towards long-term financial sustainability. Using financial analysis tools provided by NFF, the Center for Community Solution was able to successfully plan for their financial future. Download report (PDF)
Women Organized to Make Abuse Nonexistent (WOMAN Inc.) Women Organized to Make Abuse Nonexistent (WOMAN Inc.) is a multi-service agency serving low-income and minority DV survivors and their children in the San Francisco Bay Area. Read more