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Every day, Blue Shield of California Foundation collaborates with forward-thinking partners to advance the well-being of all Californians.


Special Announcement:

February 12, 2020

We are excited to announce that Debbie Chang will be joining the Foundation as president and chief executive officer, leading our work to make California the healthiest state and end domestic violence.

Debbie is a dynamic, positive, and motivating leader with deep experience at the federal, state, and community levels. We expect a smooth, energizing transition.

— Ray Baxter, Foundation president & CEO
Our Approach
Building bridges not silos

Our Approach: 

As California grows, and the needs of those in our communities change, so does the opportunity to meet new challenges with integrity, partnership, equity, and a renewed sense of what is possible.

About Us

What We Do
80% of health outcomes are not tied to health care

What We Do: 

Health is about more than just health care.

80% of health outcomes are not tied to health care. There are many factors that contribute to health—from access to affordable housing and good schools to ensuring personal and community safety. That’s why we’re focusing on the following three areas of work:

Resources + Ideas

Resources + Ideas

We’re learning a lot from our grantees, staff, and other partners.