We work toward a future of equity, health, and prosperity for all Californians.


Grantee Announcement

March 2022:

Empowering Californians with nearly $8 million in grants that will support more than 20 organizations working on the ground in California to advance health equity and end domestic violence.

“With a close eye on the systems changes we seek, we are strategically supporting grantees whose work moves California toward being the healthiest state and brings all of us closer to ending domestic violence.”

— Debbie I. Chang, MPH, Foundation President & CEO
Our Mission
Integrity - Partnership - Possibility - Equity - Dignity

Our Mission

Blue Shield of California Foundation supports lasting and equitable solutions to make California the healthiest state and to end domestic violence.

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

What We Do

Well-being for California communities

80% of health outcomes are not tied to health care—which is why we target root causes in our work to promote health equity and end domestic violence. We have carefully honed our strategies to focus on the following three areas:

We are implementing a refined strategic framework and measurement model that build on our existing efforts.

From our newsroom

From our newsrooom

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed long-standing racial and economic injustices embedded in our health care system. This has led to a renewed commitment to improve health equity and address the drivers of health (DoH) that account for 80 percent of health outcomes and have a disproportionate impact on communities of color. These include stable, affordable housing; healthy food; reliable income; and interpersonal safety, among others.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October has been designated as a time to consider the long-lasting and significant personal and societal harms of domestic violence. Of course, the problem is not confined to one month a year; and it is both a cause and a result of issues our society grapples with, such as poverty, racial and gender inequity, and homelessness. This means solutions must include sectors not always associated with the cycle of abuse — like banking, social welfare, and housing. Fortunately, that is starting to happen. 


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