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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:

April 15, 2020

We’re proud to announce $6.8 million in grants to support the Californians hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic due to economic insecurity, heightened risk of domestic violence, or fear due to immigration status.

Our values, mission, and conscience demand that we act. Together, we can overcome this crisis and create a brighter, healthier future for California.

— Debbie I. Chang, MPH, 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.