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Grant Announcement

March 2024

Foundation invests $5.2 million toward preventing domestic violence and making California the healthiest state

"We share the vision of our grantee partners, of a California where everyone has an opportunity to live a healthy life."

— Debbie I. Chang, MPH, Foundation president & CEO
Our Mission

Our Mission

Blue Shield of California Foundation supports lasting and equitable solutions to make California the healthiest state and 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:

From our newsroom

From our newsrooom

Programs that serve victims of domestic violence are bracing for unprecedented cuts that will also affect rape crisis hotlines, child abuse, and legal services across California. 

Far too often, survivors of domestic violence need to make an impossible choice: stay in an abusive situation, or flee and risk being unsheltered. New research from UCSF Benioff Homelessness & Housing Initiative shows that 81% of people experiencing homelessness and domestic violence (also called intimiate partner violence) report spending most of their nights in unsheltered settings — outdoors or in other places not meant for habitation, such as cars.

This April, we’re honoring care workers in our lives as part of Care Workers Recognition Month.

With $5.2 million in grants, Blue Shield of California Foundation's partners will help advance health equity and prevent domestic violence in communities across California.

This commentary provides detailed examples of two domestic violence prevention strategies: interrupting the multigenerational cycle of domestic violence and addressing it as a health equity issue. Family-strengthening approaches to prevention and justice and increasing economic security are key. Insight into regional policies and programs can inform implementation of the national plan and DV prevention in other states and localities.


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Resources + Ideas

Latest insights

What we're learning from our grantees, staff, and partners

Watercolor painting reads, "Breaking cycles of harm to create liberated community"

Domestic violence prevention: it's everyone's job

Debbie Chang, president and CEO of the Foundation, writes about how innovative strategies at both the national and local levels can help prevent domestic violence and create safer communities.

Headshot of Jhumpa Bhattacharya the co-founder of Maven Collaborative

How the history of care work impacts today’s narrative

Learn how The Maven Collaborative is working to create gender and racial equity via research, advocacy, and narrative change.

A view of the All In For Kids roundtable conference room

Leaders unite to share community-driven solutions for children and families

Reflections on recent funding opportunities, policy successes, and innovations that address and prevent childhood trauma in California.