Mission

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

Announcement

Special Announcement

June 2021:

The Foundation’s Board of Trustees has approved 22 grants, totaling $7.5 million, to organizations that advance our mission to make California the healthiest state and end domestic violence.

“We're excited to partner with an impressive set of grantees that are making an impact by empowering the communities they serve to advance health equity and promote healing and prevention of domestic violence.”

— 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:

From our newsroom

From our newsrooom

As California opens access to the COVID-19 vaccine for all adults, we need to prioritize those on the front lines, in need of financial resources, in order to reach populations and neighborhoods hardest hit by the pandemic. The Latinx communities that have been disproportionately impacted are particularly vulnerable because they also face a multitude of economic and social inequities. 

This set of grants was designed to support work rooted in Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities to address the current COVID-19 crisis and also work toward systemic redesign and upstream solutions.

Child care is a critical part of the fabric of our society—it supports children’s healthy development and supports their parents and caregivers by enabling them to engage fully in the workforce. Children in child care arrangements receive a range of essential services. Access to nutritious food and the opportunity to establish healthy eating habits at a young age are some of the most fundamental supports provided by child care programs.

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