Our Values

Why I Vote

A bright yellow legal pad and black felt-tip pen set me off on my journey as an advocate. I was twelve years old...

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Start by Showing Up: What being an ally means to me

Earlier this summer, I attended a discussion on how philanthropy could respond to the #MeToo movement — in...

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Pervasive Problems Call for Engaged Partners with Bold Goals

This blog originally appeared in Northern California Grantmakers' ...

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Keeping Families and Futures Intact: Action steps for funders

Over the past week, our social media channels and online news outlets have been inundated with images of crying children...

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Further Forward

As we look at our world and all of its complex challenges, it’s clear that we need not only more funding and support for...

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Faith in the Future

December 14, 2017

I visited Ojai recently with my wife and we decided to...

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Defending the Dream

The Trump Administration's...

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Brush, Treat, Repeat.

My husband and I recently became the people to two delightful and raucous puppies. I’ve never before had a dog in my...

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Vacation 3.0: Crowdsourcing Solutions for Impact

A few weeks ago, we celebrated my daughter’s ninth birthday. And it was almost a fiasco. We arrived at a local amusement...

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What it means to “Act Now”

When I joined Blue Shield of California Foundation just over a year ago, I was excited to use my skills and knowledge to...

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