December 2019 Grant Announcement

We are proud to announce that on December 5, 2019, Blue Shield of California Foundation’s Board of Trustees approved a set of grants that directly addresses deeply rooted social issues that shape health, and lifts up innovative, collaborative solutions that have the power to transform the future health of Californians. Highlights include:

  • The implementation of both short- and long-term strategies to remove barriers to economic mobility, a critical determinant of health, so that all Californians can participate in and contribute to the health and wealth of our state; fulfill their and their family’s potential; and achieve the American dream. These include strategies to improve economic mobility in the near term, explore the relationship between health and economic security, improve conditions for working parents, and more. (4 grants totaling $1 million)

  • Support for community resilience as the cornerstone of a Pipeline for Prevention, which is the Foundation’s multiyear initiative to build lasting, evidence-based prevention systems throughout the state. This initial set of grants is focused on protecting our state’s vibrancy, health, and future by building the field, particularly in immigrant communities where Californians are experiencing high levels of stress and alienation from public services as a result of the anti-immigrant political and policy environment, which impacts upwards of one in four Californians and their families. (17 grants totaling $3.2 million)

  • The creation of supports and coordination to expand and strengthen prevention policy among public health departments throughout California, build capacity to identify and share best practices, and communicate the deep value of preventing poor health across counties and regions. (4 grants totaling $1.2 million)

  • Establishing an evidence base for multigenerational approaches to heal families experiencing domestic violence and protect children from experiencing that violence as adults. Through pilots and new data strategies, these grantees are exploring the ways that different systems and communities can help families thrive across two generations. Because domestic violence has many drivers and can appear differently across communities, the grantees represent highly diverse service settings—from preschool to residential--and support communities that have historically been underserved by social programs including teen parents; homeless families; women, girls and gender-nonconforming individuals; and families of color, among many others. (12 grants totaling $3.5 million)

Together, these grants represent our commitment to meet our bold goal to make California the healthiest state and end domestic violence, by expanding the body of knowledge around prevention and domestic violence; exploring and focusing attention on the complicated relationships between the economy, marginalization, and poor health; bridging significant health inequities across regions; and building capacity among community-based organizations who are laying the groundwork for deep prevention services in their communities.

For detailed grant information, visit our grants database;

Implementation and Evaluation of a Pilot Project to Prevent Multigenerational Domestic Violence in Four Asian Pacific Islander Communities in Los Angeles County
To implement and evaluate a life course pilot curriculum to build gender equity and empathy to prevent domestic violence in Asian-Pacific Islander communities.
Addressing Root Causes of Violence of Violence Against Women in African American Communities in Los Angeles and Inland Empire
To provide support for evaluation development and program implementation of Black Masculinity Reimagined, a violence prevention program to develop strategies and skills that interrupt cycles of intergenerational trauma and violence and create a community network of men and gender nonconforming people to sustain and support change.
Building the Evidence for Leadership Development of Exploited Girls, Women, and Gender Nonconforming People of Color to Break the Cycle of Intimate Partner Violence in San Francisco
To evaluate the efficacy of a leadership development and advocacy model that emphasizes healing, economic security, and other measures of success to interrupt cycles of intergenerational violence and trauma and promote two-generation health outcomes.
Assessing Early Childhood and Family Protective Factors Through a Model of Enhanced Head Start-Two Generation Services to Prevent Domestic Violence in South Los Angeles
To support evaluation of a two-generation program to increase protective factors, school readiness, and improved economic security for Head Start families.
Evaluation and Analysis of an Innovative Restorative Justice Pilot Program to Address Domestic Violence in Contra Costa County
To evaluate the Community Restorative Justice Solutions project and disseminate findings that build knowledge about the efficacy of restorative justice practices to end domestic violence.
Improving Intergenerational, Culturally Responsive Latinx Family-Based Intervention to Prevent Domestic Violence in East Los Angeles
To provide support for evaluation planning and implementation to assess the effectiveness of a culturally-responsive adaptation of the Nurturing Program, a family-based intervention model to prevent domestic violence.
Reducing Current and Future Domestic Violence Through Increased Financial Stability for Pico-Union Neighborhood Families of Los Angeles
To support culturally-tailored coaching and support services to achieve financial, educational, and employment goals to ultimately interrupt intergenerational poverty and family violence.
Building Evidence for Latina Leadership Development to Break the Cycle of Violence in San Francisco and Alameda Counties
To provide support for quantitative and qualitative retrospective and prospective evaluation to assess how leadership development and two-generation trauma recovery is reducing violence and building protective factors to prevent domestic violence.
Improving Two-Generation Program Practices and Outcomes Through Participatory Action Research with Participants of Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Teen Parent Support Program in Santa Clara County
To provide support for participatory action research and external evaluation analysis that will enable Planned Parenthood Mar Monte to determine if the Teen Parent Support Program is a promising practice to prevent domestic violence and promote young parents’ resiliency, healing, and positive parenting skills.
Improving Protective Factors for At-Risk Families Through the Integrated Children and Family Services Model in San Francisco
To provide support for assessing the impact and building the evidence base for the Integrated Children and Family Services Program to prevent family violence, child maltreatment, and multigenerational trauma.
Evaluating a Culturally Responsive Parenting Model for Black Families
To end multigenerational cycles of violence in Black families with a culturally-responsive model for parenting that integrates historical trauma and parenting education.
Improving Early Childhood Development Through a Therapeutic Preschool in Chula Vista for Children Exposed to Family Violence in Chula Vista
To support an evaluation of Mi Escuelita Preschool program outcomes and assessing longitudinal violence prevention impact through middle school years, including improved development, behaviors, and academic achievement.
Disrupting Multigenerational Violence for Homeless and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Their Children Through the Positive Family Futures and Reunification Program in San Bernardino County
To support evaluation of evidenced-based, culturally-responsive, and community-rooted practices for women and their children to reunify, heal from trauma, and build the resiliency necessary to become financially self-sufficient and build healthy relationships with their children.
Enhancing Two-Generation Approaches that Prevent Violence Through the Family, Friends, Neighbors, and Caregivers Program
To provide support to incorporate domestic violence curricula, including risk and protective factors, into existing caregiver training and parent workshops, expand the program, and evaluate its effectiveness.
Shifting the Culture of Domestic Violence Residential Services to a Strengths Model to Improve Protective Factors for Survivors and Their Children in Sacramento County
To support the implementation and evaluation of the Strengths Model, a relationships-based case management approach to shift survivor services to consider culture and lived experience to be positions of strength.
Community of Practice for Community Foundations
To support planning for a community of practice for community foundations to strengthen their ability to advance community-led strategies through support in cross-learning, messaging, leadership coaching, and testing new approaches.
Promoting the California Accountable Communities for Health Initiative Model
To provide support to promote the California Accountable Communities for Health Initiative (CACHI) model as an effective cross-sector, systems approach to addressing population health outcomes in California and nationwide.
Connecting Economic Security and Health through Research and Advocacy
To educate and mobilize public health professionals to address economic security policy as key determinant of health.
California Commission on the Future of Work
To support the creation of a new modern compact between government, business, and California’s workforce and their families that advances health and equity.
California Domestic Worker Coalition
To support the California Domestic Worker Coalition to test a new leadership and organizing model and identify policy innovations for domestic workers’ health and economic security that could influence the future of work and health.
The San Joaquin Valley Health Fund
To support grassroots leaders in developing and advancing a community-led, multi-issue policy agenda for health and equity in nine counties in the San Joaquin Valley.
Exploring the Impact of Technological Change on Health, Domestic Violence, and Equity
To conduct an analysis of the potential challenges and opportunities presented by advanced technologies in the areas of health, domestic violence, equity, and belonging.
Shift Health Accelerator
To publish and promote a 2040 vision for equitable outcomes-based funding and partner with local leaders to test principles, practices, and tools that advance the vision and result in more sustainable funding for health equity.
Cal Matters Health and California Divide Coverage
To support coverage of health and the California Divide reporting project.
Domestic Violence Journalism in California
To increase the quality and reach of media coverage of domestic violence by journalists.
California Health Report
To support health and domestic violence coverage by the California Health Report.
2020 California Health Journalism Fellowship
To support training of California journalists to cover topics related to health and violence.
General Operating Support
To provide general operating support to community-based organizations that are strengthening community resilience as a pathway to prevention among high-need immigrant communities in the state.
General Operating Support
To support the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault in its mission to provide leadership, vision, and resources to California stakeholders and communities that are committed to ending sexual violence.
Advancing Prevention Policy Innovation and Adoption: The San Joaquin Valley Public Health Consortium
To provide support for the San Joaquin Valley Public Health Consortium to build the capacity for developing and communicating prevention policy among local health departments in the San Joaquin Valley and statewide in partnership with other regional public health policy consortia.
General Operating Support
To provide general operating support to community-based organizations that are strengthening community resilience as a pathway to prevention among high-need immigrant communities in the state.
General Operating Support
To provide general operating support to community-based organizations that are strengthening community resilience as a pathway to prevention among high-need immigrant communities in the state.
General Operating Support
To provide general operating support to community-based organizations that are strengthening community resilience as a pathway to prevention among high-need immigrant communities in the state.
General Operating Support
To provide general operating support to community-based organizations that are strengthening community resilience as a pathway to prevention among high-need immigrant communities in the state.
General Operating Support
To provide general operating support to community-based organizations that are strengthening community resilience as a pathway to prevention among high-need immigrant communities in the state.
General Operating Support
To provide general operating support to community-based organizations that are strengthening community resilience as a pathway to prevention among high-need immigrant communities in the state.
General Operating Support
To provide general operating support to community-based organizations that are strengthening community resilience as a pathway to prevention among high-need immigrant communities in the state.
Paid Family Leave Training, Organizing, and Outreach
To expand knowledge of and support for paid family leave policies in immigrant communities and communities with high proportions of low-wage workers in California.
General Operating Support
To provide general operating support to community-based organizations that are strengthening community resilience as a pathway to prevention among high-need immigrant communities in the state.
General Operating Support
To provide general operating support to community-based organizations that are strengthening community resilience as a pathway to prevention among high-need immigrant communities in the state.
General Operating Support
To provide general operating support to community-based organizations that are strengthening community resilience as a pathway to prevention among high-need immigrant communities in the state.
General Operating Support
To provide general operating support to community-based organizations that are strengthening community resilience as a pathway to prevention among high-need immigrant communities in the state.
General Operating Support
To provide general operating support to community-based organizations that are strengthening community resilience as a pathway to prevention among high-need immigrant communities in the state.
Counting Young Children in California in the 2020 Census
To ensure a complete count of young children in California in the 2020 Census.
General Operating Support
To provide general operating support to community-based organizations that are strengthening community resilience as a pathway to prevention among high-need immigrant communities in the state.
Advancing Prevention Policy Innovation and Adoption Through Communications: Berkeley Media Studies Group
To build the capacity for communicating prevention policy among local health departments in partnership with regional public health policy consortia.
Advancing Prevention Policy Innovation and Adoption: The Public Health Alliance of Southern California
To provide support for the Public Health Alliance of Southern California to build the capacity for developing and communicating prevention policy among local health departments in Southern California and statewide in partnership with other regional public health policy consortia.
General Operating Support
To provide general operating support to community-based organizations that are strengthening community resilience as a pathway to prevention among high-need immigrant communities in the state.
General Operating Support
To provide general operating support to community-based organizations that are strengthening community resilience as a pathway to prevention among high-need immigrant communities in the state.
Advancing Prevention Policy Innovation and Adoption: The Bay Area Health Inequities Initiative
To provide support for the Bay Area Health Inequities Initiative to build the capacity for developing and communicating prevention policy among local health departments in the Bay Area and statewide in partnership with other regional public health policy consortia.
General Operating Support
To provide general operating support to community-based organizations that are strengthening community resilience as a pathway to prevention among high-need immigrant communities in the state.

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