Press Releases

Below is a collection of recent Blue Shield of California Foundation press releases. For media inquiries regarding Foundation program areas and grantmaking, please email Rachael Kagan, Director of Communications and Public Affairs.

Morales brings extensive experience in community health and gender justice advocacy, and will lead domestic violence prevention grantmaking, policy and systems change efforts SAN FRANCISCO (Sept. 26... Read more

June 28, 2023 Blue Shield of California Foundation has approved $2.9 million in grants to six organizations that use restorative practices to support healing, safety, and accountability among... Read more

Blue Shield of California Foundation celebrates comprehensive approach including prevention May 25, 2023 Today, the White House Gender Policy Council released the first-ever National Plan to End... Read more

Peña brings years of experience and leadership in philanthropy and domestic violence prevention, with a focus on serving people of color in communities with low incomes SAN FRANCISCO (March 8, 2023... Read more

Granados to enhance Foundation’s expertise in strengthening Californians’ economic security and mobility in pursuit of health equity SAN FRANCISCO (March 2, 2023) – Luis Granados , who leads the... Read more

New member brings deep experience in domestic violence prevention and creating systems change through partnerships SAN FRANCISCO (Jan. 27, 2023) — Maricela Rios-Faust, chief executive officer of... Read more

SAN FRANCISCO — Sept. 8, 2022 — Carolyn Wang Kong, Blue Shield of California Foundation’s esteemed chief program director, is departing the Foundation at the end of September 2022 to become president... Read more

OAKLAND, Calif. (March 7, 2022) – Blue Shield of California today announced it has made a $37 million contribution to Blue Shield of California Foundation to support its efforts to end domestic... Read more

New trustee brings wealth of financial expertise to aid mission to make California the healthiest state and end domestic violence SAN FRANCISCO (December 15, 2021) – Sandra Clarke, executive vice... Read more