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Evaluation of the 2006 Community Clinic Core Support Initiative: Baseline Report

Date published: June, 2007 (17 pages)

For the past four years, Blue Shield of California Foundation has provided more than $22 million in core support funding to community health clinics, clinic parent corporations, and clinic consortia/networks through an annual Community Clinic and Consortium Core Support Initiative. The Foundation engaged LaFrance Associates, LLC in October 2006 to create a multi-year evaluation plan and conduct a baseline assessment of the 2006 Clinic Core Support Initiative grantees. The primary goals of this evaluation are to establish baseline measurements for the Foundation’s 178 clinic and parent corporation grantees and inform the debate in the field of philanthropy about the potential impact core support funding can have on community clinics.