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Carolyn Wang Kong and Ray Baxter

A Conversation with Foundation President & CEO Ray Baxter

Foundation Chief Program Director Carolyn Wang Kong sat down with Foundation President and CEO Ray Baxter to talk about...

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How many spirits live in a BART station? And other questions about othering and belonging

Earlier this year, I was late to work, flying down the stairs of the San Bruno BART station to the underground passenger...

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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 and...

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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' Together for Good on August 16, 2018.

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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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2017: The Year in Numbers

December, 2017

In 2017, Blue Shield of California Foundation awarded $25.6 million to organizations working to improve the health and...

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Faith in the Future

December 14, 2017

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

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Defending the Dream

The Trump Administration's decision this week to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) is an...

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