Our strategy

At Blue Shield of California Foundation, we believe that domestic violence and inequities in health are caused by deep-rooted, systemic issues—namely gender and economic inequity, and racism.

As a statewide funder, our strategy is to use policy and systems change to address those root causes.

We seek to improve the lives of the Californians most affected by domestic violence and health inequities: people of color in communities with low incomes.

Our approach areas:

Evaluation and learning

With our refined strategy, we have established standards to which we will hold ourselves and by which we will measure the work.

  • Desired outcomes: We ground our work in the ultimate change we want to see in the world.
  • Influence and impact: We hold ourselves accountable to systems-level changes.
  • Strategies: What we learn informs our investments.