Blue Shield of California Foundation
The Blue Shield of California Foundation is a leader in domestic violence prevention and workplace programs through its award winning program, Blue Shield Against Violence. The Foundation has broken new ground by engaging California employers in a workplace response to intimate partner violence.
Established in 1981, the Blue Shield of California Foundation is a non-profit charitable foundation dedicated to domestic violence prevention, medical technology assessment and efforts to reduce the uninsured. The mission of the Blue Shield of California Foundation is to make a significant contribution to the health of Californians through innovative research, programs and education.
Blue Shield Against Violence, a program designed to promote a workplace response to domestic violence in California was launched in 1996. In 2002, Blue Shield Against Violence expanded its scope to include educational outreach to physicians, dentists, and their staff members. Under the auspices of the Blue Shield of California Foundation, Blue Shield Against Violence makes grants to domestic violence service providers and funds research and public education campaigns to reduce the impact of intimate partner violence.
Continuing its commitment in 2004 to the health and well-being of all Californians, the Blue Shield of California Foundation (BSCF) has awarded more than $6.7 million in grants to 304 organizations throughout the state that exemplify the foundation's goals of preventing domestic violence, increasing health care access and assessing medical technologies that improve the health of individuals and communities. The foundation awarded more than $1 million in grants to 101 domestic violence shelters throughout the state and $902,000 to 17 organizations and programs statewide that combat domestic violence.