Blue Shield of California gave more than $9.1 million in second-quarter grants
July 09, 2013
When foundations, nonprofits and other organizations give money on a quarterly basis, it can seem overwhelming when they reveal how generous they were during the last three months. This was the case with the Blue Shield of California Foundation, when administrators announced the group gave more than $9.1 million during the second quarter of its fiscal year.
The majority of the grants were dedicated to projects that will give low-income Californians easier access to healthcare, particularly because of the on-going implementation of healthcare reform. Many of the other grants were put toward aims to prevent domestic violence.
About $5.3 million went to organizations involved in the healthcare sector, such as the Tides Center, Kaiser Family Foundation and the Integrated Healthcare Association, while $900,000 was granted to stop violence. Organizations that received these types of grants included the Family Violence appellate Project and the Center for Domestic Peace.
The Blue Shield of California Foundation gives money to various groups in a variety of sectors, though healthcare expansion and domestic violence are its main focuses. For instance, administrators are advocates for the advancement of leadership and research as well.
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