California foundation gives $10 million grant to stop domestic violence
April 02, 2013
Domestic violence is a problem that millions of individuals have to face every year. However, there are numerous nonprofit groups worldwide trying to put an end to such incidents. The Blue Shield of California Foundation recently gave numerous first-quarter grants totaling $10.7 million to a number of organizations fighting for such a future.
"Our Foundation is investing in community health centers and county health systems because they will play critical roles in reaching the full potential of the Affordable Care Act," Blue Shield president and CEO Peter Long noted.
The majority of the money from the grants will be directly connected to providing better healthcare options for those who endure domestic violence, especially given the fact that 100 percent implementation of the Affordable Care Act is still a year away and medical centers have to contend with new compliance laws.
Numerous health departments and healthcare nonprofit organizations have recently benefited from Blue Shield's grants. For instance, the group gave $150,000 to the Kern Medical Center and $225,000 to the San Francisco Department of Public Heath, among other entities, those that both fight and do not fight against domestic violence. Overall, the organization extended $2,325,000 in grants to groups that fight domestic violence.
The Blue Shield Foundation was originally formed to make healthcare more accessible for Californians, with a special focus on preventing and treating victims of domestic violence.
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