Blue Shield of California Foundation today announced the award of $7.7 million in grants to 17 nonprofits across California. Of that, nearly $2.7 million will be used to support the healthcare safety net and catalyze health reform efforts, $4 million to improve patient care through health technology, and $1 million toward ending domestic violence.
We are making significant investments to support innovation across California that improves lives by strengthening the safety net, improving healthcare quality, and reducing teen dating violence, Crystal Hayling, BSCF president and CEO, said of the grants.
Highlights of the awards announced today include:
TodayÂ™s awards are BSCFÂ™s third quarter grants, which bring the FoundationÂ™s total giving to date for 2008 to almost $30 million. BSCF awarded a total of $29.1 million in grants in 2007.
Blue Shield of California Foundation is one of the largest healthcare grantmaking organizations in California. For more information, please visit the Web site at www.blueshieldcafoundation.org. The Foundation was formed by Blue Shield of California, a not-for-profit corporation with more than 3.2 million members, 4,300 employees and 20 offices throughout California. For more information about the company, please visit www.blueshieldca.com.
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