No. 20: Blue Shield of California Foundation

No. 20: Blue Shield of California Foundation

Total given: $29.8 million (2008)

As one of the largest private health-care philanthropies in California, Blue Shield of California Foundation aims to make health care effective, safe, and accessible for Californians, and to help end domestic violence. The foundation, founded in 1989, is focused on supporting community health centers and domestic violence shelters with core support, capacity-building, and leadership development.