Women's Foundation California and Blue Shield of California Featured in Inside Philanthropy

Women Face Amplified Risks in the Pandemic. Funders Are Responding

“Many women face multiple challenges during the pandemic, including increased family responsibilities, domestic abuse, job loss, poverty, and risk of illness in frontline jobs. Women are carrying out essential work like nursing, food service, child care or cleaning without adequate protective equipment, paid leave or healthcare. And women are taking on even more of society’s informal caretaking roles, even as their access to support networks, social services and reproductive healthcare diminish…

The Blue Shield of California Foundation is dedicating $6.8 million to support Californians impacted by COVID-19. The Women’s Foundation California will receive $1.45 million of this money in support of domestic violence shelter organizations. It runs a general Relief and Resilience Fund that offers flexible rapid-response funding to grantees. Also, it will continue to support its Women’s Policy Institute participants and their policy efforts through online programs. “

Read the complete article at Inside Philanthropy.

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