We awarded $1.4 million to 15 Organizations to Build Stronger Domestic Violence Organizations in California - Women's Foundation California

SAN FRANCISCO, August 30, 2012 — The Women’s Foundation of California is pleased to announce the 15 organizations receiving organizational strength grants totaling $1.4 million. The awards are a partnership between Women’s Foundation of California and Blue Shield of California Foundation’s Strong Field Project, a multi-year effort to build a more effective, coordinated network of domestic violence service providers in California.

This is the second round of funding provided to organizations selected through a competitive process. The projects represent promising models for domestic violence organizations, including: social enterprise ventures, education and policy advocacy, and new models of shared leadership.

“We’ve already seen results from Cohort I,” said Judy Patrick, President and CEO of the Women’s Foundation of California. “In the previous two years we’ve seen organizations review and redesign their organizational leadership models; carry out mergers to better serve families through holistic trauma-informed service models; and develop tools to leverage technology and deliver faster and more responsive services to their clients.”

The following organizations are the selected grantees:


Center for a Non-Violent Community, Sonora

Center for Violence-Free Relationships, Placerville

Shasta County Women's Refuge, Redding


Family Violence Law Center, Oakland

Korean Community Center of the East Bay, Oakland

MAITRI, San Jose

Stand for Families Free of Violence, Concord


My Sister’s House, Sacramento


East Los Angeles Women's Center, East Los Angeles

Center for Pacific Asian Family Inc., Los Angeles

Jenesse Center, Los Angeles

YWCA of San Gabriel Valley, Los Angeles


Center for Community Solutions, San Diego

Community Resource Center, Encinitas

Interval House, Seal Beach


About the Women’s Foundation of California

The Women’s Foundation of California is a publicly supported grant making foundation that invests in women as a key strategy for creating a California where all communities are economically secure and can thrive. Since 1979, the Foundation has awarded more than $30 million to over 1,200 community-based organizations in each region of the state.

About Blue Shield of California Foundation

As the state’s largest private funder of domestic violence (DV) services and prevention, Blue Shield of California Foundation is dedicated to ending domestic violence in California. Since 2002, Blue Shield Against Violence has invested $30 million in DV services and prevention, including more than $11 million in general operating support for over 100 DV organizations across California. For more information, visit: www.blueshieldcafoundation.org.

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