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
SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
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.