Blue Shield of California Foundation believes that examining the impact of our work is critical to achieving our goals: making health care accessible, effective, and affordable, and ending domestic violence. Through external evaluations of our grantmaking, we are gaining a clearer picture of how our funding affects grantees and the populations they serve.Through this process of learning and evaluation, we are better equipped to respond to urgent needs, while making the most of each dollar.
But, impact is not measured solely in the number of dollars distributed. By understanding our own, as well as our grantees’ accomplishments, impact, and challenges, Blue Shield of California Foundation aims to inform the fields we care about, and shape policy and practice to support our goals.
Grantee Perception Report
Blue Shield of California Foundation has engaged The Center for Effective Philanthropy to survey grantees, gathering anonymous feedback about the impact of the various components of the Foundation’s work, including grantmaking processes, communications, and public policy. The resulting grantee perceptions were then compared to those of other foundations across the country and compiled into a comprehensive assessment known as the Grantee Perception Report®. Learn More
Funding With an Oversized Impact — Blue Shield Against Violence Core Support Initiative 2008-2010
This report, prepared for Blue Shield of California Foundation by Touchstone Consulting, explores both how and why BSAV core support funding has had an impact on domestic violence service providers. Information for this report was drawn from reports submitted by 2008 – 2010 BSAV Core Support Initiative grantees. This report paints a dramatic picture of the needs of domestic violence service providers and the important impact that even modest investments of private funding can make for agencies that provide essential safety net services. Read the report
Impact of Core Support Grants to Clinics, Health Care and Coverage program
To understand the impact core support funding has on individual clinics, the Foundation commissioned LFA Group to develop and administer a long-term evaluation plan. In 2007, a baseline assessment was completed and released to the field. The 2009 report is a follow-up evaluation to the baseline report that outlines the impacts and trends of core operating support to community clinics over time. Read the report