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Blue Shield foundation makes $9.1 million in Q2 grants
San Francisco Business Times

The Blue Shield of California Foundation, the philanthropic arm of San Francisco-based Blue Shield of California, is making $9.1 million second-quarter grants, many of them focusing on helping low-income Californians sign up for coverage under health reform. More than $5.3 million of the grants involve health care and coverage, including $2.1 million to the University of California, San Francisco to help train 25 “emerging community health leaders,” $252,000 to the Kaiser Family Foundation to survey low-income populations in the state, and another nearly $388,000 to UCSF “to expand research and tools available to safety net providers” to create integrated systems for caring for safety net populations.