San Francisco, CA (August, 14, 2015) – Blue Shield of California Foundation announced a grant of $20,000 to Wild Iris Family Counseling and Crisis Center to strengthen their capacity to provide critical services and shelter for survivors of domestic violence in Inyo and Mono Counties. These core operating funds offer the flexibility to respond to changes and challenges as they arise, so that vital community organizations like Wild Iris can continue to reach many of the most vulnerable Californians.
“It is a privilege partner with and support California’s network of domestic violence service providers, including Wild Iris” said Peter Long, Ph.D., president and CEO of Blue Shield of California Foundation. “Their role in the community is absolutely essential, and we are committed to ensuring they have the resources they need to continue serving domestic violence survivors and their families.”
The Foundation understands the importance of unrestricted core operating funds, which can help domestic violence agencies cover important organizational costs during a time when public resources remain scarce.
This funding is part of a group of grants designed to empower California’s domestic service providers and help them continue to make a difference in the lives of thousands of women, children, and families across the state.