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We are proud of our employees who donated their time, talent and dollars to nonprofit organizations in California and Nepal this year.

2015 Shield Cares Campaigns

  • Food Bank campaign: addressing the hunger crisis in California

  • The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life 

  • Go Red for Women, American Heart Association. 

  • Project Homeless Connect, San Francisco

  • Nepal Disaster Relief

  • Domestic Violence Awareness

  • Think Pink, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

  • Our newly launched pro bono volunteer program

In total, Blue Shield and its caring employees donated more than $300,000 to California nonprofit organizations focused on health and wellness, environmental issues, and domestic violence.

Community Involvement

Our Compassion is Our Strength

For us, that's not just a phrase, but a way of life. Our company culture is marked by a strong spirit of empoyee volunteerism and fundraising.

Shield Cares

Shield Cares

The centerpiece of our community involvement program is the volunteerism of thousands of Blue Shield employees who invest in making California communities stronger and healthier.

Matching Gifts

Blue Shield matches all employee donations to California based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations focused on health, human service, domestic violence prevention and awareness, and environmental, dollar for dollar, up to $1,000 per year.

Corporate Giving

In addition to the company's annual support for Blue Shield of California Foundation, Blue Shield also allocates a portion of our annual budget for charitable contributions.

Board of Directors Service

To further impact the communities where employees live and work, Blue Shield promotes and facilitates board service by our leaders, including a Board Service Matching Program for employees who serve on boards of our strategic nonprofit partners.


Another way we invest in the health of our community is by providing academic financial assistance to qualified dependent children and grandchildren of employees of Blue Shield of California and our subsidiaries.