Ocean Park Community Center in Santa Monica will receive $35,000 in core funding from Blue Shield of California Foundation (BSCF) to support its capacity to provide services and assist survivors of domestic violence (DV) in Southern California.
The grant is part of the Foundation’s efforts to strengthen DV organizations in California and provide the working capital the field needs to respond to new challenges and opportunities.
“The ongoing work of OPCC is integral to achieve our collective mission to end domestic violence in California,” said Peter Long, Ph.D., president and CEO of BSCF. “This flexible funding helps to sustain DV agencies and programs, and ultimately ensures that those most in need continue to have access to critical services.”
Across California, more than 100 DV agencies are engaged day-to-day in the struggle to serve and advocate for thousands of victims, survivors, and their families. Core support grants validate the essential role of these organizations and enable those working on the front lines to focus on achieving their mission.
John Maceri, Executive Director of OPCC, said OPCC was very grateful for the continued support of Blue Shield in our work to address the devastating impacts of domestic violence on victims and their families.
“They have been a consistent leader in the funder community on this issue, and their commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of those we serve is admirable,” Maceri said.
As the state’s largest private funder of domestic violence services and prevention, Blue Shield of California Foundation is dedicated to ending domestic violence in California. Since 2002, Blue Shield Against Violence has invested over $36 million in DV services and prevention, including more than $14 million in general operating support for over 100 DV organizations across California.