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The Fuller Project Receives Support from Blue Shield of California Foundation to Sustain Coverage of Economic Security and Mobility in California

January 18, 2022

The Fuller Project, the global nonprofit newsroom dedicated to groundbreaking journalism about women, has received renewed support from the Blue Shield of California Foundation to further in-depth journalism through a gender equity lens on economic security and mobility in California, particularly for communities of color with low incomes.

“We are grateful for Blue Shield of California Foundation’s continued support of our mission, allowing us to raise awareness, expose injustice and spur accountability for millions of Californians,” said Xanthe Scharff, co-founder and CEO of The Fuller Project. “Women who face race and class bias have been particularly excluded from representation in the news. Telling their stories is essential.”

“We are excited to support The Fuller Project whose solutions we believe can be spread and scaled to more communities of color with low incomes,” said Debbie I. Chang, MPH, president and CEO of Blue Shield of California Foundation.

The Fuller Project was founded on the belief that news coverage must represent the views of all individuals. When it does, journalism can fulfill its promise of helping to create a fully informed citizenry. Journalism has the power to inform, to expose abuses of power and human rights, and to inspire urgent action. Yet when the voices, stories and perspectives of women are disproportionately left out, the result is reporting that reinforces bias.

Blue Shield of California Foundation supports lasting and equitable solutions to make California the healthiest state and end domestic violence. When we work together to remove the barriers to health and well-being, especially for Californians most affected, we can create a more just and equitable future. For more information, visit: www.blueshieldcafoundation.org.

For more information on how you can support The Fuller Project’s work, please visit www.fullerproject.org.

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