Fostering Innovation

Making meaningful progress toward our mission to end domestic violence will require visionary ideas and approaches.

From tools and technologies to non-traditional partnerships, we're supporting promising innovations that have the potential to advance the entire field. This includes funding to bridge the divide between healthcare and domestic violence. Doctors and nurses have not only proven to be a trusted source for many survivors, but a provider’s role in early intervention can have a significant impact on preventing future abuse across a patient’s lifespan. Preventing DV also includes efforts to teach healthy relationship habits early in life.

To this end, the Foundation supports a successful teen-dating-violence prevention program that uses innovative approaches to reach middle schoolers before relationship violence develops in adulthood. The Foundation is also investing in new models to enhance DV agencies’ ability to respond in a culturally appropriate way to the needs of California’s growing and diverse survivor population.

Learn more about how we're fostering innovation below: