Blue Safety Net Grant

Blue Safety Net grants are awarded by the Independence Blue Cross Foundation to nonprofit, privately funded community health centers that provide free or affordable care to our local communities.

The 2019 Blue Safety Net application is now closed. Please check back in June 2020 for information on the next funding cycle.

Blue Safety Net County Snapshot

The Blue Safety Net County Snapshot is the first in a series of briefs designed to spark conversation about the network of health centers in the southeastern Pennsylvania region. This data brief details the community impact of Blue Safety Net-supported health centers in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties.

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Strengthening health care by strengthening the health care safety net

Since 2011, the Blue Safety Net program has awarded more than $20 million to community health centers that:

  • Increase access to care in medically underserved communities
  • Improve patient coordination and communication among community health centers
  • Develop innovative approaches that achieve sustainability
  • Promote projects that address specific health care gaps and obstacles to care
Blue Safety Net County Snapshot

The Blue Safety Net County Snapshot is the first in a series of briefs designed to spark conversation about the network of health centers in the southeastern Pennsylvania region. This data brief details the community impact of Blue Safety Net-supported health centers in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties.

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Blue Safety Net eligibility requirements

Blue Safety Net grants are awarded to support the following:

  • General operations. These grants support operating expenses that are critical in the delivery of care.
  • Special projects. These grants support projects or programs that seek to expand access to health care within a defined population, improve chronic conditions, reduce specific health care disparities, and/or educate parents to encourage appropriate use of medical resources.

Guidelines

Organizations may request up to $100,000 to fund general operations or a special project. To be eligible for a Blue Safety Net grant, an organization must:

  • Be a nonprofit, privately-funded health clinic or health center (note: a clinic may receive federal funding as part of its revenues)
  • Provide free or nominal-fee primary medical, dental, or vision services to the uninsured and underserved
  • Be located in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia county
  • Have a mission that aligns with that of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation
  • Meet the Independence Blue Cross Foundation's general eligibility guidelines

Evaluation criteria

An organization’s grant request is evaluated based on the following:

  • Access to quality health care services
  • Increasing or expanding delivery of care
  • Improving the health and wellbeing of populations served
  • Reducing identified barriers to health care
  • Sustainable funding, innovative and collaborative partnerships
Blue Safety Net County Snapshot

The Blue Safety Net County Snapshot is the first in a series of briefs designed to spark conversation about the network of health centers in the southeastern Pennsylvania region. This data brief details the community impact of Blue Safety Net-supported health centers in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties.

Learn More

Blue Safety Net application process

Applications must be submitted electronically. If you are a new applicant, you will be required to set up an account. Please follow the directions on the grant application site.

The Blue Safety Net application process opens June 11 and closes July 23. Apply now.

If you have any questions or need assistance with the application process, please contact ibxfoundation.org or 1-855-422-3386.

The Blue Safety Net application process opens June 11 and closes July 23.

Blue Safety Net County Snapshot

The Blue Safety Net County Snapshot is the first in a series of briefs designed to spark conversation about the network of health centers in the southeastern Pennsylvania region. This data brief details the community impact of Blue Safety Net-supported health centers in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties.

Learn More

2018 Blue Safety Net grant recipients

  • Abington Hospital Dental Clinic
  • Abington Health Children's Clinic
  • Albert Einstein Healthcare Network Community Practice Center
  • Ann Silverman Community Health Clinic
  • Augustinian Defenders Of The Rights Of The Poor Unity Clinic
  • ChesPenn Health Services Center for Family Health at Coatesville
  • ChesPenn Health Services Center for Family Health at Eastside
  • ChesPenn Health Services Center for Family Health at Upper Darby
  • Community Volunteers in Medicine
  • Congreso de Latinos Unidos Congreso Health Center
  • Covenant House Pennsylvania Connections Clinic
  • Delaware Valley Community Health, Inc. Fairmount Primary Care Center
  • Delaware Valley Community Health, Inc. Girard Medical Center
  • Delaware Valley Community Health, Inc. Maria de los Santos Health Center
  • Delaware Valley Community Health, Inc. Norristown Regional Health Center
  • Delaware Valley Community Health, Inc. Sharon Hill
  • Esperanza Health Center, Inc.
  • Face to Face Health Center
  • Family Practice and Counseling Network Abbottsford Falls
  • Family Practice and Counseling Network Health Annex
  • Greater Philadelphia Health Action, Inc. Southeast Health Center
  • Gwynedd Mercy University Adult Health Center
  • Harcum College The Cohen Dental Center
  • HealthLink Dental Clinic
  • Kids Smiles, Inc.
  • La Comunidad Hispana, Inc.
  • Manor College Dental Center
  • Mazzoni Center
  • Pathways to Housing PA Medical Clinic
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Health Centers
  • Philadelphia FIGHT — FIGHT Pediatrics & Broad Street Ministry
  • Public Health Management Corporation Care Clinic
  • Public Health Management Corporation Health Center at Temple
  • Public Health Management Corporation Health Connection
  • Public Health Management Corporation Mary Howard Health Center
  • Public Health Management Corporation Rising Sun Health Center
  • Project HOME Stephen Klein Wellness Center
  • Puentes de Salud
  • Salus University The Eye Institute
  • Spectrum Health Services, Inc.
  • St. Christopher’s Foundation for Children Community Oral Health Initiative
  • St. Mary Mother Bachmann Maternity Center & Children's Health Center
  • St. Mary Adult Health Center
  • Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University
  • The Clinic
  • Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania Heart Health Bridge to Care
  • VNA Community Services, Inc. Ginny Coombs Children's Health Center
  • Youth Services, Inc.