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 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.

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 $18 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

Upcoming deadlines:

  • June 15 — interim reports for 2017 funding due
  • June 11 through July 23 — application for 2018 funding is open
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 general eligibility requirements of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation

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 Jefferson Health — Children's Center
  • Albert Einstein Healthcare Network — Community Practice Clinic
  • Ann Silverman Community Health Clinic
  • Augustinian Defenders of the Rights of the Poor Unity Clinic
  • Bucks County Health Improvement Partnership — Lower Bucks Adult Health Clinic
  • ChesPenn Health Services, Inc. — Center for Family Health at Coatesville
  • ChesPenn Health Services, Inc. — Center for Family Health at Eastside
  • ChesPenn Health Services, Inc. — Center for Family Health at Upper Darby
  • Community Volunteers in Medicine
  • Congreso de Latinos Unidos — Congreso Health Center
  • Covenant House Pennsylvania — CHOP 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*
  • Esperanza Health Center, Inc. – Hunting Park*
  • Eagles Charitable Foundation — Eagles Eye Mobile
  • Face to Face — Health Center
  • Family Practice & Counseling Network — Abbottsford Falls Health Center
  • Family Practice & Counseling Network — Health Annex
  • Greater Philadelphia Health Action Dental
  • Gwynedd-Mercy University — Adult Health Center
  • Harcum College Dental Center
  • HealthLink Dental Clinic
  • Kids Smiles, Inc. — West Philadelphia Dental Center*
  • La Comunidad Hispana, Inc. Health Center
  • Mazzoni Center — Mazzoni Center Family and Community Medicine*
  • Pathways to Housing PA — Pathways Medical Clinic
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine — PCOM Healthcare Centers
  • Philadelphia FIGHT — Y-HEP and John Bell Health Centers
  • Project HOME — Stephen Klein Wellness Center*
  • Public Health Management Corporation — Care Clinic
  • Public Health Management Corporation — Mary Howard Health Center
  • Public Health Management Corporation— PHMC Health Connection
  • Public Health Management Corporation — Rising Sun Health Center
  • Puentes de Salud
  • Salus University — The Eye Institute
  • Spectrum Health Services, Inc. — Spectrum Community Health Center*
  • Mary Medical Center Foundation — Mother Bachmann Maternity Center and Children's Health Center*
  • Stephen & Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University*
  • The Clinic
  • Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania — Heart Health Bridge to Care
  • Visiting Nurse Association Community Services, Inc. — Ginny Coombs Children's Health Centers
  • Youth Service, Inc.

All Strengthening the Blue Safety Net grant recipients receive core support grant awards.

*denotes grantee is also a recipient of a target grant award