Community Innovation Grants

The Foundation is proud to present this new grant program to support innovative approaches to community health.

Applications for Community Innovation Grants are now closed. Please check back in April for information on the next cycle.

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

Community Innovation Grants

Community innovation grants fund new approaches to addressing community needs.

Providing support to new approaches that address community health needs

Community innovation grants support pilot projects that pursue innovative approaches to health-focused challenges in the community. Projects must approach an existing community need in a new way.

Community Innovation Grants

Community innovation grants fund new approaches to addressing community needs.

Community Innovation Grants eligibility criteria

Eligible organizations can receive funding only once per calendar year and must meet the following criteria:

  • A representative must attend a Community Innovation Grant Workshop for the current grant cycle.
  • Must submit an on-time and complete application that is focused on improving community health.
  • Must have matching grant funds. A pledge letter or letter of support that reflects the amount(s) and source(s) of the match grant must accompany the application.
  • Must be a pilot project that addresses a common health issue in a new approach.
  • Organizations must satisfy the IBC Foundation general eligibility guidelines.
Community Innovation Grants

Community innovation grants fund new approaches to addressing community needs.

Community Innovation Grants FAQ

What are Community Innovation Grants?
Community Innovation Grants support new ideas and approaches to improve community health. For a request to be considered as innovative, it must align with the following:

  • Is a pilot project or extension of a successful pilot that uses an innovative approach to improve the care delivery model or improves access to care in solving a community health need.
  • Has a matching amount of grant funds from a donor(s) or entity(ies) for the amount of funding requested.
  • Is a collaboration between new or existing partners. Partnerships must be established with a memorandum of understanding for the duration.
  • Attending the Community Innovation Workshop is a prerequisite for any organization to begin the application process.

Our organization missed the Community Innovation Workshop. Can I still apply?
No. Community Innovation Grants is a new ongoing grant program. Check back for future grant cycles and associated workshops.

How much funding will be awarded?
Grant funding up to $50,000 will be awarded for a grant term of 12 months.

My organization is already partnering with another organization. Would this be considered an eligible collaboration?
Yes. You will need to provide a PDF of the memorandum of understanding signed by both organizations.

When does the application open?
Attendees of the Community Innovation Workshop who expressed interest in the Community Innovation Grants will be informed of the application open date via email.

What kind of documentation is required for matching grants?
An executed PDF from the matching entity(ies) indicating the amount, fiscal year of disbursement, and associated pilot program for which the match will be provided.

Community Innovation Grants

Community innovation grants fund new approaches to addressing community needs.

Community Innovation Grant recipients

  • Center in the Park
  • Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations
Application Deadlines

Independence Blue Cross Foundation is not accepting letters of interest at this time.

Building Healthier Communities application process

Independence Blue Cross Foundation is not accepting letters of interest at this time.