Community Innovation Grants

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

Details and requirements for consideration of a Community Innovation grant will be posted in the near future.

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.

Application Deadlines

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

Community Innovation Grants eligibility guidelines

Eligible organizations can submit requests once per calendar year and must meet the following criteria:

  • A representative must attend the Innovation in Nonprofit Sector workshop on June 27, 2018.
  • Must submit an on-time and complete application that is focused on improving community health. Organizations are limited to one application per cycle.
  • 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.
  • Organizations must satisfy the IBC Foundation General Eligibility criteria:
    • Be classified as tax-exempt nonprofit under Section 501c(3) of the IRS code
    • Be located in and/or serve the five counties in southeastern Pennsylvania: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties
    • Have a mission that aligns with the goals and funding priorities of the IBC Foundation
    • Be able to identify specific, measurable, short and long-term goals for the project

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

Application Deadlines

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

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.

Our organization missed the Innovation in Nonprofit Sector 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 $25,000 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 Innovation in the Nonprofit Sector 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.

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.

Application Deadlines

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

Building Healthier Communities 2017 grant recipients

  • Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • Bhutanese American Organization
  • Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia
  • Center for Grieving Children
  • Central Bucks YMCA
  • Gay Community Center of Philadelphia
  • Good Samaritan Shelter
  • Jewish Relief Agency
  • Mayor’s Fund for Philadelphia, Inc.
  • Meals on Wheels of Chester County
  • Mercy Neighborhood Ministries of Philadelphia
  • Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance
  • Michael P. Donatucci Foundation, Inc.
  • Nationalities Service Center of Philadelphia
  • Peoples Emergency Center
  • Philabundance
  • Philly Girls in Motion
  • Smith Memorial Playgrounds
  • Snider Hockey
  • Supportive Older Women’s Network
  • The Evoluer House
  • The Parkesburg POINT Youth Center
  • Travis Manion Foundation
  • Turning Points for Children
  • ULiftU
  • Veteran’s Multi-Service Center of Philadelphia
  • Women Organized Against Rape
  • YMCA Greater Brandywine