Grant Programs

Blue Safety Net Eligibility Guidelines

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.

Unrestricted funding

Guidelines

General operations: These grants provide core support for operating expenses that are critical in the delivery of care.

Organizations may request up to $100,000.

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 one of the five counties (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia) in southeastern Pennsylvania
  • Have a mission that aligns with that of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation
  • Meet the general eligibility guidelines 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

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