Grant Programs

Grant Programs

Securing the Blue Safety Net

The Independence Blue Cross Foundation has a longstanding commitment to investing in the health care safety net. Through our Blue Safety Net initiative, we award grants to nonprofit, private community health centers that provide access to quality, affordable health care in medically underserved areas.

Bolstering the Health Care Workforce

In order to provide the highest quality care, we need to strengthen the nursing, primary care, and allied health workforces through education, career development, and research. Nurses are an integral part of the health care system and their role continues to evolve. Our Nurses For Tomorrow program supports nursing education to help increase the number of nurses pursuing faculty roles or clinical practice.

Building Healthier Communities

We consider requests from eligible community organizations for funding support for a broad range of programs and projects that positively impact the health and wellness of our community. Under the Building Healthier Communities grant program, we have funded projects in areas such as education, fitness, technology, and research.

Addressing Health Priorities

The Addressing Health Priorities program initiative is aimed at sustainable solutions to our nation's most pressing health issues. Through this program, we partner with experts and invest in community-driven research to address national health trends locally. Together, with our partners and community stakeholders, we've designed innovative approaches that tackle national health trends.

  • STOP: The Supporting Treatment and Overdose Prevention initiative responds to the alarming increase in presription drug and opioid use initiation/dependence.
  • Healthy Hearts: Aims to increase awareness and access to lifesaving methods that improve survival rates from sudden cardiac arrest.
  • Healthy Futures: The IBC Healthy Futures Initiative (Healthy Futures) was a collaborative, school-based childhood wellness program and research study to reverse the obesity epidemic.

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