Since 2011, the Independence Blue Cross Foundation has lead sustainable solutions to improve the health and wellbeing of the community. The Foundation expands upon the nearly 80-year commitment of Independence Blue Cross to improve the health and well-being of our neighbors in southeastern Pennsylvania.
At the heart of all we do is a set of core principles.
The IBC Foundation funds programs and initiatives that advance caring for our region’s most vulnerable, enhance health care delivery, and build healthy communities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We’re working to transform community health through a growing number of collaborative relationships.Learn More