IBC Foundation announces nearly $1.7M in nursing education and community health and wellness grants

by / Thursday, 20 July 2017 / Published in Community Health

The Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) announced nearly $1.7 million in funding to support its Building Healthier Communities and Bolstering the Health Care Workforce programs. The grants are aimed at supporting nursing education and improving the health and wellness of more than 10,000 residents across southeastern Pennsylvania, including seniors, children, and diverse underserved populations.

Twenty-one nursing schools are the recipients of Nurses for Tomorrow grants, including first time grantee Penn State Abington. These grants are awarded as part of the Bolstering the Health Care Workforce program and fund scholarships for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral nursing students. To date, the Foundation has awarded nearly $9 million in nursing scholarship grants.

In this latest cycle of Building Healthier Communities grant funding, the Foundation supported 16 organizations:


IBC Foundation
The Foundation is a charitable, private foundation, whose mission is leading solutions for a healthier community.

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