The Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) announced grants more than $2.75 million through its Blue Safety Net and Building Healthier Communities programs. The grants are aimed at population health and strengthening the delivery of health care.
Blue Safety Net
Through the Blue Safety Net program, the Foundation funds private, nonprofit health centers that provide affordable access to quality care in underserved areas. In its latest round of funding, the Foundation awarded more than $2.6 million in grants to 44 health centers that serve nearly 200,000 individuals in southeastern Pennsylvania. Two organizations were awarded Blue Safety Net grants for the first time: Greater Philadelphia Health Action and the dental clinic at Harcum College. In addition, the Foundation supported eight capacity building projects for health center sustainability.
Building Healthier Communities
Through its Building Healthier Communities program, the Foundation awarded grants totaling $155,500 to 12 organizations southeastern Pennsylvania. These grants support nonprofits that serve the diverse health and wellness needs of underserved populations, including veterans, youth, minority and vulnerable individuals.