Independence Blue Cross Foundation Celebrates Five Years of Promises Made, Promises Kept

We are proud to recognize the first five years of the Foundation’s promise to our community through our bold initiatives, with our partners, and for the people we serve.

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‘Clínica de Migrantes’ follows the patients and workers at Puentes de Salud in South Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA – August 9, 2016 –The Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) celebrated National Health Center Week with a private screening of an award-winning new film Clínica de Migrantes: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The documentary follows the workers and patients of Puentes de Salud,…

Foundation funds scholarships at 21 area nursing programs and hosts 10-week internship program

Philadelphia, PA — August 9, 2016 — Today the Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) has committed over $1.5 million to fund undergraduate, graduate and doctoral nursing students at 21 schools in southeastern Pennsylvania. The investment is part of the Foundation’s Nurses for Tomorrow initiative,…

Grants totaling nearly $180,000 help 15 organizations build healthier communities

Philadelphia, PA – July 13, 2016 – Today the Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) announced 15 grants totaling nearly $180,000 through its Building Healthier Communities program. The grants are aimed at improving the health and wellness of more than 10,000 residents across southeastern Pennsylvania,…

Funding increased access to care, supported nursing education, helped build healthier communities, and reduced childhood obesity

Philadelphia, PA – February 12, 2016 – The Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) awarded more than 130 grants in southeastern Pennsylvania during 2015 totaling $6.2 million. The grants targeted four primary areas: increasing access to quality, affordable care in medically underserved areas;…

This new program supported by the Independence Blue Cross Foundation

Philadelphia, PA – February 11, 2016 – The Community Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM) will host a ribbon cutting during the Open House of their mobile dental expansion program at Surrey Services for Seniors. Surrey Services for Seniors is the first of two mobile dental expansion programs that CVIM will implement this year….
Philadelphia, PA – December 21, 2015 The Journal of Change, an award-winning Independence Blue Cross Foundation produced publication that showcases innovation and insights in health care, has received five awards for its spring 2014 issue. Titled “Leading to the Top,” the issue profiles effective, visionary leaders — headlined by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey,…

2015 grants build capacity of health centers and support healthier communities

Philadelphia, PA – December 17, 2015 The Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) today announced its second major wave of funding that includes 74 grants in southeastern Pennsylvania, totaling nearly $3.3 million. The grants target three primary areas: strengthening the health care safety net,…
Philadelphia, PA – November 20, 2015


The Independence Blue Cross Foundation and SHARE, its newest “Eat Right” Healthy Futures partner, will provide more than 60 Thanksgiving dinner packages to local families in north Philadelphia to help them enjoy an affordable, healthy, and delicious Thanksgiving dinner. SHARE provides healthy, affordable foods in low-income Healthy Futures school neighborhoods through farmer’s markets and SHARE below-retail grocery packages….

Paradigms in Nursing Leadership will focus on nurses’ evolving role in today’s health care environment, the effect on patient care, and nurses as future leaders of change

Philadelphia, PA – November 3, 2015 –The Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) and the National League for Nursing (NLN) will cohost a national conference, Paradigms in Nursing Leadership,…

Students participating as part of the Foundation’s ‘Healthy Futures’ program

Philadelphia, PA – October 12, 2015 What: The Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) and Philadelphia Union will host 80 fourth and fifth grade students — and their parents — from Healthy Futures schools at an after-school soccer clinic at PPL Park, the Philadelphia Union’s home stadium….