Street Beats: Empowering Homeless Youth Through Music

In March, Covenant House Pennsylvania launched an innovative new program to help homeless youth gain confidence, develop critical life skills, and express their creativity in a supportive environment.

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National Volunteer Month: A volunteer shares her story

Nonprofit organizations, including many Independence Blue Cross Foundation (IBC Foundation) grantees, depend on the work that the volunteers do.

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IBC 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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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….

2015 grants support nursing education and help build healthier communities

Philadelphia, PA – September 16, 2015 The Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) announced that it awarded 57 grants in southeastern Pennsylvania, totaling nearly $1.8 million. The grants target three primary areas: Bolstering the health care workforce, addressing health priorities, and building healthier communities. “One of our top priorities continues to be supporting advanced nursing education,…

IBC Foundation president recognized for her commitment to improving community health

Philadelphia, PA – September 12, 2015 Lorina Marshall-Blake, president of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation, today was honored by the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association for her commitment to help create a sustainable culture of health in the region. The recognition was made at the AHA’s Silent No More Power of Laughter Health Conference held at First District Plaza in Philadelphia….