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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Local health centers define priorities through Blue Safety Net Needs Assessment conducted by Drexel University School of Public Health

Philadelphia, PA – September 2, 2015 The Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) has committed $1.5 million in grants over the next three years to meet the increased demand for access to primary care and improve models of care in regional safety net health centers….

Dr. Nancy Milio, pioneer of public health, visits Philadelphia to speak with local health center leaders

Philadelphia, PA – August 8, 2015 WHAT: The Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) is marking National Health Center Week by hosting a discussion with Dr. Nancy Milio a 77-year-old retired public health nurse, originator of public health policy,…

Second cohort, selected to participate in Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars program

Philadelphia, PA – July 30, 2015 The Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) has announced the next three Foundation Nurse Scholars who will participate in the Future of Nursing Scholars program, an initiative created by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to increase the number of Ph.D.-prepared nurses in the United States….

Independence Blue Cross Foundation Community Report showcases 2014 support Foundation awards totaling $5.4 million promotes childhood wellness, assists community health centers, supports nursing education, and invests in worthy partner organizations.

Philadelphia, PA – June 1, 2015 – The Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) provides vital support for our region through its funding for community health center clinics,…

Philadelphia 76ers host basketball clinics at three elementary schools

Philadelphia, PA – May 21, 2015 WHAT: The Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) and Philadelphia 76ers will host basketball clinics at three area elementary schools as part of the Healthy Futures Initiative, a three-year, nearly $3 million comprehensive, collaborative approach to combating obesity and improving childhood wellness in Southeastern Pennsylvania….

Fifth graders from Montgomery County and Philadelphia visit Chef Jose Garces’ Luna Farm

Philadelphia, PA – May 19, 2015 What: The Independence Blue Cross Foundation (The Foundation) and Garces Foundation, a Foundation Healthy Futures Initiative “Eat Right” partner, are hosting an event at The Garces Luna Farm for 60 fifth graders from St. Joseph the Protector School in Montgomery County and St….

Students from Healthy Futures schools throughout the Philadelphia region celebrate health and fitness at April 8 game

Philadelphia, PA – April 8, 2015 What: The Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) and the Philadelphia 76ers hosted fourth through sixth graders in the Philadelphia region at a Sixers game versus the Washington Wizards on April 8….
Philadelphia, PA – April 1, 2015 When: Wednesday April 1, 2015 10:00-11:16 A.M. (76 minutes) Who: Sixers Ambassador of Basketball World B. Free Sixers mascot Franklin Members of the Sixers Phlight Squad 25 fifth grade students participating in the Independence Blue Cross Healthy Futures Initiative Where: Drexel Neumann Academy 1901 Potter Street Chester, PA 19013 Details: The Philadelphia 76ers and Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) will bring Sixers Ambassador of Basketball,…

IBC Foundation president recognized for her leadership, philanthropy, and volunteerism

Philadelphia, PA – March 25, 2015 — Lorina Marshall-Blake, president of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation, today received the 2015 Women’s Initiative Award during United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey’s (UWGPSNJ) Women’s Initiative Gala at the Crystal Tea Room. The Gala supports Girls Today,…

Philadelphia Freedoms’ Lisa Raymond hosts tennis clinic at St. Gabriel School on February 6

Philadelphia, PA – February 6, 2015 What: The Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) brings Philadelphia Freedoms to South Philadelphia’s St. Gabriel School. Philadelphia Freedoms is part of the Foundation’s “Get Fit” focus of its Healthy Futures initiative. Former number one player in the world and 11-time Grand Slam Champion Lisa Raymond,…