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BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation Grant

Grants to South Carolina Nonprofits, Agencies, and
IHEs for Health Programs and Research for the Underserved

GrantWatch ID#: 171435
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation

08/16/17 5:00 PM

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Grants to South Carolina nonprofit organizations, agencies, and educational and research institutions for health programs that support the economically vulnerable. The Foundation supports education, community service, and integrated research. Funding is intended for innovative programs that address gaps in health care and promote value-added public-private partnerships.

The following are the Foundation's investment strategies:

Access to Care:
- Support safety net providers to provide primary physical and mental health care
- Implement evidence-based or innovative models to increase accessibility of health care services

Building a Stronger Workforce for Health:
- Support projects to increase the number of healthcare professionals
- Support health care career development through evidence-based or innovative approaches to advance skills

Improving the Quality and Value of Health and Health Care:
- Quality improvement projects that yield cost and resource efficiencies through innovative approaches and solutions

Investing in the Health and Well-being of SC Children and Families:
- Support projects that foster environments and settings that encourage healthy eating and active lifestyles
- Support projects that focus on the integration of mental health and adverse childhood experiences
- Support projects that focus on population health improvement through intentional collaboration across multiple sectors to connect the non-health factors that influence health
- Support projects that address the issue of food insecurity

Research/Special Projects:
- Support projects to inform, influence, and support the Foundation's Investment Strategies and/or its Mission. These projects may fall outside of an established area of focus, yet would generate value-added information relevant to the health needs of the economically vulnerable population in South Carolina.

There is no maximum amount, but the proposed budget must justify the requested amount

All programs or research must be conducted in the state of South Carolina.

Letters of Intent will be accepted from:

- Nonprofit organizations that have a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status as determined by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
- Government agencies
- Educational/research institutions that are tax-exempt.

The Foundation will only accept one Letter of Intent during a grant cycle from a nonprofit organization. The Foundation will not accept an LOI from an organization that has an open grant on the date the Letter of Intent is due.

The Foundation will not issue grants to:

- Doctor, dentist or pharmacist salaries
- Capital campaigns
- Brick and mortar establishments
- Individuals
- Religious activities
- Political campaigns or activities that influence legislation
- Groups seeking funds to purchase tickets or tables at fundraising events
- Membership drives
- Sports tournaments
- One-time or annual events
- Raffles or auctions
- Other grant-making foundations

Application process:
The first step is to submit the two-page Letter of Intent form. It will be reviewed within approximately two weeks from the deadline date. The Foundation will invite appropriate candidates to submit a full application.

The Foundation Board reviews the applications approximately six weeks after the application due date.

Online access to the Fall 2017 Letter of Intent will be available July 1, 2017. The deadline to submit an LOI is 5:00 PM on August 16, 2017.

Eligibility Information can be found on the URL for Full Text link provided below.

Information on Investment Strategies:
http://www.bcbsscfoundation.org/apply.aspx

Application Process:
http://www.bcbsscfoundation.org/apply/applyforagrant.aspx

FAQs:
http://www.bcbsscfoundation.org/apply/faqsrelatedlinks.aspx

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Register and submit the Letter of Intent online between July 1 and August 16, 2017:
https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_1593?SA=SNA&FID=35055

Erika Kirby, Grants Manager
Phone: 803-264-1677
Email: erika.kirby@bcbssc.com

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USA: South Carolina

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