Community Innovation Grants

The Foundation is proud to present this new grant program to support innovative approaches to community health.

Details and requirements for consideration of a Community Innovation grant will be posted in the near future.

If you have any questions or need assistance with the application process, please contact ibxfoundation.org or 1-855-422-3386.

Community Innovation Grants

Community innovation grants fund new approaches to addressing community needs.

Providing support to new approaches that address community health needs

Community innovation grants support pilot projects that pursue innovative approaches to health-focused challenges in the community. Projects must approach an existing community need in a new way.

Application Deadlines

Independence Blue Cross Foundation is not accepting letters of interest at this time.

Building Healthier Communities eligibility requirements

Eligible organizations can submit requests once per calendar year and must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have current 501(c)3 status
  • Proposed programming must benefit populations or communities in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia counties
  • Have not received funding from the IBC Foundation for more than two consecutive years in a three-year period. For example: if grant awards are received in 2016 and 2017, an organization is ineligible to apply for funding in 2018.

Evaluation criteria

Funding requests up to $25,000 will be considered. Grant requests will be evaluated based on the following criteria. Organizations must:

  • Make a measurable and positive impact on the health of a specific community or population (defined as a geographic area, an ethnic group, or an age group)
  • Accomplish clearly defined goals as outlined in the grant application
  • Have a clear strategy and staffing to implement and manage the proposed project
  • Demonstrate fiscal responsibility through a detailed and realistic project budget
Application Deadlines

Independence Blue Cross Foundation is not accepting letters of interest at this time.

Building Healthier Communities application process

Independence Blue Cross Foundation is not accepting letters of interest at this time.

Application Deadlines

Independence Blue Cross Foundation is not accepting letters of interest at this time.

Building Healthier Communities 2017 grant recipients

  • Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • Bhutanese American Organization
  • Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia
  • Center for Grieving Children
  • Central Bucks YMCA
  • Gay Community Center of Philadelphia
  • Good Samaritan Shelter
  • Jewish Relief Agency
  • Mayor’s Fund for Philadelphia, Inc.
  • Meals on Wheels of Chester County
  • Mercy Neighborhood Ministries of Philadelphia
  • Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance
  • Michael P. Donatucci Foundation, Inc.
  • Nationalities Service Center of Philadelphia
  • Peoples Emergency Center
  • Philabundance
  • Philly Girls in Motion
  • Smith Memorial Playgrounds
  • Snider Hockey
  • Supportive Older Women’s Network
  • The Evoluer House
  • The Parkesburg POINT Youth Center
  • Travis Manion Foundation
  • Turning Points for Children
  • ULiftU
  • Veteran’s Multi-Service Center of Philadelphia
  • Women Organized Against Rape
  • YMCA Greater Brandywine