Grant Programs

Healthy Futures

Creating Healthy Habits for Life

The Independence Blue Cross Foundation Healthy Futures Initiative (Healthy Futures) was a three-year program and research study aimed at improving childhood health and wellness. IBC Foundation partnered with 25 elementary schools throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania to teach 1,000 students and their families how to "Eat Right," "Get Fit," and "Stay Well." Regional and national experts in childhood wellness provided tools and resources to empower healthy habits.

Throughout this initiative, the IBC Foundation worked with Drexel University Department of Nutrition Sciences to perform a health study on students in the Philadelphia area. The purpose of the study was to compare the data of students in the Greater Philadelphia area to regional and national standards. We anticipate sharing the final results of this groundbreaking research in fall 2016.

Healthy Futures Resources

See the Healthy Futures program in action


Our Partners

Garces Foundation

Vetri Foundation

Greener Partners

Villanova University

Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia Fredoms

Drexel University

GoNoodle

Share Nourishing Community

Philadelphia 76ers

Fit Essentials

The Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh