Areas of Impact

Since 2011, the Independence Blue Cross Foundation has led sustainable solutions to improve the health and well-being of the community. The Foundation expands upon the nearly 80-year commitment of Independence Blue Cross to improve the health and well-being of our neighbors in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Our core principles

At the heart of all we do is a set of core principles.

  • Equity We connect research, programs, and policy to advance health equity.
  • Thought leadership. We act as a leading voice in addressing the greatest challenges facing our health care system.
  • Innovation. We innovate to change policies and practices that impede good health.
  • Collaboration. We collaborate with stakeholders to advance the well-being of the region.
  • Sustainability. We lead strategic and sustainable initiatives that positively impact the health of people.

What we fund

The IBC Foundation awards grants to community-based organizations that focus on access to care, the health care workforce, and national health issues — such as the opioid epidemic and mental health crisis.

Strengthening the Blue Safety Net

The IBC Foundation has a longstanding commitment to investing in the health care safety net. Through our Blue Safety Net program, we award grants to nonprofit, private community health centers that increase access to culturally competent health care in medically underserved areas.

Bolstering the Health Care Workforce

The IBC Foundation understands the vital role nurses play in every facet of the healthcare system. With degrees that can take you from the bedside to the boardroom, our Nurses For Tomorrow program helps build the pipeline of the next generation of nurses and nurse leaders through education scholarships, experiential learning opportunities, and professional development.

Supporting Treatment and Overdose Prevention (STOP)

The Foundation has created a more inclusive treatment and recovery environment through our Someone You KnowTM anti-stigma campaign, best practice research on overdose, and grants to community-based programs through the STOP (Supporting Treatment and Overdose Prevention) initiative.

Mental Health

The Foundation supports innovative models designed to address mental health issues in our community. We partner across sectors to leverage technology to improve the delivery of behavioral health services for youth and nurses.

Community Report

Since 2011, we've made an Intentional Impact by awarding charitable grants to over 200 nonprofits to support initiatives that address access to care and reduce health disparities.

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