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.

  • Thought leadership. We act as a leading voice in addressing the greatest challenges facing our health care system.
  • Innovation. We redefine the health care system to deliver quality, accessible, and affordable care to all.
  • Collaboration. We work together with all stakeholders to address the needs of our community.
  • Engagement. We raise awareness and empower our neighbors to take a more active role in the health of their community.
  • Sustainability. We support the growth of a stronger and more viable health care system for future generations.

What we fund

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

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 provide access to 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.

Community Innovation Grants

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.

Addressing Health Priorities

The Addressing Health Priorities program initiative is aimed at sustainable solutions to our nation's most pressing health issues. Through this program, we partner with experts and invest in community-driven research to address national health trends locally. Together, with our partners and community stakeholders, we've designed innovative approaches that tackle national health trends.

  • STOP: The Supporting Treatment and Overdose Prevention (STOP) initiative responds to the alarming increase in prescription drug and opioid use initiation/dependence.
  • Healthy Hearts: The Healthy Hearts initiative increased awareness and access to lifesaving methods that improve survival rates from sudden cardiac arrest.
  • Healthy Futures: The Healthy Futures initiative was a collaborative, school-based childhood wellness program and research study to reverse the obesity epidemic.

Community Report

We’re proud to support organizations dedicated to improving the health of the community through leadership, collaboration, and innovation.

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