Community Trust

COMMUNITY TRUST The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust is a social welfare organization. It was formed in 1999 and began operation in January of 2000 in accordance with 26 U.S.C. 501 (c)(4). MISSION STATEMENT As a charitable foundation licensee, our mission is to support the communities we serve through charitable giving. We give preference to programs that can be tracked and measured to prove they are making a positive impact. FUNDING PRIORITY Community Trust contribution dollars are based on formal, stated criteria that reflect and reinforce our corporate purpose, beliefs and principles. These priorities include: • Access to Care/the Uninsured • Disease Management - Prevention & Early Detection • Disparities and Diversity • Education and Community Investments  APPLICATION PROCESS Applications are welcome, though eligibility and restrictions [pdf link] apply to each application submitted. Organizations that comply with the Community Trust guideline criteria must submit written information in order for us to properly consider the request. Contribution criteria can be found on our submissions contribution form. Each submission will be reviewed for eligibility, funding priority and budget consideration. A committee will review each submission. If approved, charitable organizations are required to follow through with the following: • Charitable Contribution Substantiation Report [pdf link] • Contribution Progress Report [pdf link] Send submissions to: Community Trust Kathy Bingham, Manager BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust 1 Cameron Hill Circle Chattanooga, TN 37402 Phone: (423) 535.7163 E-mail: Kathy_Bingham@bcbst.com Corporate Giving In 2009, over $550,000 was given by the Community Trust to over 120 charitable organizations. See a comprehensive view of our giving for 2009. Trust in Action Uninsured Health Care Best Practices Forum â€

The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust is a social welfare
organization. It was formed in 1999 and began operation in January of 2000 in
accordance with 26 U.S.C. 501 (c)(4).

Mission Statement
As a charitable foundation licensee, our mission is to support the communities we serve through charitable giving. We give preference to programs that can be tracked and measured to prove they are making a positive impact.
Funding Priority

Community Trust contribution dollars are based on formal, stated criteria that reflect and
reinforce our corporate purpose, beliefs and principles.

These priorities include:

• Access to Care/the Uninsured
• Disease Management - Prevention & Early Detection
• Disparities and Diversity
• Education and Community Investments
Application Process

Applications are welcome, though eligibility and restrictionspdf icon apply to each application
submitted. Organizations that comply with the Community Trust guideline criteria must submit written information in order for us to properly consider the request.

Contribution criteria can be found on our submissions contribution form. Each
submission will be reviewed for eligibility, funding priority and budget consideration.
A committee will review each submission.

If approved, charitable organizations are required to follow through with the following:

Send submissions to:

Community Trust
Rhonda Tapp, Project Analyst
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust
1 Cameron Hill Circle
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: (423) 535.7048
E-mail: Rhonda_tapp@bcbst.com
In 2012, over $560,000 was given by the Community Trust to over 160 charitable organizations.

See a comprehensive view of our giving for 2012.
Team Blue Supports Food Banks 
In November and December of 2010, the Community Trust donated $60,000 to Tennessee food banks in support of a BlueCross employee volunteer effort. VIDEO