Community Relations

Programs & Events

Bringing Up Babies
Helping Tennessee reduce
premature births and bring at-risk babies into the world healthy and strong. MORE

Tennessee Senior Olympics
Promoting healthy lifestyles for seniors age 50 and older through fitness, fun and friendly
competition. MORE

BlueCross BowlSM and
BlueCross Spring FlingSM
Supporting student athletics and the importance of physical activity throughout the year by sponsoring Tennessee state high school championships in football, soccer, baseball and other sports. MORE

Community Trust

The BlueCross BlueShield of
Tennessee Community Trust

is a charitable foundation licensee with a mission to support communities through charitable giving. We champion programs that promote healthy living, health care access, education and diversity, as well as economic and community development. We give preference to programs that demonstrate a positive impact in the lives of Tennesseans. Learn MORE

Trust in Action

Team Blue Lends Hand - In 2012, teams of employee volunteers from BlueCross offices all across Tennessee pitched in to help local children’s homes in their areas. From stuffing backpacks with school supplies, to building playgrounds and painting, BlueCross volunteers gave generously of their time. The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust backed up the employees’ efforts with $60,000 in donations to these children’s homes.

Tennessee Health Foundation

The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation
Working with civic and economic partners, the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation promotes healthy lifestyle choices. This in turn helps control the quality and cost of health care for all Tennesseans. MORE

Foundation in Action

Learning By Doing
Students in medical fields learn patient care through instruction, observation and hands-on practice. With simulation training, students can get that hands-on experience from the earliest days of their schooling. The Foundation has supported simulation programs at UT Health Science Center and Tusculum College.   VIDEO

Kids Becoming OrganWise
Lively characters representing the body’s organs teach children the value of healthy eating and active play in the OrganWise Guys program. In 2012, under its Shape the State program, the Foundation placed this fun, proven health curriculum in 80 Tennessee elementary schools.   VIDEO

Telemedicine for Better Prenatal Care
More women in rural Tennessee are receiving better pre-natal care through the Solutions to Obstetrics in Rural Counties (STORC) program, supported by grants from the Foundation.   VIDEO

Corporate Giving

In 2012, our total corporate giving was more than $10.2 million. Of that, $6.2 million was distributed by the Tennessee Health Foundation. And $560,000 was given by the Community Trust to more than 160 charitable organizations.
See a comprehensive view of our giving for 2012.


Dawn Weber, Manager
BCBST Health Foundation
1 Cameron Hill Circle
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: (423) 535.7163