Established in December of 2003, the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation promotes the philanthropic mission of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. We award grants focused on high-impact initiatives and that work with civic and economic partners to promote healthy lifestyle choices across the state. This, in turn, helps control health care costs for all Tennessee residents.
The Tennessee Health Foundation is dedicated to enhancing quality of life by awarding grants that improve health, public education and economic development for Tennesseans.
We support effective multicultural approaches for developing healthy lifestyles.
We enhance collaborative community partnerships for broader access to health resources.
We explore innovative solutions aimed at breaking cycles of health neglect.
We establish healthy initiatives aimed at prevention, intervention and education.
For 2013, our funding will focus on expanding access to care with an emphasis on healthcare workforce needs, health disparities and at-risk populations; addressing the problems of infant mortality and childhood obesity; and improving patient safety and quality.
We give priority to projects that reflect our mission and emphasize healthy living, health care access and quality of life, such as the following:
• Projects that are solution-oriented and measurable to show proven results.
• Projects that help the most amount of people across income, race and gender lines.
• Projects that obtain high participation and can be easily replicated.
• Projects that are collaborative and attract diverse community partnerships.
Organizations who comply with our eligibility and restrictions
must submit grant information in the format and time frame requested. Funding cycles are January, May and September. Click here
for more information on our application process.