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Our Health Foundation's focus is helping create active, healthy spaces across Tennessee that connect people and foster a sense of community. We also provide support to health-focused programs and organizations statewide through our Community Trust.

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BlueCross Healthy Place Program Criteria and Eligibility Guidelines

Before requesting funding for a BlueCross Healthy Place project in your area, get to know what we’re looking for in a proposal.

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About Your Organization

We work with both government entities and non-profit organizations to create and revitalize their public spaces. Organizations must comply with our non-discrimination policy and be able to demonstrate successful experience implementing large-scale civic projects.

About Your Proposal

We want to create spaces that bring communities together, so your proposed project must:

  • Be free and open to the public
  • Demonstrate a community benefit and include community input
  • Commit to seeking community engagement throughout the planning and development process
  • Include a project implementation timeline and budget, along with a sustainability plan
  • Agree to exclusive BlueCross Healthy Place branding and naming rights

Those guidelines help show the types of projects we’ll prioritize, but it’s also important to know what we are unable to provide funds for. Here are some examples:

  • Purchasing land
  • Private clubs or property
  • Religious programming
  • Individual schools
  • Staffing pay
  • Co-branded projects

The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation will accept proposals for 2020 funding from the BlueCross Healthy Place program Sept. 1-30, 2019.

SUBMIT YOUR REQUEST

For more information about funding, email bluecrosshealthyplaces@bcbst.com.

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BlueCross Community Trust – Criteria and Eligibility Guidelines

Here are the guidelines for sponsorship funding through the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust.

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About Your Organization

We support 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) nonprofit organizations, state colleges and universities, as well as government agencies. We are primarily focused on supporting charitable health clinics and organizations that focus on youth development or disease-specific research and advocacy.

Those guidelines help show the types of projects we’ll prioritize, but it’s also important to know what we are unable to provide funds for. Here are some examples:

  • Purchasing land
  • Private clubs or property
  • Religious programming
  • Individual schools
  • Staffing pay
  • Co-branded projects

The Community Trust supports organizations across Tennessee. You can request funding online through Nov. 1. Each submission will be reviewed for eligibility, funding priority and budget consideration. A committee will review each submission.

The Community Trust accepts funding applications on a semi-annual schedule:

  • May 1 application deadline for support in July through December
  • November 1 application deadline for support in January through June

We will not consider applications received outside of these deadlines, but we encourage community partners to apply again during the next funding cycle.

SUBMIT YOUR REQUEST