Community Trust

    Caring for our communities

    The Community Trust is a 26 U.S.C. (c)(4) organization designed to allow BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee to offer additional support to the communities we serve. Through our Community Trust, we serve our neighbors by supporting charitable and civic efforts across the state.

    Programs supported by the Community Trust include:

    • Charitable clinics across the state
    • Organizations dedicated to the prevention, early detection and curing of disease
    • Community-based programs for youth health and development

    Applying for the Community Trust

    The Community Trust supports organizations across Tennessee. You can request funding online through Nov. 1. Keep in mind that certain eligibility requirements and restrictions apply to all potential applicants. 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 complete a Charitable Contribution Substantiation Report.

    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.

    The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust does not support organizations that advocate or practice activities inconsistent with its non-discrimination policies, whether based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran.

    How Are We Helping Improve Our Communities?

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