PHOENIX - Aug. 1, 2022 – The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Foundation for Community & Health Advancement announced today that it has opened its discretionary grant application window for organizations addressing Arizona’s most critical health challenges: mental health, substance use disorders, chronic health conditions, and/or health equity.
“As a Foundation, our role is to be a connector — to identify where there is a need and where we can work alongside organizations that are making an impact for Arizonans,” said Dr. Christine Wiggs, President and Board Chair for the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Foundation for Community & Health Advancement.
By focusing on Arizona’s key health challenges, the Foundation aims to mobilize, uplift, and advance the health of communities statewide. It will amplify its impact through cross-sector partnerships with trusted local organizations. Through its funding opportunities, the Foundation can expand boots-on-the-ground efforts and invest in programs and applied research that improves well-being and addresses health disparities.
The Foundation is accepting letters of interest now through Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. Organizations that are invited to submit a full application must do so by Sept. 16, 2022. Funding priority is given to proposals that request up to $25,000 in funding, expand publicly available resources, are scalable (or have the potential to increase systems-level capacity), and have a measurable impact. The grant term is one year, with a funding date of Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022.
To learn more about the grant opportunity and to submit a letter of interest, visit: www.azbluefoundation.org/grants/overview
ABOUT THE BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF ARIZONA FOUNDATION FOR COMMUNITY & HEALTH ADVANCEMENT
The Blue Cross® Blue Shield® of Arizona Foundation for Community & Health Advancement invests in the health of Arizona by tackling mental health, substance use disorder, chronic health conditions, and health equity. A 501(c)(3) private, non-operating foundation, the Foundation works in service of the public good through grant funding for programs and applied research that align with its focus areas. The Foundation is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. For more information, visit: www.azbluefoundation.org