Blue Cross of Idaho: Employee Community Fund

Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health, Inc.

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Grant amount: Up to US $40,000

Anticipated deadline: Jan 11, 2020

Applicant type: Nonprofit Public Elementary / Secondary School

Funding uses: Project / Program

Location of project: Idaho

Location of residency: Idaho

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About this funder:



Blue Cross of Idaho Employees Give Back.

The Employee Community Fund is a health focused charitable effort powered by the Blue Cross of Idaho employees. The Fund, which consists of dollars donated by Blue Cross of Idaho employees and equivalent matching contribution by the company, was formed to give back and create a healthy Idaho.

Funding Values and Priorities

The Employee Community Fund will focus on transformational, catalytic change to impact health in Idaho. Grant funds should be utilized to address system level change or help in launching a project that could have large scale impact. Proposals and projects should focus on innovative solutions that are sustainable once grant funds end:

  • Transformational: Funds used to address transformational solutions that address system and environmental changes.
  • Catalytic: Funds can be used to help launch or pilot solutions to address fund focus areas.
  • Sustainable: Proposals need to be sustainable. Specifically, the solution can continue after funds have ended.
  • Collaborative: Proposals should be collaborative – working with other individuals, organizations, industries, or communities.

Funding Areas

The Employee Community Fund in 2018 – 2019 will focus on four topics:

Childhood Obesity Prevention

Grants up to $10,000

Funding would support:

  • Playground improvements in Parks and Schools

Priority Settings:

  • Title I Elementary Schools
  • High Needs Communities

Senior Health

Grants up to $40,000

Funding would support:

  • Promotion of active seniors
  • Access to Care through innovative transportation

Funding Priorities:

  • Walkability improvements
  • Innovative transportation models
  • Increasing park usage
  • Social interaction through physical activity

Women’s and Children’s Health

Grants up to $40,000

Funding would support:

  • Promotion of maternal health

Funding Priorities:

  • Innovative programs/projects to promote maternal health during pregnancy and postpartum
  • Funding collaborative efforts to address common issues impacting maternal health

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Eligible organizations include governmental agencies, Universities, Colleges, and public charities that are tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Organizations must be Idaho based and the target population must be Idahoans.


  • Funding will not support ongoing operating expenses, endowments, research on drug therapies, or lobbying.