BCBSSCF Health Priority Grants

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina Foundation

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Next deadline: Feb 3, 2021 2:00pm PST (Letter of inquiry)

Later deadlines: Aug 12, 2021 2:00pm PDT (Letter of inquiry)

Grant amount: Up to US $1,339,000

Fields of work: Primary Health Care Food Security Mental Health & Psychiatric Diseases Children’s Health & Pediatrics Health Care Access & Delivery Wellness & Healthy Living Health Policy & Advocacy Community Health Education Children’s Mental Health Health Facilities & Clinics Nutrition & Healthy Eating Medical Education & Professional Training Epidemiology & Public Health Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit, Government Entity

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Research, Project / Program

Location of project: South Carolina

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:



Our Work

The BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation was established in 2001. The Foundation issues grants to support projects that aim to promote the health of South Carolinians and to increase access to health care for the economically disadvantaged. 

Our Vision

To bridge health and health care in South Carolina. 

Our Mission

The mission of the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation is to promote and support healthier South Carolinians, particularly the economically vulnerable, by supporting solutions to address gaps in health care and serving as an agent of change to support innovation and value-added public-private partnerships. 

Our Values

We have a unique position as a statewide health funder that allows us to support select systemic population health issues and approaches across South Carolina.

  • We look to partner with grantees to both increase effectiveness towards better health outcomes and contribute to organizational and programmatic sustainability.
  • We seek to support efforts that represent community and statewide priorities that are locally determined, culturally relevant and data-informed solutions.
  • We support efforts that generate data, connect learning to action, and use data for continuous improvement.
  • We recognize that improving health is complex and is influenced as much by one's environment as it is by the individual therefore we look to have an array of projects that are designed to provide direct care to the economically vulnerable and address policy, systems, and environmental changes.
  • We prioritize efforts that will support future generations of South Carolinians.
  • We are a catalytic funder, supporting projects as they gain sustainability by leveraging funds from key partners and we value innovative projects that can expand to multiple geographic areas in South Carolina.
Areas We Fund

Access to Care
  • Support safety net providers to provide primary physical and mental health care.
  • Implement evidence-based or innovative models to increase accessibility of health care services.
Building a Stronger Workforce for Health
  • Support projects to increase the number of health care professionals.
  • Support health care career development through evidence-based or innovative approaches to advance skills.

Improving the Quality and Value of Health and Health Care

  • Quality improvement projects that yield cost and resource efficiencies through innovative approaches and solutions.
Investing in the Health and Well-being of SC Children and Families
  • Support projects that foster environments and settings that encourage healthy eating and active lifestyles.
  • Support projects that focus on the integration of mental health and adverse childhood experiences.
  • Support projects that focus on population health improvement through intentional collaboration across multiple sectors to connect the non-health factors that influence health.
Research/Special Projects
  • Support projects to inform, influence and support our Areas of Focus and/or our Mission. These projects may fall outside of an established area of focus yet would generate value-added information relevant to the health needs of the economically vulnerable population in South Carolina.

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


  • To be eligible for grant funding, you must be:
    • a nonprofit organization that has a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status as determined by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
    • a government agency
    • an educational/research institution that is tax-exempt


  • We will not issue grants for:
    • doctor, dentist or pharmacist salaries
    • capital campaigns including brick and mortar establishments
    • one time or annual events including sports tournaments, camps or event incentives
    • fundraising events including purchase of tickets or tables, membership drives, raffles or auctions
    • individuals
    • political campaigns or activities that influence legislation
    • advertising
    • religious activities
    • other grant-making foundations
  • Indirect costs are not allowable.


This page was last reviewed November 13, 2020 and last updated November 13, 2020