Blue Safety Net Grant

Independence Blue Cross Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to US $100,000

Anticipated deadline: Jul 26, 2020

Applicant type: Hospital / Clinic

Funding uses: General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Pennsylvania: Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia County

Location of residency: Counties in Pennsylvania: Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia County

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About this funder:



Strengthening health care by strengthening the health care safety net

Since 2011, the Blue Safety Net program has awarded more than $18 million to community health centers that:

  • Increase access to care in medically underserved communities
  • Improve patient coordination and communication among community health centers
  • Develop innovative approaches that achieve sustainability
  • Promote projects that address specific health care gaps and obstacles to care

Blue Safety Net grants are awarded to support the following:

  • General operations. These grants support operating expenses that are critical in the delivery of care.
  • Special projects. These grants support projects or programs that seek to expand access to health care within a defined population, improve chronic conditions, reduce specific health care disparities, and/or educate parents to encourage appropriate use of medical resources.

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


  • To be eligible for a Blue Safety Net grant, an organization must:
    • Be a nonprofit, privately-funded health clinic or health center (note: a clinic may receive federal funding as part of its revenues)
    • Provide free or nominal-fee primary medical, dental, or vision services to the uninsured and underserved
    • Be located in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia county
    • Have a mission that aligns with that of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation
    • Meet the general eligibility requirements of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation


  • We do not fund:
    • Grants to individuals; 
    • Endowments ;
    • Award dinners ;
    • Fund-raising events;
    • Capital construction ;
    • Conferences, seminars, trips, or camps;
    • Political causes, candidates, organizations, or capital campaigns;
    • Sports teams;
    • Religious groups for religious purposes;
    • Organizations that do not align with the mission and goals of the IBC Foundation.