Press release

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation Opens Special Request Period For Ohio Nonprofit Funding Proposals

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The Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation, with $54 million in active grants nationally, is inviting nonprofit organizations in Ohio to submit funding proposals that address the state’s top health challenges. The special two-week grant application window opens today.

The Foundation is seeking proposals from qualified nonprofit organizations with proven, programmatic initiatives to apply for funding to improve health equity and address one more of the following barriers to health in Ohio communities:

  • Neighborhood & physical environmental factors such as housing, crime and violence, access to healthy food, and healthy recreation.
  • Healthy behaviors such as tobacco cessation, healthy diet and exercise, and access to mental and behavioral health services.
  • Socioeconomic factors that impact health such as education, employment and food insecurity.

Programs seeking funding at all financial levels are invited to submit proposals. Nonprofit organizations can click here to complete an eligibility quiz and access the application. Proposals received before March 20 will be given priority review with decisions made no later than July 1. Applications received after March 20 may be considered during the Foundation’s fall 2020 grant cycle.

To learn more about the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation commitment to critical initiatives addressing social drivers of health, visit Anthem’s Corporate Responsibility Report: and follow @AnthemFDN on Facebook and Twitter.

About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation

Through charitable grant making, the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation LLC, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, promotes Anthem’s inherent commitment to enhance the health and well-being of individuals and families in communities that Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield serves. The Foundation focuses its funding on strategic initiatives that make up its Healthy Generations Program, a multi-generational initiative that targets: maternal health, diabetes prevention, cancer prevention, heart health and healthy, active lifestyles, behavioral health efforts and programs that benefit people with disabilities. The Foundation also coordinates the company’s year-round Dollars for Dollars program which provides a 100 percent match of associates’ donations, as well as its Volunteer Time Off and Dollars for Doers community service programs. ®ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.