CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust is accepting funding requests for grants to be disbursed Jul-Dec 2022. The deadline to submit requests for funding is May 1, 2022.
Through the Community Trust, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee supports local charities and civic groups focusing on charitable clinics, youth development, diversity and inclusion or disease-specific research and advocacy within the state of Tennessee.
Nonprofit civic service organizations, including state colleges and universities, as well as governmental agencies, are invited to request funding.
“BlueCross is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of all Tennesseans,” said Chelsea Johnson, director of community relations for BlueCross. “Through the Community Trust, we are able to support a variety of civic efforts that help serve our neighbors.”
The Community Trust was formed in 1999 and supports communities through charitable giving to programs that enhance and emphasize healthy living, health care access and quality of life for all.
To date in 2022, the trust has distributed more than $300,000 to organizations across Tennessee.
To review eligibility criteria for funding from the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust, please visit www.bcbst.com. Interested organizations can request funding through our online portal.
The Community Trust will not consider applications received outside of the May 1 deadline. Applications for grants distributed Jan-June 2023 are due Nov. 1, 2022.
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is a taxpaying, not-for-profit health plan serving more than 3.3 million members in Tennessee and around the country. The Chattanooga-based company was founded in 1945 and has brought peace of mind to its members and local communities for more than 75 years. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Inc. is an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association. For more information, visit the company's news center at bcbstnews.com.
About BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust
The Community Trust is a 501(c)(4) organization designed to allow BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee to offer additional support to charitable and civic causes in the communities we serve.