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Organizations addressing AZ's most critical health challenges are encouraged to apply for discretionary grant
By Kristy Jozwiak - Friday Jun 23, 2023
Organizations addressing Arizona’s most critical health challenges – including mental health, substance use disorder, chronic health conditions, and health equity – are encouraged to apply for a discretionary grant from The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Foundation for Community & Health Advancement now through June 29, 2023, at 4 p.m. MST.

In 2022, the Foundation awarded 88 grants, totaling nearly $3 million, across all 15 counties in the state.

Funding priority will be given to grant proposals that expand publicly available resources, are scalable (or have the potential to increase systems-level capacity) and have a measurable impact. The grant term is one year, with a funding date of Aug. 31, 2023. All organizations seeking funding must have an active Arizona Community Foundation account and apply online at azbluefoundation.org/grants/overview

“Where innovation and collaboration meet comes the ability to influence change and improve lives,” said Dr. Christine Bracamonte Wiggs, President and Board Chair for the Foundation. “Through these grant opportunities, we are able to support projects that help our communities thrive, and we look forward to this next round of grantees.”

The Foundation aims to mobilize, uplift, and advance the health of communities statewide by focusing on Arizona’s key health challenges. The Foundation’s impact is amplified through cross-sector partnerships with trusted local organizations. Through its funding opportunities, the Foundation can expand boots-on-the-ground efforts and invest in programs and applied research that improve well-being and addresses health disparities.

To learn about how the Foundation amplified its impact, read its year-end report here: https://www.flipsnack.com/CABBDCCC5A8/1178658-22-foundation-only_eoy-report_final2.html

To learn more about this grant opportunity and to submit an application, visit: azbluefoundation.org/grants/overview

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Foundation for Community & Health Advancement invests in the health of Arizona by tackling mental health, substance use disorder, chronic health conditions, and health equity. A 501(c)(3) private, non-operating foundation, the Foundation works in service of the public good through grant funding for programs and applied research that align with its focus areas. The Foundation is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. For more information, visit: http://www.azbluefoundation.org