Healthy Communities 2017: Health Equity in Action

Our current funding opportunity is calling for applicants seeking funding for projects with a focus on health equity, one or more of the social and economic determinants of health, and systems change. For more information about specific guidelines, eligibility, application instructions and more, click here.

The deadline for applications is March 30, 2017 at 4 p.m. Central Time. 

What We Fund

Our 2015–2018 strategic plan focuses on community health outcomes — specifically, greater opportunity for everyone in communities to achieve their full health potential, leading to greater health equity across the state. We continue to learn from funded programs and are investing more heavily in partnerships, changing whole systems, infrastructures and attitudes that influence policy and practice in order to create a lasting impact on health.

What's Going on at The Blue Cross Foundation

Casa de Esperanza's focus on listening and learning allows for change to come from within the community, based on people’s needs and the strategies they develop.

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Northside Achievement Zone recognizes that education is key to better health and is working with families to ensure that children are on a solid path toward college.

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Grantee Northcountry Cooperative Foundation was recently featured in a news story "Taking Control: MN Mobile Home Residents Seek Park Ownership."

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The Foundation has awarded $1.5 million across the state for creative work to address social and economic influences that affect health.

Who Got Grants?