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BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust Accepting Requests for Funding

October 9, 2018

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 9, 2018--The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust is accepting funding requests for January–June 2019. The deadline to submit requests for funding cycle 1 of 2019 is Nov. 1, 2018.

Through the Community Trust, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee funds charitable health clinics and organizations that focus on youth development or disease-specific research and advocacy.

Organizations such as 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) nonprofits, state colleges and universities, and government agencies are invited to request funding.

The Community Trust is a separate philanthropic entity from the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation, which funds the BlueCross Healthy Place program. That program creates and revitalizes public spaces across the state to provide Tennesseans with opportunities for connection and recreation. The application period for BlueCross Healthy Place grants closed on Oct. 8. The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation will begin accepting proposals for 2020 funding on Sept. 1, 2019.

“BlueCross is committed to improving the health and well-being of all Tennesseans,” said Scott Wilson, director of community relations and foundation for BlueCross. “Through the Community Trust, we are able to support a variety of civic efforts that serve our neighbors.”

The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust was formed in 1999 and supports the communities it serves through charitable giving to programs that enhance and emphasize healthy living, health care access and quality of life for all.

To review eligibility criteria for funding from the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust, please visit www.bcbst.com. Interested organizations can request funding online.

About BlueCross®

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee’s mission is to provide peace of mind through better health. Founded in 1945, the Chattanooga-based company is focused on serving more than 3.5 million members in Tennessee and across the country. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Inc. is an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.bcbst.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.

About BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation, Inc.

The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation, Inc., was established in December 2003 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation organized to promote the philanthropic mission of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. The foundation provides funding for the BlueCross Healthy Places program, which creates active, healthy spaces across Tennessee.

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CONTACT: BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

Amanda Haskew, 423-535-7108

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA TENNESSEE

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH FITNESS & NUTRITION HOSPITALS PHILANTHROPY PROFESSIONAL SERVICES INSURANCE FOUNDATION GENERAL HEALTH

SOURCE: BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

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