Blue Cross awards $1 million in grants

PJ staff report

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – To mark its 10th anniversary, the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation has awarded a total of $1 million to 10 nonprofits across the state.

Each of the organizations, which hall have worked with the foundation in the past, will receive $100,000 to keep up its efforts to improve the health and well-being of their local communities.

“The 10 grantees recognized today are shining examples of organizations living out our mission and that embody our decade-long commitment to our home state,” Brad Wilson, chair of the foundation, says in a statement.

Grants were awarded to the following nonprofits:

  • Access East, Greenville
  • Be Active North Carolina: Be Active Kids, Morrisville
  • MATCH program at Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University
  • Communities in Schools of Moore County
  • Council on Aging of Buncombe County
  • Diabetes Management Solutions’ Diabetes Bus, Raleigh
  • Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, Raleigh
  • N.C. Association of Free Clinics, Winston-Salem
  • N.C. Partnership for Children, Raleigh
  • Student Action with Farmworkers, Durham

Over the past decade, the foundation has awarded over 440 grants totaling more than $67 million.

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