Employee Community Fund
A Funding Opportunity
Employee Community Fund grants are funded and selected by Blue Cross of Idaho employees. The company has an annual employee giving campaign that offers employees a chance to donate to nonprofit organizations. Any funds designated to the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health are earmarked for the Employee Community Fund and given back to the state through a grant program that seeks to increase access to healthcare and to promote early detection and prevention of health issues.
- Increasing access to healthcare
- Promoting early detection and prevention of health issues
- Underserved and underrepresented populations
- Addressing health equity
- Supporting capital and material expenditures for expansion
- Promoting growth opportunities for programs and services
Who Can Apply
- Idaho nonprofit organizations
- Grants of up to $5,000 are available
Application period opens
Applications due by 5 p.m. MDT
Winners will be notified after Labor Day
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS THE EMPLOYEE COMMUNITY FUND?
Blue Cross of Idaho has an annual employee giving campaign that encourages employees to donate to nonprofit organizations. Any funds designated by employees to the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health are earmarked for the Employee Community Fund. Each year, a call for grant proposals will be issued and funded by the donations from the giving campaign.
WHO SHOULD APPLY?
Idaho nonprofit organizations with an interest in increasing access to healthcare or promoting early detection and prevention of health issues are encouraged to apply.
WHAT ARE THE FUNDING PRIORITIES FOR THE EMPLOYEE COMMUNITY FUND?
Priority will be given to applications that address health equity, promote growth opportunities for programs and services, support for capital and material expenditures that support growth and expansion opportunities.
WHAT TARGET POPULATIONS ARE WE HOPING TO REACH?
Priority will be given to grant applications whose goal is to reach seniors, veterans, youth, and underserved and underrepresented populations.
WHEN IS THE APPLICATION DEADLINE?
Applications are due by 5 p.m. MDT on Friday, June 30, 2023.
WHAT IS THE VALUE OF THE GRANT?
Up to $5,000.
HOW ARE WINNERS SELECTED?
All applications that meet the criteria above will be reviewed and scored by a committee comprised of Blue Cross of Idaho employees. The selected applications must be approved the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health Board of Directors.
ARE EMPLOYEE COMMUNITY FUND GRANTS RENEWABLE?
No. If an organization receives an Employee Community Fund grant in 2023, it will not be eligible for the 2024 grant cycle.
WHAT DO I NEED TO APPLY?
Simply fill out the application form below and be sure upload a copy of your organization’s W-9 form so we can verify that you are eligible for grant funding.