The Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health awarded 24 Employee Community Fund grants to organizations this month.

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.

The organizations that received grants are:

• Bannock Youth Foundation (Pocatello)
• Bonner General Health (Sandpoint)
• Bonner Partners in Care (Sagle)
• Cascade Public Library (Cascade)
• Challis Public Library (Challis)
• Clearwater Valley Health (Orofino)
• Genesis Community Health (Garden City)
• Gooding Public Library District (Gooding)
• Homedale Library District (Homedale)
• Idaho Falls Rescue Mission (Idaho Falls)
• Interlink Volunteer Caregivers (Twin Falls)
• Magic Valley Ducks (Twin Falls)
• Mustard Seed Ministries (Twin Falls)
• North Canyon Medical Center (Gooding)
• Pocatello Free Clinic (Pocatello)
• Sandpoint Area Seniors (Sandpoint)
• Serving Love Foundation (Boise)
• Terry Reilly Health Services (Homedale)
• Unique Center for Athletes of All Needs (Sandpoint)
• Valley of the Tetons Library (Victor)
• Vineyard Christian Fellowship (Garden City)
• Volunteers Against Violence (Twin Falls)
• Wellness Tree Community Clinic (Twin Falls)

Employee Community Fund grants are awarded annually. Organizations that receive an Employee Community Fund grant aren’t eligible to apply the next year, ensuring that more deserving organizations in Idaho have access to grant funding.