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Investing in Community Health With Blue Impact Grants

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois selected these 76 not-for-profit organizations to receive grants from the newly created Blue ImpactSM grant program. The program seeks to address social determinants of health, focusing on community-based efforts that can have a measurable, positive impact on the health and wellness of the population. Learn more about the Blue Impact selections

Organization Program Location
A Safe Haven Foundation ASHF Rebuilding Organizational Capacity Chicago
Ada S. McKinley Mental Health and Employment Support Services to I/DD Adults Chicago
American National Red Cross Sound the Alarm & Youth Preparedness Program Chicago
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Clinical-Community Connections for Pediatric Diabetes Type2 Management and Support  Chicago
Asian Health Coalition SCREEN- Screening for Cancer, Reducing inEquity, and Engaging our Asian Neighborhoods. Chicago
Aunt Martha's Health & Wellness Aunt Martha's BCBS Blue Impact Training Program Olympia Fields
Austin Coming Together General Op  Chicago
Beyond Hunger Direct Hunger Relief Oak Park,
Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University Nokomis Strong Peer Program Southern Illinois
Breakthrough Urban Ministries Breakthrough Health and Wellness Springfield
Bridge Communities Inc. Transitional Housing Program for Families Experiencing Homelessness Glen Ellyn
BUILD Inc.  BUILD Clinical and Community Wellness Department Chicago
Caritas Family Solutions  Economic Stability and Basic Needs for Low-income Seniors Southern and Central Illinois
CASA Lake County Inc. Health Advocacy for Child Victims of Abuse and Neglect Vernon Hills
Center for Changing Lives Financial Opportunity Center: Economic & Housing Stability Chicago
Center for Housing and Health Flexible Housing Pool  Chicago
Chicago Coalition for the Homeless Chicago Coalition for the Homeless Chicago
Christian Community Health Center Combating Diabetes Through Nutrition Chicago
College of Lake County Foundation Green Youth Farm Grayslake
Connections for the Homeless Inc.  Health and Wellness Support for Those Experiencing Homelessness Evanston
Contact Ministries  Contact Ministries  Springfield
Council for Jewish Elderly dba CJE SeniorLife CJE SeniorLife Benefits Services Program Chicago
Crisis Center for South Suburbia Choose Your Adventure Workforce Development Project Tinley Park
Cultivate Collective Cultivate Collective: Southwest Chicago's Wellness Hub Chicago
Dream Center Peoria Healthy Food Choices & Fitness Education Peoria
DuPage PADS Inc. Centralized Health & Housing Services for Individuals and Families Experiencing Homelessness at DuPagePads’ Permanent Interim Housing Center (IHC) Wheaton
EMMAUS Health and Independence for Male-Identified Victims and Survivors of Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking in Chicago Chicago
Enlace Chicago Enlace Chicago Community Health Team Chicago
Equity Alliance Health of Illinois Equity Alliance Health Tea Room Project Chicago
Erie Family Health Centers  Diabetes Prevention and Management Program Chicago
Esperanza Health Centers Esperanza's Nurse Led Diabetes Intervention Program Chicago
EverThrive EverThrive - Maternal Health  Chicago
Facing Forward to End Homelessness  Addressing Health Impacts of Homelessness on Chicago  Chicago
Family Christian Health Center Integrative Wellness and Healthcare Center Harvey
Family Focus Early Childhood Education Chicago
Focus Fairies What's the TEA Chicago
Garfield Park Community Council  West Side Healthy Growing & Living for All Ages Chicago
Good Samaritan Ministries  Helping the Homeless Help Themselves  Carbondale
Greater Chicago Food Depository Hunger Relief and Health Initiatives in Cook County, Illinois Chicago
Heartland Human Care Services Inc.  Chicago FarmWorks: Food Justice for Marginalized Chicagoans  Chicago
Howard Brown Health Center   Chicago
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights  ICIRR's Immigrant Healthcare Access and Education Program Chicago
Independence Health & Therapy Adult Day Health and Memory Care Program Woodstock
Indo American Center Inc. IAC Community Health Worker Initiative  Chicago
Inner-City Computer Stars Foundation  Launching Future-Focused Technology Careers for Underserved Chicago Young Adults Chicago
Inner-City Muslim Action Network Collaborative Care Project Chicago
Institute for Nonviolence Chicago Behavioral Health and Wellness Program Chicago
International Neighborhood Collaborative The Dovetail Project Chicago
Just Roots Chicago Fresh Food Farmacy Chicago
Juvenile Protective Assocation Connect 2 Kids (C2K) Chicago
La Casa Norte Homeless Client Access to Mental Health Services Chicago
Lake County Crisis Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Domestic Violence, Inc. Preventing Domestic Violence Related Deaths in Lake County  Zion
Latinos Progresando Transitional Shelter and Individualized Services for the Temporarily Homeless to Promote Financial Stability and Independent Living Chicago
Lawndale Christian Health Center General Operating Support - Chronic Disease Management Chicago
Lawndale Christian Legal Center Justice Rising Chicago
Lazarus House Housing, Food, Employment and Education - Support for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness in Central Kane County St. Charles
Lifescape Community Services Inc. Expanded Transportation Services to Meet Needs of Older Adults Rockford
Local Initiatives Support Corporation Neighborhood Quality of Life Planning & Food Equity Chicago
Mano a Mano Family Resource Center  Healthy Families Program Round Lake Park
Mercy Housing Lakefront Behavioral Health Community Health Worker (CHW) Program Chicago
Metropolitan Family Services Communities Partnering 4 Peace Chicago
Midwest Asian Health Assocation Reducing Asian Mental Health Disparities Chicago
NAMI Illinois NAMI Prairie Partnership: Expanding National Alliance on Mental Illness Services across Illinois  Southern Illinois
New Moms, Inc. Job Training Program Chicago
Northern Illinois Food Bank Senior Grocery Program Geneva
Nourishing Hope Mental Health and Hunger Chicago
Shriver Center on Poverty  Increasing Health Coverage and Access in Chicago and Cook County Chicago
Sinai Health System Medicaid Redetermination Outreach Chicago
South Suburban PADS Affordable Housing and Access to Healthcare for the Homeless Chicago Heights
Springfield Urban League Wellness on Wheels Springfield
Table Life Ministries Hope of Life Outreach Project Springfield
Tapestry 360 Health Maternal Health 360: Centering Reproductive Health Justice through Provider Training and Patient Care Coordination Chicago
The Josselyn Center Josselyn's Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program Northfield
Urban Growers Collective Inc. Urban Growers Collective: Food Access and Fresh Moves Mobile Market Chicago
Youth Guidance Working On Womanhood (WOW) Case Management Services Chicago
Young Men's Educational Network (YMEN) Chicago LOUP: Lawndale Organizations United for Peace Chicago


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