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Blue Cross/Blue Shield's Healthy Kids, Healthy Families application window closes May 15

Insurance co. annually awards four $50,000 grants to benefit children, families


April 10, 2018

Press release

HELENA — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana’s Healthy Kids, Healthy Families initiative is a centerpiece of its charitable giving, and the 2017 grant application process is open from April 1 through May 15.

Entering its fifth year, the HKHF initiative has already contributed $650,000 to programs benefiting the state’s youth and families, such as a $50,000 grant to Rocky Boy schools last year. 

This year, BCBSMT will again award four $50,000 grants — one in each of the following Montana regions: western, north-central, south-central and eastern — to nonprofit organizations that offer sustainable, measurable programs to reach children and their families in one or more of these five focus areas: 

• Nutrition

• Physical activity

• Disease prevention and management

• Substance abuse prevention

• Suicide prevention

“Nothing is more important to the future of our state than our children, and we recognize the important role we can play by supporting the organizations engaged in efforts to make their futures better,” said John Doran, vice president of external affairs and chief of staff at BCBSMT. “Through this program, and in concert with our other community giving campaigns and volunteer work, we can make a real difference in the health and wellbeing of Montana children.”

In addition to aligning with one or more of the five areas of focus, the following criteria are required for all HKHF grant proposals:

• The organization must hold a 501(c)3 tax status

• The grant must primarily target individuals in Montana

• The program must be measurable and demonstrate how the goals will be met as defined in the grant proposal

To learn more about the application progress, or to apply for a grant, visit http://www.bcbsmt.com/company-info and click on Healthy Kids, Healthy Families in the left column.

For more information or for questions on applications, contact John Doran at 406-437-6195 or via email at [email protected]


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