The Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation announced new Ohio grants totaling $260,000 to Ohio-based Boys & Girls Clubs, Feeding America organizations, and the Children’s Hunger Alliance to address food insecurity in the wake of COVID-19. The grants are part of a $2 million commitment that Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and its Foundation have made to support non-profit organizations on the front lines of the pandemic.
The Foundation has been working with partner nonprofit organizations to support emergency response, food access, personal protective equipment supplies, education, cancer support, and virtual youth programming. Approximately $1.1 million has already been committed to organizations across the state, with another $900,000 slated for emerging needs in the coming weeks and months.
Through charitable grant making, the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation LLC, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, promotes Anthem’s inherent commitment to enhance the health and well-being of individuals and families in communities that Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield serves. The Foundation focuses its funding on strategic initiatives that make up its Healthy Generations Program, a multi-generational initiative that targets: maternal health, diabetes prevention, cancer prevention, heart health and healthy, active lifestyles, behavioral health efforts and programs that benefit people with disabilities.
This was reported by Anthem, Inc. on April 30, 2020.