About Us


The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation is an independent, charitable foundation with the mission of improving the health and well-being of North Carolinians. Since our founding in 2000, we have invested $130 million in North Carolina communities through more than 975 grants.

While our mission has remained the same since our founding, our strategies and priorities have shifted over time to reflect what we have learned and changes to our state. Whether it’s providing fresh fruits and vegetables to neighborhoods and schools or enabling more doctors to practice in rural areas, or assisting everyday citizens in leading their communities to become more physically active or helping children see dentists at an earlier age – we are committed to a healthier North Carolina.

Our approach to grantmaking is focused on providing better access to medical and dental care and providing access to healthy, local food and places to be active. We strive for system-wide changes that address the key drivers of problems and take a flexible approach designed to meet communities where they are. In addition, work closely with our grantees to support their growth through training and leadership opportunities. We measure our impact by the success of our grantees, by the partnerships and relationships we’ve forged with fellow health funders and nonprofit organizations. And as a result – by the thousands of men, women and children who now have increased access to care; live in healthier, more active communities; and are supported by nonprofits that are more viable and better equipped to deliver their services. This is the change needed for a healthier North Carolina.


The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation is an independent, private Foundation that operates under the direction of its board of directors. We provide clear and timely information on our finances and grantmaking, and maintain strict oversight of our financial operations, including an annual external audit of financial statements. A copy of the BCBSNC Foundation Form 990-PF Return of Private Foundation may be requested by sending an e-mail to: teresita.maz@bcbsncfoundation.org