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 $135 million in North Carolina communities through more than 1,000 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 support health or helping children see dentists at an earlier age – we are committed to a healthier North Carolina.

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, we work closely with our grantees to support their growth through training and leadership opportunities.

We invite you to learn more about our strategy, find out about our grantmaking, get to know our staff and our values, or find the answers to some of our most Frequently Asked Questions.


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 email to: teresita.maz@bcbsncfoundation.org