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August 31, 2020

Grantmaking Report: August 2020

The Blue Cross NC Foundation is pleased to share the following grants were approved in the month of August.

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August 20, 2020

Foundation Welcomes Staff, Expands Operations

Senior Program Officer for Healthy Communities and Director
of Operational Excellence Added

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August 17, 2020

Grantmaking Report: July 2020

The Blue Cross NC Foundation is pleased to share the following grants were approved in the month of July.

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August 14, 2020

Community-Centered Health Roundup (August 2020)

Blue Cross NC Foundation releases the August edition of its Community-Centered Health Roundup resource.

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August 11, 2020

Staff Co-Authors BUILD Health Challenge Retrospective

Merry Davis, Director, Healthy Food joined her peers from Episcopal Health Foundation, Interact for Health, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and The Kresge Foundation to reflect on our collective experience funding the BUILD Health Challenge.

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July 7, 2020

Community-Centered Health Roundup (July 2020)

Blue Cross NC Foundation releases the July edition of its Community-Centered Health Roundup resource.

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July 1, 2020

Grantmaking Report: June 2020

The Blue Cross NC Foundation is pleased to share the following grants were approved in the month of June.

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June 12, 2020

John Lumpkin Receives Distinguished Alumnus Award

Dr. Lumpkin is the recipient of Northwestern University’s Feinberg Distinguished Medical Alumnus Award.

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June 9, 2020

Community-Centered Health Roundup (June 2020)

Blue Cross NC Foundation releases the June edition of its Community-Centered Health Roundup resource.

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June 4, 2020

Foundation Statement in Response to the Killing of George Floyd

Racism. If we don’t acknowledge it, we can’t change it.
Like others watching the video of the killing of George Floyd, we felt disgust and outrage. Just as we had viewing similar scenes time and time and time before. What is important to keep in mind is that these are not singular acts or isolated moments. What happened last week on a street in Minneapolis was a window into a much larger injustice. Individuals and communities of color disadvantaged by a system that is unjust, biased, and broken.

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June 2, 2020

Grantmaking Report: May 2020

The Blue Cross NC Foundation is pleased to share the following grants were approved in the month of May.

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May 5, 2020

Funding Collaborative Announces COVID-19 Response Grants

Triangle Capacity-Building Network announces $290,000 in general operating support grants in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants are available up to $10,000 per organization and will prioritize nonprofits led by and serving people of color.

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May 5, 2020

Community-Centered Health Roundup (May 2020)

Blue Cross NC Foundation releases the May edition of its Community-Centered Health Roundup resource.

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April 16, 2020

Foundation Outlines Initial COVID-19 Response

Blue Cross NC Foundation outlines its initial response COVID-19.

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March 13, 2020

Message to Grantees on COVID-19

Blue Cross NC Foundation releases statement to grantees in response to COVID-19.

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January 23, 2020

North Carolina Institute of Medicine Releases Healthy North Carolina 2030

In parallel with the national Healthy People initiative run by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) has released Healthy North Carolina (HNC) goals at the beginning of each decade since 1990. The North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM) led the HNC process throughout 2019 and has released the final report detailing selected health indicators and targets for 2030. This effort was made possible with funding from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation, The Duke Endowment, and Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust.

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January 23, 2020

Foundation Welcomes Two New Staff Members

We are excited to welcome Sarah Smith as our new Director, Learning and Evaluation and Rob Thompson as our new Senior Program Officer, Early Childhood.

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November 19, 2019

BUILD Health Challenge Shares Stories From the Field

As a BUILD Health Challenge funder, we are pleased to share the newly released BUILD compendium which overviews best practices from those using the BUILD framework to address systems affecting health in their local communities.

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November 1, 2019

Foundation Enters Comment on Federal Regulations in Support of Access to Healthy Food in North Carolina

Blue Cross NC Foundation formally responded to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s proposed rule to end the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program’s (SNAP) Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility.

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October 1, 2019

John Lumpkin Joins Board of National Food Research Organization

Blue Cross NC Foundation president John Lumpkin has been appointed to the board of directors of the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, joining the organization as it looks to increase its portfolio with research at the intersection of agriculture and health.

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September 19, 2019

Improving Oral Health in the Carolinas is Aim of New $35 Million Commitment

Blue Cross NC Foundation joins The Duke Endowment and the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation to support range of new approaches.

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July 31, 2019

Funding Collaborative Yields First Grantees

Triangle Capacity-Building Network announces 9 inaugural grantees, focusing on funding organizations led by people of color and the communities they serve.

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July 10, 2019

Foundation Surpasses 1,000 Grant Mark

The Blue Cross NC Foundation has approved its 1,000th grant – a milestone marking 19 years of commitment to improving the health and well-being of North Carolinians.

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June 4, 2019

Q & A with Foundation President John Lumpkin

We recently sat down with our new president John Lumpkin to find out more about his background, his interests, and what inspired him to come to North Carolina and take on this new role.

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March 5, 2019

Foundation Expands Community-Centered Health

Six new collaborations across North Carolina join effort that supports partnerships between clinical entities, community organizations, and resident leaders to address social determinants impacting community health.

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February 27, 2019

John R. Lumpkin Named Blue Cross NC Foundation President

John R. Lumpkin, MD, MPH has been named president of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation. Lumpkin most recently served as Senior Vice President, Programs for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). He will start April 22, 2019.

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