Funding Opportunity


--Please Note: This funding opportunity is for invited applicants--


Blue Cross NC Foundation is launching a new initiative centered on identifying use cases for the development of, and access to, useful and applicable data tools and cultivating community capacity to utilize the data in ways that better position communities to advance policy and systems change. Building on the lessons, data tools, and successful approaches from our Community-Centered Health partnerships, this work will inform and support building the capacity in other communities (in particular communities of color) to use data to direct and enhance collective action for improving health.

The Foundation’s Community-Centered Health partners have been effective at using data to advance policy and systems change within their local communities. They are successfully using data as an organizing tool to engage community residents and advocate with local policy structures to enact change. Our Community-Centered Health grantees have demonstrated that putting data in hands of community members helps ground truth and add dimension to data that may not appear in publicly available data sets and systems. This new initiative provides an opportunity to learn from, share, and spread those powerful lessons to other communities seeking to advance race and health equity in their local communities.


Available Funding

The Foundation is making available three-year, $50,000/year ($150,000 total per organization) grants to support up to four Community-Centered Health partners for their engagement in the development/co-design of this initiative and its implementation.



Current Community-Centered Health grantees (from cohort 1 and cohort 2) are eligible to apply.



Deadline or Activity Date(s)
Funding opportunity opens April 13, 2022
Q&A webinar for prospective applicants April 27, 2022
Conversations with staff April 18 – May 13, 2022
Submissions due May 16, 2022
Grantees selected and notified May 25, 2022


Informational Webinar

On Wednesday, April 27, the Foundation will host a webinar to discuss this funding opportunity and answer prospective applicants' questions. A recording will be posted on this page following the webinar.


Learn More and Apply

Download the full funding opportunity.



For any questions about this funding opportunity please contact Shelia Reich at