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Grantees Announced for Efforts Focused on Advancing Health Equity Within Latino Communities

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation is excited to announce that nine organizations have received multi-year funding, as part of a recent open opportunity to support Latino-led and serving organizations and coalitions to develop or deepen their focus on advocacy for health equity.

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

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

Danielle Breslin, the Foundation’s Vice President of Operations and Learning, has been named President and CEO of the Moses Taylor Foundation, a Scranton, PA-based grantmaker serving the people and communities of Northeastern Pennsylvania. She will depart the organization in mid-March after nearly two decades of service.

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

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

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

  • $450,000 to Education Justice Alliance to create a grassroots network of Black and Latino parents who are trained and organized to advocate for local and state solutions to address inequities in preschool suspensions and expulsions.
  • $12,500 to The Center for Child and Family Health, Inc. to implement trauma-informed modules in early education courses at nine community colleges across the state.
  • $17,500 to Stanly Community College to Train early childhood faculty in NC Community Colleges on trauma-informed practice and create a community of practice to sustain implementation of practices.
  • $25,000 to Student U to strengthen the organizational culture and increasing commitment to intentional equity practices in staffing and structure through strategic planning and executive leadership transition.

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

Partnership with Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust supports 11 nonprofits across the state committed to community-driven solutions to advancing equity in the early childhood sector.

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

  • $50,000 to Communities in Partnership to address emergency food needs, sourcing primarily from local producers of color, and serving predominately Black and other People of Color in East Durham.
  • $200,000 to Educational Equity Institute, Inc. to develop a community-informed racial and ethnic equity analysis of the policy landscape in North Carolina’s early education system and a framework for analyzing the equity impact of future policies.
  • $80,000 to El Centro Hispano, Inc. to provide emergency food assistance to immigrant families not eligible for SNAP in Durham, Orange, Wake, and Harnett Counties.
  • $300,000 to PODER Emma to Expand its network Latino of family child care providers in Buncombe county and engage in local and state advocacy to support its members.
  • $600,000 to Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc. to adapt and scale the Medical-Legal Partnership program to integrate high-quality legal services addressing drivers of health into value-based models of care statewide.
  • $300,000 to PODER Emma to Expand its network Latino of family child care providers in Buncombe county and engage in local and state advocacy to support its members.
  • $450,000 to NC Child to center the voices and experiences of families to develop and advance policy solutions that increase oral health equity statewide.
  • $500,000 to North Carolina Black Alliance, Inc. to support the education and engagement of Black elected officials, policymakers, partners, and community stakeholders statewide, as advocates for systems changes that advance health equity.
  • $50,000 to North Carolina Community Health Center Association to provide emergency food assistance to migrant and seasonal agricultural workers in Caswell County.
  • $150,000 to North Carolina Community Health Center Association to build on existing data analysis infrastructure to drive improved patient care and develop revenue-generating services that support Community Health Center patients statewide.
  • $600,000 to North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation, Inc. to provide backbone communications, policy, and facilitation support to the networks advancing policy and system goals in the early care and education system across the state.
  • $220,000 to North Carolina Farmworkers Project, Inc. to address emergency COVID-related relief needs in rural North Carolina Latino and immigrant farmworker communities.
  • $150,000 to North Carolina Institute of Medicine to implement a Legislative Health Policy Fellows program to provide legislators and their staff with data, tools, and an increased understanding of challenges and opportunities in support of long-term, bipartisan efforts to improve health for all North Carolinians.
  • $123,000 to North Carolina Institute of Medicine to work in partnership with the NC Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) to develop a learning collaborative to support the strategic allocation of local resources through community-engaged processes at the county level.
  • $1,705,000 to North Carolina State University expand the Expand the capacity of the Committee on Racial Equity in the Food System (CORE) to support institutions in the food system to understand and address racial inequities and elevating leadership by Black, American Indian, Latino and other People of Color.
  • $300,000 to Peletah Ministries to build a family child care network supporting primarily Black providers in Craven County.
  • $50,000 to S.G. Atkins Community Development Corporation to address emergency food needs, sourcing primarily from local producers of color, and serving predominately Black and other People of Color in Winston-Salem.
  • $50,000 to SHARE-WS, Inc. to address emergency food needs, sourcing primarily from local producers of color, and serving predominately Black and other People of Color in Winston-Salem.
  • $300,000 to Superlative Academy to provide technical assistance to develop capacity of the Westside Network and three other family child care networks in Mecklenburg County.
  • $400,000 to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to develop a community-informed racial and ethnic equity analysis of the policy landscape in North Carolina’s early education system and a framework for analyzing the equity impact of future policies.
  • $71,000 to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to strengthen fiscal and administrative management skills in North Carolina’s state and local public health workforce.
  • $50,000 to West Boulevard Neighborhood Coalition to address emergency food needs, sourcing primarily from local producers of color, and serving predominately Black and other People of Color in Charlotte’s West Boulevard.