Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota handed out $2.2 million in 2011
January 18, 2012
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation announced that it awarded a total of $2.2 million in grants to a number of causes in 2011 in an effort to support health programs in the state.
The foundation focused on four different areas when handing out funds, including the following: the Healthy Together immigrant health initiative, which took home $303,707; the foundation's healthy neighborhoods project, which got $528,580; community support programs, which got $468,614; and other programs.
"As much as 50 percent of our health is influenced by the conditions where we live, learn, work, and play," said BCBSMF executive director Carolyn Link. "Having access to healthcare and making healthy choices are important, but they account for only half of our health. We're re-thinking the model of what contributes to good health, and that includes addressing the social and economic factors."
Other major donations have been making fundraising management
news as of late. The Marcus Foundation donated $25 million to construct the Marcus Neuroscience Institute in Boca Raton.