Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana's Healthy Kids, Healthy Families® (HKHF) initiative is a centerpiece of its charitable giving, and the 2019 grant application process is open from March 1 through April 30. Entering its sixth year, the HKHF initiative has already contributed $850,000 to programs benefiting the state's youth and families.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana (BCBSMT) will again award four $50,000 grants — one in each of the following Montana regions: western, north central, south central, and eastern — to nonprofit organizations that offer sustainable, measurable programs to reach children and their families in one or more of these five focus areas:
- Physical activity
- Disease prevention and management
- Substance abuse prevention
- Mental health and suicide prevention
"Nothing is more important to the future of our state than our children, and we recognize the important role we can play by supporting the organizations engaged in efforts to make their futures better," said John Doran, vice president of external affairs at BCBSMT. "Through this program, and in concert with our other community giving campaigns and volunteer work, we can make a real difference in the health and well-being of Montana children."
In addition to aligning with one or more of the five areas of focus, the following criteria are required for all HKHF grant proposals:
- The organization must hold a 501(c)(3) tax status
- The grant must primarily target individuals in Montana
- The program must be measurable and demonstrate how the goals will be met as defined in the grant proposal
To learn more about the application progress, or to apply for a grant, visit us online.
For more information or for questions on applications, contact Randi Heigh at 406-437-5304 or via email.