CHICAGO — Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) has invested more than $5.8 million in 145 community organizations in Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas this year as part of its Healthy Kids, Healthy Families® (HKHF) grant program.
The grant program has evolved since its inception more than a decade ago, when it was designed to reach children and their families through nonprofit organizations focused on nutrition, education, physical activity programs, disease prevention and management or supporting safe environments.
For 2022, the program expanded and accepted applications from organizations supporting social and community context, economic opportunity and stability, and neighborhood and built environments.
“We’ve focused our giving to be even more inclusive of the social factors outside of traditional health care that can have a strong impact on the health of people in our geographies,” said Clarita Santos, executive director of corporate and civic partnerships for HCSC. “Our giving is designed to support regional partners who best understand the needs of their constituents and are making a real difference in improving population health.”
For details on 2022 HKHF grant recipients visit:
The Healthy Kids, Healthy Families grant program is just one part of HCSC’s overall community investment strategy, which is aligned under an umbrella mission of expanding access to care.
Moving forward, HCSC’s grant funding will fall into five newly redesigned strategic pillars that the company believes are key ways to support access to care:
Learn more about how Health Care Service Corporation is making a difference in the HCSC Corporate Social Responsibility Report, which highlights the impact of the company’s total 2021 charitable giving of more than $22 million.
About Health Care Service Corporation
Health Care Service Corporation is the country's largest customer-owned health insurer, with nearly 17.5 million members in its health plans in Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. A Mutual Legal Reserve Company, HCSC is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.