Columbia, S.C. -- The BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation in 2006 made grant awards totaling $3,499,467 million to public schools, nursing education, free medical clinics, hospice care, and other community groups serving the healthcare needs of the uninsured and underinsured across South Carolina.
The latest round of grants, decided in December, includes a total of $1,261,040 awarded to eight groups. These recipients are:
"These grants will make medical services more accessible to target populations such as the working poor, children, the elderly, Native Americans, migrant and seasonal farm workers, individuals with chronic diseases, the homeless and single heads of households," said BlueCross CEO and Chairman of the Foundation Board of Directors M. Edward Sellers. "The BlueCross BlueShield Foundation is pleased to award these grants to help support community efforts."
Headquartered in Columbia, the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation is a philanthropic affiliate of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. It was created to identify and help solve South Carolinians’ health problems, with special emphasis on access, affordability and quality of healthcare. The BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina are independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.