JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida, the philanthropic affiliate of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida (BCBSF), has approved $761,000 in grants to be awarded this winter to 11 nonprofit Florida organizations providing health-related services to in-need Floridians.
"Around 20 percent of Florida residents are uninsured," said Susan Towler, executive director of The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida. "That's more than 3.8 million people who may forgo important medical care if they don't have access to free and low-cost services. The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida is proud to support organizations working to help Floridians who do not have access to traditional health care options."
Recipients, grant totals and program areas funded are:
The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida awards grants during two grant cycles per year. With the completion of the 2008 winter grant cycle, The Blue Foundation will have presented 200 grants and 25 awards totaling more than $13 million since its founding in 2001.
The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida is a separate, philanthropic affiliate of BCBSF incorporated in the state of Florida. The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida, and its parent, BCBSF, are independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. For more information on The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida, please visit its Web site at www.bluefoundationfl.com.
|SOURCE The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida|
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