PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Regence Foundation announced nearly $405,000 in grants to Northwest and Utah nonprofits - its largest set of quarterly grant awards since the Foundation launched early in 2008. The grants are to nonprofits working on key public health issues and breaking down barriers to care. The Foundation also awarded its first Sojourns palliative care grant.
"The Regence Foundation believes that access to quality, affordable care is the key to a healthy community," said Michael Alexander, Regence Foundation board chair. "As a Foundation that is part of a health insurance company, it's our responsibility and commitment to the community to support nonprofits working to get people the care they need and bringing attention to key health issues."
"In funding these seven projects, The Regence Foundation identified and partnered with innovative nonprofits who are tackling complex health care problems with resourceful methods," said Monique Barton, Regence Foundation executive director. "That's something we're proud to be a part of in our communities."
Several of these grants were awarded through The Regence Fund at The Oregon Community Foundation.
About The Regence Foundation
The Regence Foundation is the corporate foundation of Regence, the largest health insurer in the Northwest/Intermountain region and a nonprofit independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. A 501(c)3 grantmaking organization, the Foundation partners with organizations driving significant change in health care delivery and accessibility in Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Washington. Through its Sojourns program, the Foundation also supports organizations advancing quality palliative and end-of-life care. For more information, visit www.RegenceFoundation.org or www.twitter.com/RegenceGives.
SOURCE The Regence Foundation
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