We make grants to improve Louisiana’s health outcomes.

Through our strategic philanthropic work, we empower people, organizations, and communities across the state to create meaningful and lasting change. Our grantee partners share our dedication to making a measurable impact on the health and lives of Louisiana’s people.

Our grants improve the Social Determinants of Health in Louisiana.

Research shows that 70% or more of a person’s health outcomes are shaped by their daily physical, emotional, and social experiences. Our grantee partners’ work connects healthcare, education, economic stability, built environments, and social supports with their clients’ overall health.

Since 2020:

$27 Million

in grants awarded for health outcomes and disaster relief

Since 2020:

24 Million

health screenings, meals, and more

In 2022:

2.4 Million

people served by grantee programs

Register for our 2024 Annual Convenings

We’re taking our Annual Convening on the road! Join us in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette, and Shreveport to connect with, learn from, and create alongside nonprofit and civic leaders from across the region.

Dates, Locations, Times

  • March 5, 2024 | Baton Rouge @ The Renaissance Hotel | 11:30 AM – 5 PM
  • March 7, 2024 | New Orleans @ New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District | 11:30 AM – 5 PM
  • March 14, 2024 | Lafayette @ Home2Suites | 11:30 AM – 5 PM
  • March 21, 2024 | Shreveport @ Hilton Shreveport | 11:30 AM – 5 PM

Nominate a champion for kids for The Angel Award by April 5, 2024

Know someone doing extraordinary good work to improve the health and lives of Louisiana’s children? Nominate them for The Angel Award.

In recognition of the program’s 30th anniversary, past honorees will choose nine incredible individuals to be celebrated. The Blue Cross Foundation will also make a $30,000 grant to the nonprofit of each honoree’s choice.

The deadline to nominate an Angel is April 5, 2024.

Learn how partners across Louisiana are closing the nursing gap.

Since 2018, the Blue Cross Foundation has facilitated funding, coalition-building, and advocacy work to create and share collaborative models that graduate more qualified nurses. Read our case study and learn more about our partners.

Families Helping Families NOLA is connecting young people with autism to community and careers.

The people of Families Helping Families NOLA are makers who create pathways for family members with disabilities, which is especially important for those who are waitlisted for services. With funding from the BCBSLA Foundation, they’re training young people with autism to reach their career potential and live healthier, more fulfilling lives with rich social connections.

The Baton Rouge Youth Coalition’s Health Fellows Program is diversifying the healthcare workforce.

Young people of color face unique obstacles in joining the healthcare workforce — especially those coming from backgrounds of generational poverty. But diversifying the healthcare workforce is the key to unlocking equitable health outcomes. The Baton Rouge Youth Coalition is helping connecting young people to their dreams.

The Crescent City Mentorship Collaborative is breaking down barriers to build community support for young people.

Mentors can create community, support and connection for today’s youths. The Crescent City Mentoring Collaborative is a coalition of Black-led New Orleans nonprofit organizations with the shared mission to strengthen the recruitment and retention pipeline for effective mentors throughout the local community.