The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation has appointed Chloé Wiley of Baton Rouge as its new Foundation Initiatives Manager.

In her new role, Wiley will manage the Foundation’s grant programs and oversee major initiatives to improve the health and lives of Louisianians, including:

  • New Horizons grants for innovation, helping nonprofits test new initiatives to improve health outcomes;
  • Special Projects grants for one-time investments in expanding successful programs; and
  • Collective Impact grants for community-based coalitions working together to solve persistent problems in health.

Wiley is the founder and, until recently, was the school director of Baton Rouge Bridge Academy, where she was she was responsible for executing all aspects development, launch, and operation of a start-up 501(c)(3) charter school committed to providing high quality education for underserved students in North Baton Rouge. Under her leadership, 100 percent of the school’s students met year-long growth goals and outperformed 90 percent of peers nationwide in reading and math.

Wiley is originally from Effie, Louisiana. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication from Louisiana State University and a Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University.


About the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation works each day to improve the health and lives of Louisianians by empowering everyday people to do extraordinary good. By building and funding coalitions of friends, families and neighbors, the Foundation hopes to build a healthier Louisiana, particularly for its children. The foundation is funded solely by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, but is a separate 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity. Together Blue Cross and the Blue Cross Foundation invest $2.5 million each year into Louisiana’s communities and nonprofits.