At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, we care deeply about the health and safety of our communities. And as members of our healthcare community, we feel compelled to make a difference in any way we can. It is because of this that we, alongside the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation, recently donated more than $550,000 to numerous Kansas organizations to help bring relief and support during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
We have spread the donations across various organizations in Kansas, including contributions to small businesses and colleges, healthcare centers, domestic violence organizations and food banks. In addition to our corporate donations across Kansas, The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation has added to this giving by contributing to Child Care Aware of Kansas.
Our donations include:
- $250,000 in grants to NetWork Kansas for colleges and small businesses who are making personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers with low supply. The funding comes through our Blue Health Initiatives, a program that supports communities in developing enduring solutions for Kansas’s health challenges.
- $200,000 to the Kansas Association of Local Health Departments (KAHLD) and local health departments across our service area through our Blue Health Initiatives.
- $44,000 to domestic violence organizations across the state to assist domestic violence shelters, support victims of domestic abuse and more.
- $27,000 to Project Topeka, a campaign that supports eight Topeka organizations that offer food assistance.
- $50,000 through the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation to Child Care Aware of Kansas, a membership organization for all child care providers in Kansas, to purchase cleaning supplies and curriculum to address behavioral health needs as children navigate the emotional impact of COVID-19.
We are proud to provide relief where we can to organizations across our state that are working hard to meet the needs of all Kansans. We care deeply about our communities and are committed to providing assistance where we can during this time.
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation has been promoting the good health of Kansans since 2005 by providing more than $5.5 million in financial support for initiatives that focus on key health issues impacting the lives of many Kansans. The Foundation seeks opportunities to fund programs and activities that promote health improvement, community health access and/or health education, healthy behaviors, prevention initiatives and direct health services to the uninsured.
Matt All, President/CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas.