In 2001, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts created a new charitable organization—the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation—as a contemporary expression of its historic commitment to those in need of dependable access to health care. Through grants and policy initiatives, the Foundation works with public and private organizations to broaden health coverage and reduce barriers to care. The Foundation focuses on developing measurable and sustainable solutions that benefit uninsured, vulnerable, and low-income individuals and families in the Commonwealth.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts provided the Foundation with an initial endowment, and has continued to support the Foundation's efforts, growing the endowment to more than $90 million. The Foundation operates separately from the company and is governed by its own 13-member Board of Directors. It is one of the largest private health philanthropies in the state.
Visit the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation online to learn more about our commitment to improving access to health care in Massachusetts.