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About the Foundation

We are a statewide health funder committed to improving health outcomes for current and future generations of South Carolinians.

Our Work

The BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation was established in 2003. The Foundation issues grants to support projects that aim to promote the health of South Carolinians and to increase access to health care for the economically disadvantaged. 

Our Vision

To bridge health and health care in South Carolina.

Our Mission

The mission of the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation is to promote and support healthier South Carolinians, particularly the economically vulnerable, by supporting solutions to address gaps in health care and serving as an agent of change to support innovation and value-added public-private partnerships. 

Our Values

We have a unique position as a statewide health foundation that allows us to support select systemic population health issues and approaches across South Carolina.

  • We recognize that improving health is complex; therefore, we support a continuum of approaches ranging from providing direct care for the economically vulnerable to advancing policy, systems and environmental changes.
  • We prioritize efforts that will improve the health of future generations of South Carolinians.
  • We empower organizations to increase effectiveness towards improved health outcomes.
  • We support efforts that represent community and statewide priorities that are locally determined, culturally relevant and data-informed solutions.
  • We equip our partners to connect learning to action and use data for continuous improvement.
  • We are a catalytic partner, supporting organizations and programs as they gain sustainability by leveraging funds and we value innovative projects that can expand to multiple geographic areas in South Carolina.

Our Staff 

Our staff is dedicated to the goal of making South Carolina a better place to live by improving healthcare outcomes for vulnerable citizens.

Read more about our staff members


Contact Us 

If you need to get in touch with the Foundation, you can reach out to one of our staff members directly, or you can submit a message directly through our form.

Contact form

Partner Testimonials

"The Foundation goes above and beyond to provide proactive and innovative support to address the critical health needs of our state."

Maya Pack
Executive Director, South Carolina Institute of Medicine & Public Health (IMPH)
Columbia, SC

Foundation funding supported the launch of the SC Community Health Worker institute, which trains frontline public health workers.

Our health-focused grants help organizations address policies and systems to improve overall health.

More on health-focused grants

See the latest news from the Foundation.



Columbia International University Counseling Initiative

This grant, awarded in January 2023, will establish a PhD program in counselor education and supervision to address the shortage of counseling faculty that has limited the number of master’sprepared...


Best-Practice Response to Child Abuse

Since receiving the Foundation’s grant in June of 2019, the South Carolina Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers (SCNCAC) has expanded access to services for children who are victims of child abuse...