Advancing Maternal Health Equity

With our Advancing Maternal Health Equity grant initiative, we're committed to improving maternal health in Michigan. Learn how your nonprofit can apply for a grant.

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Working together for a healthier future

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the BCBSM Foundation are partnering again this year to help nonprofit organizations improve maternal health outcomes. Through the Advancing Maternal Health Equity grant initiative, we're committed to reducing health disparities and improving outcomes across Michigan communities. 
 

Michigan based nonprofits can apply for a grant to support initiatives that:

  • Address disparities in access, maternal and infant health care, or outcomes
  • Address gaps within the social determinants of health and access to support services
  • Improve maternal and infant health and well-being
  • Reduce the risk of maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity

 

Attend the webinar

 

To learn more about the grant application, you can attend our webinar on June 20 at 10:30 a.m. To register, email socialmission@bcbsm.com and cc: Chai Kinney. We'll send out a link a few days in advance of the webinar.  

Important dates

  • Application opens: June 4
  • Webinar: June 20 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Submit application by: July 10
  • Award is notified in: August
  • Program begins: Oct. 1, 2024
  • Program ends: Oct. 31, 2025
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What we're interested in

The funding collaborative is particularly interested in proposals that support people of color and individuals in underserved and marginalized communities, including those with intersection identities (persons with disabilities, LGBTQ+).

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What to expect

Proposed projects should effectively address challenges to maternal health equity that improve poor maternal health outcomes. Selected grantees will be awarded up to $50,000 for 12 months.

Who's eligible?

Applicants must be recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) organization, or a community-based nonprofit organization paired with a 501(c)(3) organization.