Due to COVID-19, CRH will continue working remotely until further notice.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Caring Foundation Rural Health Grant Program
The purpose of the BCBSND Caring Foundation Rural Health
Grant Program is to serve and show benefit to rural North
Dakotans and their health needs, and raise awareness for
the need for all ages to engage in more daily physical
activity and overall wellness.
The program targets the following primary focus area(s):
Activities that support activity and wellness for all
Supplies that support activity and wellness for all
Programs that support activity and wellness for all
Events that support activity and wellness for all
Proposals must be submitted via online submission by 5:00 pm Central
March 31, 2022
Notification of awards
August 15, 2022
Interim report due
February 15, 2023
Project must be completed and funds expended
February 22, 2023
Final report and invoice must be submitted
Year 16 Awardees, 2021-2022
These projects must be completed, final report submitted, and funds expended by February 15, 2022.
Quentin N. Burdick Memorial Healthcare Facility, Belcourt
Will develop a community-based pilot program food pharmacy model for Native American children to encourage
healthy eating habits, food positivity, and food security with the goal of positively impacting generational
CHI St. Alexius Health, Carrington
Will build a playground in the county park to entice families to get outside and play, promoting socialization
between families, and improving the physical fitness and emotional well-being of children.
Pembina County Memorial Hospital, Cavalier
Will increase access to exercise opportunities, increase physical activity, and teach individuals how to improve
their emotional health.
Beyond Boundaries Therapy Services, Fargo
Will bring mobile therapy services to families in rural areas, helping alleviate the barriers families are
facing to get their child to therapy in one of the bigger cities in North Dakota.
Altru Health Foundation, Grand Forks
Will support a fundraising effort to ease the burdens of cancer patients who travel hundreds of miles several
times a week for care.
St. Gerard's Community of Care, Hankinson
Will purchase a new playset for their playground.
St. Aloisius Medical Center, Harvey
Will add a toddler-appropriate section to existing playground equipment in Harvey's Centennial Park.
Sakakawea Medical Center, Hazen
Will purchase equipment for their local childcare center.
Nelson County Health System, McVille
Will fund a community playground for families to engage in physical activity and socialization.
Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford
Will offer residents a safe way to view local church services, sporting events, and concerts using technology.
Mountrail County Health Foundation, Stanley
Will host a leadership program for management designed to build confidence.
Northland Health Centers, Turtle Lake
Will fund events, programs, and education on better food choices, hydration, sleep habits, and exercise.
CHI St. Alexius Health, Williston
Will fund engagement, education, and new equipment for employee health and well-being.