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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 ages
  • Supplies that support activity and wellness for all ages
  • Programs that support activity and wellness for all ages
  • Events that support activity and wellness for all ages

2022-2023 Guidance

Important Dates:
March 1, 2022 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 health.
  • 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.

Summaries of Past BCBSND Grants