Providing Additional Funds in Support of COVID-19 Relief
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) recently announced plans to commit an additional $2.2 million to total $8 million invested in COVID-19 relief to community organizations on the front lines of the pandemic. The investments support nonprofits addressing communities’ health, social and economic needs and creating equitable COVID-19 support for people and neighborhoods disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.
CareFirst’s pandemic relief funding contributions have benefited 150 organizations, reaching approximately 700,000 individuals across the Mid-Atlantic region. During the most recent grant selection process in which 55 grants for COVID relief have been awarded, special consideration was given to Black, youth, Veteran and women-led organizations.
Funding requests and recipients include:
These grants address COVID-19 vaccination education and distribution; expand access to primary care services and more.
- Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN), now called Pathforward
- Brighter Day Health Foundation, Inc./US Wellcare
- Eastern Shore Wellness Solutions
- University of Maryland Medical System Foundation
- Baltimore Medical System (BMS)
- DowntownDC Foundation
- Fusion Partnerships – MOMCares
- Sisters Together And Reaching, Inc. (STAR)
- Prince George’s Healthcare Alliance (PGHA), Inc.
- Medical Care for Children Partnership (MCCP) Foundation
- Health Care for the Homeless (HCH)
- Capital Caring Health
- Sinai Hospital
These grants provide substance use disorder services, peer recovery and case management services to at-risk populations; tele-behavioral health services and more.
- Holy Cross Hospital of Silver Spring
- House of Ruth Maryland
- Loyola University Maryland
- The Baltimore Station
- One Common Unity, Inc.
- The Pro Bono Counseling Project
- The Women’s Center
- Tuerk House
- Westminster Rescue Mission (WRM)
- Center for Adoption Support and Education, C.A.S.E.
- District Of Columbia Children’s Advocacy Center (Safe Shores)
- For All Seasons
These grants aid families dealing with diabetes or medically fragile populations.
These grants address housing, food and utility assistance for urban and rural communities, workforce and small business development and more.
- Covenant House Washington, D.C.
- End Hunger in Calvert County, Inc.
- Fuel Fund of Maryland
- Housing Initiative Partnership (HIP) Inc.
- Howard Community College Educational Foundation
- Human Services Coalition of Prince George’s County
- Identity Inc.
- IMPACT Silver Spring
- Indian Cultural Association of Howard County (ICA)
- MANNA Inc.
- Many Languages One Voice (MLOV)
- Maryland Community Connection (MCC)
- Pathway Homes
- Pathways To Housing DC
- Pine Street Committee Inc.
- Primary Care Coalition of Montgomery County
- Safe Alternative Foundation for Education
- The Arc of Prince George’s County
- Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES)
- Volunteers of America Chesapeake
- The Women’s Housing Coalition
- Transitional Housing Corporation
- Action in Maturity, Inc. (AIM)
- Associated Charities of Cumberland
For more information on COVID-19 relief provided to date, visit the following articles: