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BlueCross Foundation Accepting Proposals for New BlueCross Healthy Place Projects

Government entities and nonprofit groups can apply for funding Aug. 1-31, 2021   

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Foundation will accept proposals for 2022 BlueCross Healthy Place grants Sunday, Aug. 1 through Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021.

BlueCross Healthy Places include features such as playgrounds, splash pads, fitness equipment, sports fields/courts and pavilions for recreation and community events. They are free and open to the public.

Tennessee communities are invited to submit proposals for spaces that are tailored to the needs of their area.

“Public spaces have the power to bring people together and improve the overall wellbeing of Tennesseans,” said Scott Wilson, vice president of community relations for BlueCross. “We look forward to new community partnerships and opportunities to bring more of our neighbors places to connect and enjoy healthy activity.”

Governmental agencies and non-profit organizations can submit proposals on the foundation’s online portal.

To qualify for funding, applicants must:

  • Be the legal titleholder of the property with full approval to execute the project
  • Seek community input on project priorities before proposal submission
  • Provide metes and bounds documentation and most recent land survey upon submission

To view full application criteria and guidelines, or to apply, visit

BlueCross Healthy Place projects are currently underway in the following locations:

  • Nashville
  • Knoxville
  • Alamo
  • Baxter
  • Chattanooga
  • Farragut
  • Johnson City
  • Memphis
  • Murfreesboro
  • Shelbyville

BlueCross Healthy Places are open in Memphis, Chattanooga, Kingsport, Huntland, Chapel Hill, Paris and Woodlawn, Tenn.

About BlueCross®
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is a taxpaying, not-for-profit health plan serving more than 3.4 million members in Tennessee and around the country. The Chattanooga-based company was founded in 1945 and has brought peace of mind to its members and local communities for more than 75 years. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Inc. is an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association. For more information, visit the company’s news center at

About BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Foundation, Inc.

The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Foundation, Inc. was established in December 2003 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation organized to promote the philanthropic mission of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. The foundation provides funding for the BlueCross Healthy Place program, which creates active, healthy spaces across Tennessee.

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