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Highmark Foundation awards $464,000 in grant funding to 81 schools benefitting Pennsylvania and West Virginia students

July 13, 2023 | PITTSBURGH, Pa.

PITTSBURGH (July 13, 2023) — Officials from the Highmark Foundation today announced the recipients of its 2023-2024 Highmark Foundation School Grants and Supportive Services Health Grants. This is the 11th year for the Highmark Foundation's School Grant and Awards Program, awarding more than $4 million to date to promote healthy school-based programming within Highmark Foundation's service region. The grants program aims to create healthier school environments that result in impactful and sustainable improvements through strategies that meet students' needs.

"The Highmark Foundation's student-focused grants program equips schools with dedicated resources to establish healthier and safer school environments that benefit students' overall health and well-being," said Highmark Foundation President Yvonne Cook. "We are honored to support thousands of students through these grants each year, and we hope the outcomes of these programs help set the students up for successful futures."

In addition to the school grants, the program also offers Supportive Services Health Grants, which are part of a strategy to support economically disadvantaged school districts and high-needs schools with financial assistance to meet basic health requests.

Each application is independently reviewed by the Foundation's technical partners Center for Safe Schools, Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and Women for a Healthy Environment. The complete list of schools, programs and award amounts can be found at

About the Highmark Foundation

The Highmark Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) private, charitable organization dedicated to improving the health, wellbeing, and quality of life for individuals who reside in the communities served by Highmark, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates. We fulfill our missing by awarding high-impact grants to charitable organizations that implement evidence-based programs aimed at improving community health. Central to the Foundation's mission is identifying and continuously reevaluating our region's prevailing health care needs. By doing so, the Foundation remains at the forefront of those needs, well-equipped to pinpoint the issues that more urgently need support.

In 2021, two new restricted funds were established at the Highmark Foundation — the Highmark West Virginia Charitable Fund for Health and the United Concordia Dental Charitable Fund. These funds support the ongoing work of the Highmark Foundation across its footprint and beyond.

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Bethany Ross
Highmark Health