The North Dakota Caring Foundation has been awarded a $2,000 grant funded by the Fargo-Moorhead Area Foundation.
The funds will help support the Caring for Children program, which provides access to primary and preventive medical, dental and mental health services to children in North Dakota. The children helped by the program come from working families who do not qualify for government-funded medical assistance programs and whose parents cannot afford private insurance. Through the program, 1,310 children in 2013 have received the care they need—at no cost to their families.
Founded and administered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND), Caring for Children is a health, dental and mental health benefit program for eligible North Dakota children. The North Dakota Caring Foundation operates as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and receives funding from foundations, churches, individuals, businesses and civic organizations. BCBSND is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.