About the BCBSND Caring Foundation

We believe health and well-being are the building blocks of thriving individuals and communities. And we believe in the power of North Dakotans to create a healthy state.

Established in 1989, the BCBSND Caring Foundation is a private 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Over these 30 years, the Caring Foundation has worked to improve the health and well-being of North Dakotans and their communities. Through collaborations with organizations across North Dakota, it is our goal to support sustainable and innovative efforts that promote better outcomes and create lasting change. To learn more about our initiatives, view our Impact Report.

Helping North Dakotans thrive through grants

As a private foundation, we are primarily a grantmaking entity, entirely funded by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND). Our giving focuses on key health issues that positively impact the lives of North Dakotans. We partner with our grantees to:

  • Support nonprofits that align with our vision and goals
  • Collaborate on shared outcomes
  • Create lasting change
  • Invest in innovative ideas that improve communities

2022 Highlights

Wondering what we were up to in 2022? Watch our 2022 Highlights video.


Pam Gulleson

BCBSND Vice President of Public Affairs and Government Relations, serves as Foundation Executive Director and Secretary

Amber Blomberg

BCBSND Community Partnerships and Caring Foundation Manager

Board members

Daniel Conrad
BCBSND President and CEO, serves as Chairman of the Foundation

Cyndee Thormodson
BCBSND Chief Financial Officer and Senior VP of Finance, serves as Treasurer of the Foundation

Stacie Heiden
BCBSND Executive VP of Strategic Development and Health Delivery

Greg Glasner, MD
BCBSND Chief Medical Officer

Dave Spryncznatyk
Retired Adjutant General of North Dakota

Dennis Hill
Retired from NDAREC

Lynette Dickson
LJD Consulting, Inc. Director