The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation supports research that betters the lives of Michiganders. The foundation, with some $60 million in assets, has supported hundreds of causes since its founding in 1980. The Community Health Matching Grant Program, for example, supports nonprofits that develop, implement, or evaluate approaches to health care within communities. Catherine’s Health Center, Michigan Osteopathic Association, and McFarlan Charitable Corp. are all among past recipients. The foundation also offers the Proposal Development Award, which provides funding to help nonprofits create grant proposals for health care projects. Nonprofits working on suicide prevention can also receive a grant of up to $75,000 through a special application. In addition, the foundation offers funding for doctoral and medical students attending Michigan schools, for Michigan researchers aiming to improve health care, and for physicians interested in research.