Partners Make Caring for Children Work
Caring for Children operates solely on charitable donations. Because Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota donates 100 percent of the administrative costs as an in-kind donation, all funds donated to Caring for Children go directly to serve enrolled children.
Dakota Medical Foundation has been a major sponsor of Caring for Children since 2002. Their generosity and that of churches, civic groups, businesses and individuals allows the Foundation to continue its work of connecting uninsured children with providers who deliver quality care.
Caring for Children, a non-profit organization operating under IRS 501(c)(3), partners with United Way agencies in North Dakota. See a listing of these United Way agencies.
A partnership with Vision Service Plan's Sight for Students program makes it possible for enrolled children to receive vision services and eyeglasses at no charge once per year.
In 2005, Caring for Children began a partnership with the North Dakota Department of Human Services through a public/private collaboration designed to find and enroll eligible children in programs in one simplified, coordinated application process. The partnership increased applicant information received each month.
The network of health care providers who accept reduced payment for services to enrolled children has grown. Ninety-one percent of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota providers are also Caring for Children participating providers. More than 3,000 health professionals serve enrolled children.