A charity affiliated with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Carolina has announced $2.9 million in grant awards.

The BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation, an arm of South Carolina Blue, Columbia, S.C., says it will be giving the grants to 12 groups.

In other charitable giving news, Blue Cross of California, Woodland Hills, Calif., a unit of WellPoint Inc., Indianapolis, has given $30,000 to 6 food banks in northern and southern California.