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How to apply for a Community Health Matching grant

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If you are an organization interested in a Community Health Matching grant from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation, this information explains how to apply.

Has your nonprofit organization has come up with a solution to a health challenge in your community? The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation may be able to help take it from idea to reality.

You can apply for a $25,000 grant through the Community Health Matching Program that could turn your project into reality. Here’s what you need to know.

Make sure your organization is eligible

The foundation only gives grants to nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations based in Michigan, and your organization must be able to provide matching funds.


The Community Health Matching Program provides funds for projects that do at least one of the following:

  • Increase access to health care
  • Address critical public health issues
  • Improve the quality of care
  • Enhance efficiency of health care processes

For more information, read the Community Health Matching Program brochure (PDF).

Apply for a grant

If you think your organization’s project is a good candidate, download, print and mail the Community Health Matching Program Application (PDF)

Complete instructions, including a list of documents you’ll need to send, are listed on page 6 of the Community Health Matching Program brochure.

The foundation reviews grant proposals in March, July and November. Be sure to submit your application at least five months in advance.

Tip: The Foundation also offers a $3,500 Proposal Development Award (PDF). It helps nonprofit community organizations develop and fund grant proposals for new healthcare initiatives. No matching funds are required.

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