Community Contributions

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan partners with organizations on programs that encourage healthy lifestyles, increase access to quality health care, and address and reduce health disparity.

All requests must be from Michigan-based 501(c)(3) organizations working to improve health and health care in Michigan. We accept applications for corporate contributions throughout the year.

Please submit your contribution request through our online contributions system. We don't accept them through mail or email. Learn more about our contributions guidelines.

Grant options

If your request doesn't qualify for a corporate contribution, maybe one of these options will meet your needs.

Health program grants

With grants like Strengthening the Safety Net and Building Healthy Communities, we work with schools and clinics to make the future healthier.
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The BCBSM Foundation

Our grants support researchers, students and organizations searching for health care solutions in Michigan.
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Covid-19 Community

Blue Cross’ social media channels, A Healthier Michigan and MI Blues Perspectives offer blog articles on a variety of topics. Read our latest articles to help support you and your family as we navigate through COVID-19. 

Strategic programs and partnerships

Blue Cross headquarters in Ukraine colors to show support

Blue Cross Ukraine Relief Support

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan stands with the people of Ukraine. As a multi-business enterprise serving members and customers in all 50 states, we join our fellow corporate citizens in supporting Ukraine during this crisis.

Early in March, Blue Cross and our subsidiary company the AF Group quickly launched an online employee donation campaign to help provide health care, medical supplies and nutrition for Ukrainian children and adults, and humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of war. This opportunity directed donations toward a collective fund supporting the following three relief agencies: International Medical Corps (for health care and supplies); UNICEF USA (for children’s health care and nutrition of refugees); and the International Committee of the Red Cross (providing humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of war). To show our support of Ukraine, Blue Cross also joined other landmarks in lighting our Detroit Tower, Renaissance Center and AF Group headquarters blue and yellow — Ukraine’s national color.

Pinwheel Gardens for Child Abuse Prevention Month

Blue Cross Announces 2022 Community Health Focus – Child Abuse Prevention

Blue Cross picks a signature charitable event every year where we fully commit as a corporation to help raise money for the cause. Blue Cross has designated the Children’s Trust Fund as our annual charity, in addressing the ongoing need for Child Abuse Prevention. In addition to corporate funding of CTF, Blue Cross Community Responsibility has launched a year-long campaign to raise awareness with both our internal workforce and our statewide community network.

In collaboration with CFT we produced three community Tool Kits which were distributed to statewide partner organizations in March to help raise awareness through their networks. Blue Cross Community Responsibility also donated 10,000 pinwheels to 175 statewide, community organizations for “planting” Pinwheel Gardens during the month of April. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and the pinwheel and color blue are nationally recognized symbols of the cause. Several more internal activities are planned throughout the year to give Blue Cross and subsidiary employees an opportunity to contribute to the Children’s Trust Fund.​​​​​​​

CTF’s keynote event is the 2022 Pam Posthumus Signature Auction, which raises money for child abuse prevention programs throughout the state. The event will be held Tuesday, May 17, at Michigan State University’s Breslin Center in East Lansing. Daniel J. Loepp and Amy Tattrie Loepp are honorary co-chairs of the 20th annual event. Amy Tattrie Loepp also serves as chair of the Children’s Trust Fund Board of Directors.

Child Abuse Prevention Toolkit (PDF)

Child Abuse Prevention Toolkit-Spanish (PDF)

Child Abuse Prevention Toolkit-Arabic (PDF)


Interested in learning more?

Read our annual reports. They provide detailed information on Blue Cross’ community outreach throughout Michigan. 

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has dedicated Community Responsibility team members in all parts of the state. Please check our regional oversight map (PDF) to connect with our representative in your area.

Corporate volunteer program
Blue Cross Volunteer

Blue Cross employees have a long history of volunteering in communities across Michigan. Each year, thousands of employees donate their time to support events and projects that contribute to the health and vitality of Michigan.

Our executives are also involved throughout Michigan, with many taking part in an Executive Volunteer Program that matches Blue Cross leaders to the boards of several statewide nonprofit organizations.

If you're interested in recruiting a team of Blue Cross volunteers for your event, please contact us.

Advisory councils

Blue Cross convenes nine community advisory councils across the state, comprised of local leaders and advocates. Each council meets three times a year to discuss community concerns and needs along with opportunities for collaboration.

The councils are active in the following communities:  Lansing; Grand Rapids; Kalamazoo; Traverse City; Marquette; Great Lakes Bay region; Oakland/Macomb counties; Flint; and Southeast Michigan. In each area, we invite representatives from faith-based, cultural, community, business, nonprofit, health care and grassroots organizations along with local government, multi-generational, education and human services to participate.

If you're interested in joining a community advisory council in your area, please contact us.