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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Strategic programs and partnerships

Detroit Neighborhood Partnership

In September 2019, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, in partnership with the City of Detroit, shared the company will be working with residents of the eastside neighborhoods of East English Village, Cornerstone and Morningside. They are supporting efforts to add to the vibrancy and well-being of these eastside communities. At the end of 2018, Blues Cross and six other area businesses committed to $35 million to the City of Detroit’s neighborhood development efforts. Blue Cross has begun community outreach work with a number of nonprofits and businesses in the target area, conducting employee volunteer events, making other donations in-kind, and planning wellness programming for local residents.

Everyone vs. Parkinson's Gala

Throughout 2019 Blue Cross partnered with two of the state’s key Parkinson’s organizations – the Kirk Gibson Foundation and Michigan Parkinson’s Foundation to direct community attention to Parkinson’s, the people battling it and their caregivers. Efforts wrapped up this fall with the “Everyone versus Parkinson’s Gala,” held on October 19 at Motor City Casino. Blue Cross CEO Daniel J. Loepp and wife Amy were honorary chairs of the event which raised $1.5M for the two foundations, to fund much needed research, treatments and services to combat the debilitating disease.

 2019 Community Service Awards

2019 Community Service Awards

Blue Cross Blue Shield recognizes outstanding senior citizen advocates through presenting our annual Community Service Awards. In October we announced our 2019 recipients. Watch the video for highlights of the event.

Interested in learning more?

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

Corporate volunteer program

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.