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

Mental health awareness

2021 Mental Health Awareness Focus

Each year, Blue Cross Community Responsibility selects a community health focus to highlight and support through our statewide, community outreach resources. For 2021, we chose Mental Health Awareness. Several awareness and outreach projects are planned throughout the rest of the year. In May, “Mental Health Awareness Month,” Blue Cross kicked off efforts by turning statewide landmarks green to demonstrate support. The Blue Bridge in Grand Rapids and our own Detroit Tower headquarters both proudly display the color green, as it is recognized internationally as the symbolic color of mental health.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Partnerships

In June, Blue Cross, Meijer and statewide non-profit disability service organizations collaborated to provide more accessible vaccination environments at Meijer pharmacies. This outreach project was created to ensure that individuals with disabilities could more comfortably get the vaccine. Considerations include welcoming care givers, ensuring access for wheelchairs, and relaxed, private, appropriately lit rooms for those with sensitivities related to autism or other conditions. Interested individuals can text “HEALTH” to 75049 to begin the process. Meijer Pharmacy will then call personally to schedule a customized vaccination time and setting at their local store. Local non-profit disability service partners are promoting to their consumers. Some are also helping with any transportation needs.

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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 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.