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 inequality.

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

Blue Cross raises funds for Alzheimer’s Association

In 2018, Blue Cross joined the Alzheimer’s Association in a year-long strategic partnership to increase awareness of the disease and raise funds for critical treatment and cure research, and assist those battling Alzheimer’s. Last year, Blue Cross, the BCBSM Foundation and employees contributed close to $200,000 through fundraising events and sponsorships. The company worked with stakeholders to turn more than 40 Michigan landmarks purple — Alzheimer’s signature color — on June 21, Alzheimer’s annual Longest Day awareness campaign.

Blue Cross employees help Stamp Out Hunger

Blue Cross has been the health plan provider for the National Association of Letter Carriers for more than 60 years. It’s one of our largest and longest-held customer. More recently, we’ve been a proud ally of its Stamp Out Hunger campaign. For 26 years, letter carriers have participated in the largest, single-day food drive by collecting donations left near mailboxes on their routes. In 2018, our employees collected a record 16,530 nonperishable food items from April 30 through May 12. Donations were delivered directly to food partners near each regional Blue Cross office.

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.