Community
Investments &
Partnerships

Fostering healthy outcomes through strategic partnerships

We are committed to being a thoughtful and effective corporate citizen. This is demonstrated through community investments and partnerships with organizations that share our commitment to promote good eating habits, active lifestyles, and healthy environments. In 2017, we contributed $6M to 441 nonprofits across Massachusetts and Blue Cross employees contributed an additional $400K through our annual United Way campaign.  

Featured Partnerships 

BOKS (Build Our Kids’ Success)

BOKS (Build Our Kids’ Success)

BOKS, is a free physical activity program that empowers school communities to improve strengthen children's’ minds and bodies through movement. With our grants to 16 Quincy schools, BOKS was able to engage over 600 children in hours of physical activity.

Mass Farm to Schools

Mass Farm to Schools

Massachusetts Farm to School’s Harvest of the Month program gives students in K-12 schools and early education programs across the state exposure to a different Massachusetts-grown crop each month to generate students’ excitement for healthy foods. 

Pittsfield Farmers Market

Pittsfield Farmers Market

The Pittsfield Farmers Market, provides thousands of Berkshire County residents’ access to fresh, healthy, locally-produced foods throughout the year. The market, which accepts SNAP, WIC, and senior food benefits, is designed to promote healthy living and foster community building.

Funding Opportunities

Programmatic and Sponsorship Requests—Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts accepts funding requests year round through our online community investment portal.  Priority is given to organizations whose mission and program focus aligns with our three giving priorities: Healthy Living, Active Lifestyles, and Healthy Environments.  All requests will be considered on a bi-weekly basis by the Corporate Contributions Committee, which is comprised of leaders from diverse business areas in the company.  Written, faxed, or emailed requests are not accepted.  

Click here to submit your community investment or sponsorship request online.

 

Healthy Living Community Grants - Twice a year Blue Cross accepts applications for our Healthy Living Community Grants.  For this grant request, Blue Cross seeks organizations that promote healthy living by providing access and education to healthy food, physical fitness, and/or healthy environments. The Healthy Living Community Grant Program provides a one-time $5,000-10,000 grant to Massachusetts community-based organizations.

If you are interested in learning more about our community investments and partnerships or would like to be added to our email list to receive updates on upcoming grant opportunities, please contact:

Yvonne Tang
Director, Corporate Citizenship
yvonne.tang@bcbsma.com

Caeli Rubens
Manager, Corporate Citizenship
caeli.rubens@bcbsma.com