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Introducing Blue Fund

Blue Fund is a grant program that makes meaningful investments to improve the health and sustainability of our community. Our region is going through a transformational time. From innovative businesses to a vibrant downtown, Western New York continues to rise to the challenge. We see this pivotal moment as an opportunity.

Our Focus

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York is committed to eliminating health disparities and improving the health of the communities we serve.  Blue Fund focuses on the following health areas: behavioral health, cardiovascular health, health care workforce development, maternal health, and healthy children. We’re looking to partner with nonprofits that are improving racial and health equity, including supporting under-resourced communities with poor social determinants of health.

Next Steps

Need Assistance?

Michael Ball, Vice President, Community Affairs
(716) 887-8533
Michael.Ball@highmarkhealth.org

Key Health Areas

Key health areas were chosen based on public health studies, our own claims data, and input from community leaders. We believe these areas of focus have the highest impact on the overall health and well-being of Western New York residents. Providing funding to local organizations will help us to reach further and support greater change than we could alone.

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Behavioral Health

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Cardiovascular Health

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Health Care Workforce Development

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Healthy Children

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Maternal Health

Ready to apply?

Blue Fund has a two-step grant application process. Applicants must submit a brief letter of intent (LOI) before March 27, 2020, at 4 p.m. using the Blue Fund online application system.  All interested grant applicants are encouraged to read the guidelines and important dates as they may have changed for this funding cycle.

Thank you for your interest in Blue Fund. The online portal is no longer accepting letters of intent (LOI) for the 2022 competitive grant program.