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Introducing Blue Fund

Blue Fund is a new 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

We are focused on improving the health of the communities we serve in Western New York. Blue Fund focuses on six key health areas: behavioral health, cardiovascular health, diabetes, health care workforce development, healthy children, and the opioid epidemic. We are dedicated to making a change in the health and lives of the communities we serve by funding evidence-based health programs of nonprofit, educational, or government entities. 

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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Diabetes 

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Health Care Workforce Development

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Opioid Epidemic

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Healthy Children

Ready to apply?

Blue Fund has a two-step grant application process.  Applicants must submit a brief letter of intent (LOI) before February 4, 2019 at 4pm using the Blue Fund online application system. For complete guidelines including timeline and important dates, click here

To begin your letter of intent, follow the steps below:

New users, please click "Create New Account" to register and create your logon credentials.
Existing users, please enter your credentials at log in.*

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Enter the following access code to begin your Blue Fund submission: BFWNY2019

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Click on the button below to begin your letter of intent (LOI) for the 2019 funding cycle. LOI deadline is February 4, 2019 at 4pm.

Need Assistance?

Michael Ball, Director, Blue Fund
(716) 887-8533

ball.michael@bcbswny.com

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