Learn how we support the community health and programs.
The decades-long legacy of Highmark includes direct financial support to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve. Today, our corporate giving benefits hundreds of organizations across our service area.
Grant & Sponsorship Requests
We give preference to organizations that have a 501(c)(3) designation. Organizations that do not have that designation must provide their tax ID or EIN number to be considered for funding.
Corporate Giving Criteria
We will consider applications from:
Programs and services that tie to our mission and have a compelling potential impact to the health and well-being of individuals
National organizations seeking support for local programs
Grassroots and faith-based organizations
We generally do not accept applications for or from:
Capital or building campaigns
Fraternal or civic groups
Seed money for start-up organizations
Requests for political causes or campaigns
Grants, scholarships or sponsorships to individuals
Highmark will not provide support to organizations that — in their constitution or practice discriminate against a person or group on the basis of the person's gender, race, color, age, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, disability, veteran or military status, marital status, sexual orientation/gender identity, genetic information or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
This statement addresses giving to a non-religious organization with an explicit policy of discrimination against Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) people.
We review grant and sponsorship requests continuously and make awards throughout the year. Submit your sponsorship request at least six weeks prior to the event. If you have multiple funding requests, please submit them at the same time.
Visit this page for additional information on grant and/or sponsorship request processes:
Highmark has a web-based application process for all grant and sponsorship requests. Requests will be considered locally and reviewed for relevance in relation to our mission.
If your organization would like to request funding from Highmark, see our Grant & Sponsorship Online Application. General questions about our corporate giving can be directed to the Community Affairs department in your county.
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield serves the 29 counties of western Pennsylvania and 13 counties of northeastern Pennsylvania. Highmark Blue Shield serves the 21 counties of central Pennsylvania and also provides services in conjunction with a separate health plan in southeastern Pennsylvania. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield West Virginia serves the state of West Virginia plus Washington County. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware serves the state of Delaware. Highmark Western and Northeastern New York Inc., serves eight counties in Western New York under the trade name Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York and serves 13 counties in Northeastern New York under the trade name Highmark Blue Shield of Northeastern New York. Each of these companies is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Blue Cross, Blue Shield and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. All references to “Highmark” in this document are references to the Highmark company that is providing the member’s health benefits or health benefit administration.
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