We are committed to improving the quality of life in our regions and supporting initiatives that make an impact on the community.
We want to thank you for the work that you do to support our community and to make Western New York a better place to live, work and grow. In an effort to streamline our sponsorship application process, we ask all 501(c)(3) organizations to complete our online application form, two months before your program or event date. If you would like to include any additional support material, you have the ability to attach and upload those documents.
To submit your sponsorship request, login here and create your own account. If you are accessing this application for the first time, you will be prompted to enter a passcode. Passcode is: BCBS-WNY. Please note, we cannot accept requests via email, mail or phone.
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield corporate giving criteria:
To be considered for funding, organizations are required to have 501(c)(3) designation. Organizations that do not have that designation must provide their Tax ID or EIN number.
We support nonprofit organizations that are dedicated to charitable, cultural, scientific, literary, and other organizations under the Internal Revenue Code section 510(c)(3).
We support organizations based within the eight (8) counties of WNY.
In accordance with the Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Community Affairs Corporate Giving Guidelines, consideration is given to programs and events that:
Tie to our mission and have a compelling potential impact on the health and well-being of individuals in our community
Create vibrant, diverse communities where all people have the opportunity to thrive
Develop youth and families to ensure they have the highest potential to be contributing citizens in our community
Provide and project sustainable measurements of success
Partnering with organizations who offer us the opportunity to provide unique and memorable experiences with our 800,000+ members and 1,500 employees in Western New York.
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield generally does not accept applications for or from:
Capital or building campaigns
Endowment funds or purchase of equipment
Fraternal or civic groupsIndividual causes
Seed money for start-up organizations
Political causes or campaigns
Organizations outside of the Western New York area
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield will not provide support to organizations that 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.
*Due to the high volume of requests, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield is not able to fund every incoming request. Our sponsorship committee meets monthly and will review and advise on your request at that time. If you have multiple funding requests, please submit them at the same time. Each program or event will require a separate sponsorship application.
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 and/or to one or more of its affiliated Blue companies. This website is operated by Highmark, Inc. and is not the Health Insurance Marketplace website. It also does not display all Qualified Health Plans available through the Health Insurance Marketplace website. To see all available Qualified Health Plan options, go to the Health Insurance Marketplace website at HealthCare.gov.
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield or Highmark Blue Shield are Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO, and/or Part D plans with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in these plans depends on contract renewal. ®Blue Cross, Blue Shield and the Cross and Shield symbols are registered service marks of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans. Benefits and/or benefit administration may be provided by or through the following entities, which are independent licensees of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association: Western and Northeastern PA: Highmark Inc. d/b/a Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Highmark Choice Company, Highmark Health Insurance Company, Highmark Coverage Advantage Inc., Highmark Benefits Group Inc., First Priority Health, First Priority Life or Highmark Senior Health Company. Central and Southeastern PA: Highmark Inc. d/b/a Highmark Blue Shield, Highmark Benefits Group Inc., Highmark Health Insurance Company, Highmark Choice Company or Highmark Senior Health Company. PA: Your plan may not cover all your health care expenses. Read your plan materials carefully to determine which health care services are covered. For more information, call the number on the back of your member ID card or, if not a member, call 866-459-4418. Delaware: Highmark BCBSD Inc. d/b/a Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. West Virginia: Highmark West Virginia Inc. d/b/a Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Highmark Health Insurance Company or Highmark Senior Solutions Company. Visit our website to view the Access Plan required by the Health Benefit Plan Network Access and Adequacy Act. You may also request a copy by contacting us at the number on the back of your ID card. Western NY: Highmark Western and Northeastern New York Inc. d/b/a Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. Northeastern NY: Highmark Western and Northeastern New York Inc. d/b/a Highmark Blue Shield.
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