In 2007, Highmark Delaware established BluePrints for the Community, a grant program to help address the issues faced by Delaware's uninsured and underserved populations. The program was established as a donor-advised fund at the Delaware Community Foundation, a nonprofit organization that manages and administers charitable funds throughout Delaware. Since its inception, the grant program has awarded over 200 grants, totaling more than $21 million.
The grant program focuses on:
Standard Grant Requests
BluePrints for the Community standard grant requests, typically ranging from $51,000 to $200,000, should be submitted through the Delaware Community Foundation. Please create an account or log into an existing account.
If you would like to set up a meeting to discuss BluePrints funding or if you are having technical difficulties with the application process, contact Denée Crumrine.
BluePrints for the Community Schedule
*Dates are approximate and subject to change
Small Grant Requests
BluePrints for the Community request for Small Grants are reviewed on a rolling basis with decisions announced to applicants at the beginning of each month. Small Grants cannot exceed $50,000.00. Small Grant applications should be submitted through the Delaware Community Foundation. Small Grants may not be used as supplemental funding for Standard BluePrints grants requests.
The budget template includes a list of acceptable budget items. Questions can be emailed to Denée Crumrine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past Special Grant Cycles
Social Determinants of Health Grant
In 2020, we gave nearly $2 million to 17 organizations that had programs and projects focused on a variety of social determinants of health, from housing and homelessness to food insecurity and access to care.
In 2019, we made a $1 million commitment to addressing the opioid epidemic and contributed $1.2 million to eight community partners.
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