Thursday, October 14, 2021
Wilmington, Del. (Oct. 14, 2021) – Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware is pleased to announce its third quarter BluePrints for the Community grant awardees, which will collectively receive more than $1 million in funding. BluePrints for the Community has already committed more than $2.8 million in 2021 through its standard and small grants programs.
“We continue to be impressed by the leadership and impact of our nonprofit partners,” said Nick Moriello, President of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware. “We’re pleased to be supporting seven organization throughout the state, all doing important work to address the health needs of Delawareans.”
“On behalf of the BluePrints for the Community Advisory Council, we are proud to partner with this quarter’s grant recipients. Whether building upon existing progress or implementing new approaches, these organizations are providing valuable and oftentimes life-changing supports and services,” said Rita Landgraf, chair of the Blueprints for the Community Advisory Council.
The donor-advised fund focuses on projects and programs throughout Delaware that improve health outcomes and is accepting applications on a quarterly basis at www.delcf.org/grants. All Delaware 501c3 organizations are eligible to submit proposals that address social determinants of health, increase access to health care for the uninsured/underserved, reduce health disparities in minority communities, support early childhood health, or recruit/train health care professionals.
About Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware serves approximately 441,000 members through the company’s health care benefits business. It is an influential company in the market generating an economic impact of $135 million and supporting more than 1,000 direct and indirect jobs across the state. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. For more information, visit www.highmarkbcbsde.com.
About BluePrints for the Community
BluePrints for the Community, the donor-advised fund of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware at the Delaware Community Foundation, has contributed over $21 million to the community since its inception in 2007. It was established to serve Delawareans, with emphasis on, but not limited to, the needs of the uninsured and underserved, and to reduce health care disparities in minority population and address social determinants of health. Learn more at www.highmark.com/blueprints.