Monday, March 15, 2021
Wilmington, Del. (March 12, 2021) – Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware is pleased to share its first quarter BluePrints for the Community grant awardees, which will collectively receive more than $880,000 in funding. BluePrints for the Community contributed more than $4.1 million in 2020 and has committed over $19 million to Delaware nonprofits since its inception in 2007.
“Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware’s Board of Directors and the BluePrints for the Community Advisory Council are excited to partner with these organizations on a variety of programs and projects that will help make Delaware a healthier place to live,” said Nick Moriello, President of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware. “We continue to be impressed by our nonprofit organizations’ ability to respond to the needs of our community in meaningful ways.”
“On behalf of the BluePrints for the Community Advisory Council, I express our congratulations to the recipients and gratitude to all applicants who are working hard to address health challenges throughout our state. It is a privilege to partner with each of them,” said Rita Landgraf, chair of the Blueprints for the Community Advisory Council.
Formerly open for applications twice a year, the donor-advised fund, focused on project and programs throughout Delaware that improve health outcomes, now accepts 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 $19 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.
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