Nonprofit organizations in upstate New York can apply for Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Community Health Award grants that add up to a total of $95,000 to help fund health and wellness programs.
Nonprofit organizations in Excellus BlueCross BlueShield’s 31-county upstate New York region are invited to apply for an award of up to $4,000 each. The award can be used for programs that have clear goals to improve the health or health care of a specific population. Programs that improve the health status of the community, reduce the incidence of specific diseases, promote health education and further overall wellness will be considered.
“The company’s Community Health Awards demonstrate a corporate commitment to support local organizations that share our mission as a nonprofit health plan,” said Holly Snow, director of community health engagement. “These awards complement our existing grants and sponsorships with agencies that work to enhance quality of life, including health status, in upstate New York.”
In 2017, 22 local nonprofit organizations were selected as award winners in the 31-county upstate New York region.
The company divides its state operating area into four regions: Rochester, which encompasses Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates counties; central New York, which includes Cayuga, Cortland, Onondaga, Oswego and Tompkins counties; central New York Southern Tier, which features Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Tioga, Schuyler and Steuben counties; and Utica, which comprises Clinton, Delaware, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego and St. Lawrence counties.
Applications must be submitted by Feb. 19. Awards will be announced in March. Visit for information.