Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York announced today that it invested a total of $604,225 in 64 non-profit organizations in Western New York in the first half of 2021 for partnerships and sponsorships, supporting and enhancing the community’s health and well-being. 

In the second quarter, the local health plan contributed $206,850 to 17 local organizations and initiatives to benefit the community, including ATD Buffalo Niagara; Back to Basics Outreach Ministries, Inc.; Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park; Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society, Inc.; Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village; Buffalo Professional Firefighters Association Inc.; Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.; Burchfield Penney Art Center; Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum;  Fitness at Canalside; Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce; Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo;  Juneteenth; Junior League of Buffalo; New Directions Youth & Family Services, Inc.; Ramp Global Missions/Project Mona’s House; and Sisters Hospital Foundation. 

These non-profit sponsorships are in addition to 2021 Blue Fund grants that will be awarded by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield this summer.

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield’s local investments support programs that aim to improve the overall health and well-being of the community, close gaps in health disparities, reduce the prevalence of specific disease states, promote health education and assist communities in recovering and rebuilding from the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the last five years, the health plan contributed more than $20 million to more than 900 organizations across Western New York through corporate partnerships and its Blue Fund.

Organizations interested in learning more about Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield’s corporate giving should visitbcbswny.com/community.  To apply for support visit http://www.bcbswny.com/communitysupport.