As a community-based, not-for-profit health plan, Highmark Blue Shield of Northeastern New York is committed to improving the quality of life in our region and supporting initiatives that have the greatest impact on the health of the communities we serve.
In accordance with the Highmark Blue Shield of Northeastern New York Community Relations objective, consideration is given to programs and events that focus on:
The physical health and well-being of people in our region, specifically programs that target top health care issues that are highly prevalent in our communities, and programs/events that focus on and promote healthy behaviors
Creating vibrant, diverse communities where all people have the opportunity to thrive
Developing youth and families to ensure they have the highest potential to be contributing citizens in our community
Providing and projecting sustainable measurements of success
Evidence-based programs that demonstrate the highest level of effectiveness
Partnering with organizations who offer us the opportunity to provide unique and memorable experiences with our 125,000+ members and 200 employees in Northeastern New York
To be eligible to receive a corporate sponsorship from Highmark BSNENY, your organization must meet the following criteria:
Must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization by the IRS: We give to nonprofit organizations working for charitable, cultural, scientific, literary, and other organizations under the Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3).
Must be an organization based in NENY: We only make gifts to organizations who are based within the counties of NENY and are working for the welfare of those living in NENY.
Blue Shield does not typically sponsor the following programs and events:
Organizations that are not tax-exempt
Programs or events outside of NENY
Religious organizations, except when the organization is conducting programs that are secular in nature and have wide public impact
Individuals/benefits fundraiser for individuals
Capital campaigns, endowments, or the purchase of equipment
Anything falling outside our service area
Get Started with our Sponsorship Application
If you're interested in sponsorship support, please fill out our Sponsorship Application. We cannot accept requests via email, mail or phone. If you have any questions, please contact Tricia Murray.
*All requests must be received at a minimum, 2 months prior to the event or program and all requests are reviewed on a monthly basis. Due to the high volume of requests received, Blue Shield is not able to respond to, or fund every incoming request.
Please note, we have a new Community Support Online Application. If you have any questions or if you require additional information, please email Tricia Murray.
All references to “Highmark” in this document are references to the Highmark company that is providing the member’s health benefits or health benefit administration and/or to one or more of its affiliated Blue companies.
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Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield or Highmark Blue Shield are Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO, and/or Part D plans with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in these plans depends on contract renewal.
®Blue Cross, Blue Shield and the Cross and Shield symbols are registered service marks of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans. Benefits and/or benefit administration may be provided by or through the following entities, which are independent licensees of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association: Western and Northeastern PA: Highmark Inc. d/b/a Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Highmark Choice Company, Highmark Health Insurance Company, Highmark Coverage Advantage Inc., Highmark Benefits Group Inc., First Priority Health, First Priority Life or Highmark Senior Health Company. Central and Southeastern PA: Highmark Inc. d/b/a Highmark Blue Shield, Highmark Benefits Group Inc., Highmark Health Insurance Company, Highmark Choice Company or Highmark Senior Health Company.
PA: Your plan may not cover all your health care expenses. Read your plan materials carefully to determine which health care services are covered. For more information, call the number on the back of your member ID card or, if not a member, call 866-459-4418.
Delaware: Highmark BCBSD Inc. d/b/a Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield.
West Virginia: Highmark West Virginia Inc. d/b/a Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Highmark Health Insurance Company or Highmark Senior Solutions Company. Visit our website to view the Access Plan required by the Health Benefit Plan Network Access and Adequacy Act. You may also request a copy by contacting us at the number on the back of your ID card.
Western NY: Highmark Western and Northeastern New York Inc. d/b/a Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Northeastern NY: Highmark Western and Northeastern New York Inc. d/b/a Highmark Blue Shield.
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