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Thursday, October 14, 2021

Highmark Delaware announces third quarter BluePrints for the Community grant recipients

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.”

  • Jewish Family Services will receive funding to provide services to mothers experiencing pregnancy loss and/or perinatal mood and anxiety disorders
  • Stop Soldier Suicide will receive support to expand their Disrupt Military Suicide program statewide in Delaware, which provides wraparound services to all Delaware service members.
  • Central Baptist Community Development Corporation will receive a grant to support the Home Delivery arm of its Urban Acres program, to reach more Delawareans in New Castle County.
  • Sussex Montessori School will receive support for gardening and nutrition programming, as well as outdoor structures to support physical education.
  • Teen Warehouse will receive funding to expand its Out of School Youth Clinical Medical Administrative Assistant program.
  • Impact Life will receive a grant to provide support to recovery residences using the evidence-based Recovery Clubhouse model for individuals with substance abuse disorders and behavioral health challenges.
  • Sussex County Health Coalition will receive funding to enhance and expand the Drug Free Sussex County initiative.

“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 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. 

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. 

For more information, contact

Denée Crumrine
Highmark Delaware