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Friday, September 30, 2022

Highmark Delaware continues to invest in the healthcare workforce

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware commits over $3 million to 16 organizations through BluePrints for the Community grants

Wilmington, Del. (September 30, 2022) – Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware is pleased to share its third quarter BluePrints for the Community grantees, which will collectively receive more than $3 million funding. BluePrints for the Community has now committed over $7 million in 2022 through its Small and Standard grant programs.

“As the health landscape constantly evolves, BluePrints sees Delaware nonprofits continue to adapt and innovate. It is a privilege to partner with every grant recipient to address the most pressing needs of our neighbors,” said Rita Landgraf, chair of the Blueprints for the Community Advisory Council.

Standard grant recipients include American Heart Association, Beebe Medical Foundation, Delaware Health Equity Coalition, Do Care Doula Foundation, Nemours Foundation, University of Delaware, Westside Family Healthcare, and YMCA of Delaware.

Small grant recipients include Brain Injury Delaware, Cancer Support Community Delaware, Choir School of Delaware, Contact Lifeline, Donate Delaware, Healthy Foods for Healthy Kids, Into the Light Project, and Tilton Society.

Please see the attached PDF for details on each award.

“Our community and provider partners are doing tremendous work to develop our healthcare workforce, mitigate health risks, and provide the most needed services to those who need it most,” said Nick Moriello, President of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware. “We are thankful for their dedication and collaboration as we work to improve health outcomes throughout the state.”

BluePrints for the Community supports project and programs throughout Delaware that improve health outcomes. Applications for grants can be found at All Delaware 501c3 organizations are eligible to submit proposals that are focused on health outcomes and demonstrate meaningful impact.

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

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

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Denée Crumrine
Highmark Delaware