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Tuesday, December 06, 2022

Highmark Delaware has invested over 10 million in 2022 to support a healthier community

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware commits $1.9 million to 9 organizations through BluePrints for the Community grants; more than $10 million in 2022 and more than $35 million since 2008

Wilmington, Del. (December 6, 2022) – Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware has invested over $10 million through 78 grant awards in 2022 through its health-focused fund, BluePrints for the Community. The most recent cohort of grantees is comprised of nine organizations, totaling over $1.9 million in awards. Since its inception in 2007, BluePrints for the Community has invested over $35 million to improve health outcomes across the state.

“This level of investment from Highmark demonstrates a true commitment to improving health for all Delawareans, and the variety of programs and projects supported shows an understanding of the multi-faceted needs of our community,” said Rita Landgraf, chair of the Blueprints for the Community Advisory Council. “Our nonprofit partners continue to exhibit thoughtful responsiveness and meaningful approaches to best care for the people they serve.”

Quarter four grant recipients include Delaware State University, Education Health and Research International, Food Bank of Delaware, Reach Out and Read, Saint Francis Hospital, Delaware Business Roundtable Education Committee, and Capital, Red Clay Consolidated, and Seaford School Districts.

Please see the quarterly update for details on each award.

“We are thankful for the perseverance and collaboration of our community and provider partners. Whether its creative solutions to neighborhood health, campus-based peer supports to ensure healthy outcomes at school, or ensuring all Delawareans have access to nutritious food, we know our partnerships through BluePrints investments are making a difference,” said Nick Moriello, President of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware.

BluePrints for the Community supports project and programs throughout Delaware that address social determinants of health, increase access to care and decrease health disparities. 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 470,000 members through the company’s health care benefits business. 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 $33 million to the community since its inception in 2007. It was established to serve Delawareans, with emphasis on increasing access to care, reducing health disparities and addressing social determinants of health. Learn more at 

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Denée Crumrine
Highmark Delaware