Community Giving

Corporate giving is an opportunity to strengthen and enrich our communities. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma recognizes that — in the insurance industry in particular — there is a unique opportunity to participate in solving problems that affect not only the health and well-being of the immediate community but also society as a whole.

Eligibility

Under Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma's corporate giving program, requesting agencies must be a community, civic or charitable organization with one of the following primary purposes:

  • Improve the health and wellness of Oklahomans
  • Improve the quality of life for Oklahomans in need
  • Provide educational opportunities
  • Promote business and economic expansion within the state

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma is unable to fund organizations or projects with written policies that discriminate against individuals based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

With our primary focus being health and wellness and human services, priority is given to programs and organizations addressing community needs in these areas. Only requests that directly benefit Oklahoma residents are considered for funding. Requests for the following will not be considered for funding:

  • Tuition
  • Fees
  • Dues
  • Meals
  • Subscriptions
  • Beauty or talent contests
  • Youth athletics
  • Telethons
  • Political campaigns
  • Religious activities
  • Fraternal activities
  • Support of a sole individual

Funding

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma accepts and reviews online charitable grant and sponsorship requests throughout the year.

A charitable grant application can request funding for program-focused initiatives or general operating support, primarily in health, wellness or human services.

A sponsorship application can request funding for events such as galas, dinners, conferences, etc., that offer Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma not only an opportunity to contribute to a charitable cause but also an opportunity for community visibility and recognition in the communities we serve.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma’s grant management platform is getting better. As we work to modernize our technology, we’re upgrading our grants management platform to make it easier to use. We’re working with a new vendor and hope that this change will give your organization a streamlined and efficient process, leading to more time with communities where we live, work and play. Starting Nov. 18, our system will be unavailable. Please check back in early 2019 for updates.

Application Process

Effective January 1, 2009, all requests for corporate contributions must be conducted through an online application process.

Healthy Kids, Healthy Families® Grants

Healthy Kids, Healthy Families Initiative

Every year, BCBSOK offers a variety of grant opportunities as part of the Healthy Kids, Healthy Families initiative. These grants invest in opportunities that are designed to improve the health status of children through nutrition education, physical activity, disease prevention and management, and supporting safe environments.

View for more information and to apply for a grant Learn more about third-party links .

Healthy Kids, Healthy Families grant application  Learn more about third-party links – This link will open May 1, 2019 and will close on August 30, 2019.

Thank you for considering Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma as a potential partner.