Community Strong

Corporate philanthropy for the health and vibrancy of Arizona

Making a difference for the health of Arizona is intrinsic to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ), and has been since the day we opened our doors more than 80 years ago. It’s a value expressed through our service to and investment in community.

Through our corporate philanthropy program, we provide funding to strengthen and support organizations whose programs benefit the community and help create a healthier Arizona.

Eligibility

Organizations eligible for BCBSAZ funding are those that are based in Arizona and meet one of the following entity definitions:

  • 501(c)3, (4), (6), or (19) organization
  • Recognized government agency (includes state, county, or city agency, including law enforcement)
  • Accredited educational institution
  • Religious organization with a nonsectarian program

Applications

Learn about our funding focus areas and go straight to the one that matches your request. Questions about which application to use? Drop us a note.


Program Support

Programmatic support that has measurable impact is the primary purpose of BCBSAZ’s corporate philanthropy. We are particularly interested in programs and projects that are focused on critical health concerns, the social determinants of health, business and civic engagement, and/or arts and culture in order to enhance the health and vibrancy of Arizonans.

You’ll need a few things to complete the application and we recommend gathering this information before you start the application:


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Event Sponsorship

BCBSAZ welcomes applications for event sponsorship and invests in a select number of events each year. Our primary philanthropic focus, however, is on programmatic support.

New for 2021! There are set funding levels for BCBSAZ event sponsorship with a $10,000 maximum. If an event would ultimately support a program or project, we invite organizations to consider applying for programmatic support instead.

Note: We prefer to receive all event funding requests for the year in a single application, so that we can determine the funding level that best fits both of our organizations.

You’ll need a few things to complete the application and we recommend gathering this information before you start the application:

  • IRS Tax Determination Letter
  • Event Sponsorship Levels
  • Event Materials (e.g., invitation)
  • W9 (Need a blank W9? Download now.) 
  • BCBSAZ Grantee Onboarding form. You can download it now

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Corporate Membership

The BCBSAZ corporate membership application is for dues and benefits for membership in Arizona organizations such as chambers of commerce, Better Business Bureaus, associations, and cultural organizations.

You’ll need a few things to complete the application and we recommend gathering this information before you start the application:

  • IRS Tax Determination Letter
  • Membership Benefit Levels
  • Event Sponsorship Levels (if event sponsorship is part of the corporate membership)
  • Event Materials (if event sponsorship is part of the corporate membership)
  • W9 (Need a blank W9? Download now.) 
  • BCBSAZ Grantee Onboarding form. You can download it now

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Thank you for your interest! We look forward to exploring opportunities to invest in the health of our community, together.