Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware is giving out $898,169 in BluePrints for the Community grants.
BluePrints aims to increase access to care and reduce health disparities throughout Delaware. Programs typically focus on healthcare access, economic stability for families and individuals, social and community context, neighborhood and built environment and health workforce.
Highmark BluePrints grants for the 3rd quarter
- Delaware Adolescent Program, Inc.: $45,400 to support pregnant and parenting teens.
- Delaware Regional Dream Center: $45,000 for its Restoring Community Hope Outreach Program, for data collection to ensure the provision of nutritious food and culturally sensitive staples.
- First State Squash: $65,000 for its free squash programming for Wilmington youth, emphasizing first-generation college students, families and Title I schools.
- Lori’s Hands, Inc.: $50,000 to connect Newark residents with chronic conditions with college student volunteers enrolled in health-focused studies in service learning partnerships.
- Nemours Foundation: $542,769 for its pediatric asthma project, supporting three community health workers.
- Springboard Collaborative: $100,000 for the second phase of its Georgetown Pallet Shelter Village, for care coordination and access to wraparound services, with the goals of achieving permanent housing while reducing reliance on emergency services.
- SL24 UnLocke the Light Foundation: $50,000 to hire mental health professionals focused on crisis intervention for youth.
BluePrints is a grants program of the Highmark Delaware Fund, a donor-advised fund at the Delaware Community Foundation. Since BluePrints launched in 2007, the Highmark Delaware Fund has invested more than $37 million in initiatives to improve health outcomes across the state.
“We remain resolutely dedicated to advancing our mission of addressing the root causes of health disparities in Delaware,” Rita Landgraf, chair of the BluePrints for the Community Advisory Council and former secretary of the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, said in the announcement.
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