Excellus BlueCross BlueShield is committed to making Upstate New York a better place to live, work and raise a family. As a nonprofit health plan, our mission is to provide access to affordable health care and continually work to improve the health and health care of residents in the communities we serve. We're neighbors helping neighbors build healthier communities.

Community Health Awards

One of the ways we fulfill our mission is by presenting Community Health Awards to nonprofit organizations that share our goals. Selected organizations receive grant awards of up to $4,000 each to positively influence health by providing education, health and wellness programming, and valuable support services.

Apply for Community Health Awards

Community Investment

Another way we seek to fulfill our mission is by investing with local nonprofit organizations through one-time funding opportunities that support a health specific program, event, service or need.

Apply for Community Investment

Member and Community Health Improvement Program

A third way we work toward achieving our mission is through Excellus BCBS's Member and Community Health Improvement programs. These partnerships span multiple years, include specific objectives and measurable outcomes for improving health, and help improve health care quality in our community.


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