Programs and Partnerships

We have created, support, and sponsor community programs where you can learn new skills and engage in experiences that are good for your mind and body. 

Group of females in bike class

Here are the some of the community programs we created and sponsor:

  • Girls on the Run Vermont is a statewide program that promotes self-esteem and healthy activities for girls in grades 3 to 8. We proudly sponsor this event.
  • Velocity is a BlueCross BlueShield of Vermont afterschool program for students who identify as male. It helps them tackle challenging issues and build self-esteem through physical activity and group discussion with male mentors.
  • WEmentors is a program that offers University of Vermont students training in being mentors and then partners them with students from local elementary and high schools. We are proud to sponsor this program.
  • Wellness Revolution is another BlueCross BlueShield of Vermont program. This free program is designed to help women make cycling part of their lives.

 

Charitable Giving

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is committed to helping community organizations whose work is complementary to our mission to improve the health of all Vermonters. We support local nonprofit community organizations by providing financial contributions, in-kind services and volunteer support. This support is consistent with the Plan’s role as a socially responsible Vermont business and good corporate citizen.

Our charitable giving has enabled many local organizations to expand their activities. We encourage organizations to review our charitable giving guidelines and sponsorship application

Below are some of the organizations Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont supported in 2021. We are pleased to provide support for these organizations and the good work they do to improve the health of Vermonters. Please note this list is representative of our contributions but may not include all the giving for a given year.

  • Academy School, wellness grant, Brattleboro
  • ACORN (Addison County Relocalization Network), Middlebury
  • American Heart Association, Williston
  • American Lung Association, Williston
  • Brattleboro Enrichment Activities for Middle Schoolers, wellness grant, Brattleboro
  • Boys and Girls Club of Vermont, Vermont
  • Brattleboro Area Middle School, wellness grant, Brattleboro
  • Brattleboro Coalition for Active Transportation, Windham Community Advisory Committee grant, Brattleboro
  • Capstone Community Action, Barre
  • Center for Health and Learning, VT Suicide Prevention Awareness symposium, Brattleboro
  • Civica Foundation, insulin initiative, Utah
  • Come Alive Outside, Rutland
  • Committee on Temporary Shelter, Burlington
  • Community Health Centers of Burlington, Burlington
  • Downstreet Housing & Community Development, Barre
  • Dragonheart Vermont, Burlington
  • Gifford Medical Center, Last Mile Ride, Randolph
  • Girls on the Run of Vermont, Vernon
  • Good Beginnings of Central Vermont, Barre
  • Good Samaritan Haven, Barre
  • Grace Cottage Foundation, Townshend
  • Greater Burlington YMCA Velocity Program; Burlington
  • Green Mountain United Way, Berlin
  • Gritty Girls; Wellness Grant award, Rutland
  • Guilford Central School, wellness grant, Guilford
  • Howard Center, Burlington
  • Jamaica Village School, wellness grant, Jamaica
  • Kingdom County Productions, Listen Up project, Barnet
  • Local Motion, Burlington
  • Lund Family Center, Burlington
  • Lyndon Outing Club, wellness grant, Lyndonville
  • Mad River Path, Mad Dash, Waitsfield
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness – Vermont Chapter, Williston
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Vermont Chapter, Williston
  • Nirmann.org, India, Covid-19 pandemic support
  • Oak Grove School, wellness grant, Brattleboro
  • Outright Vermont, Burlington
  • Prevent Child Abuse, Montpelier
  • Rutland Recreation and Parks Winter Fest, Rutland
  • Spectrum Youth and Family Services, Burlington
  • Sustainability Academy PTO Harvest Fun Run, Burlington
  • The Mentor Connector, Out-of-the-Boxes, Rutland
  • Therapy Dogs of VT, Burlington
  • UVM WE Mentor Program, Vermont Caring for Children Foundation grant, Burlington
  • University of Vermont Integrative Pain Management Conference, Burlington
  • Vermont Elks Charities, Silver Towers Camp, Barre
  • Vermont Farmers Market Education Center, Vermont Farmers Food Center, Farmacy program, Rutland
  • Vermont Feed/Shelburne Farms, Richmond
  • Vermont Futures Project, Vermont Chamber Foundation,
  • Vermont Recreation and Parks Association, Colchester
  • Vernon Elementary School, wellness grant, Vernon