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 2023. 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.

  • AALV, Refugee/New American Families, Vermont Caring for Children Foundation Grant
  • Alzheimer’s Association, Burlington
  • American Heart Association, Williston
  • Boys and Girls Club of America, Georgia
  • Boys and Girls Club of Burlington, Burlington
  • Brattleboro Area Middle School, Brattleboro, Wellness Grant Award
  • Burlington Partnership for a Healthy Community, Burlington
  • Camp Exclamation Point, Richmond, VT
  • Capstone Community Action, Barre
  • Center for Health and Learning, VT Suicide Prevention Awareness symposium, Brattleboro
  • Champlain Valley Office on Economic Opportunity, Burlington
  • City of Burlington Racial Equity Inclusion and Belonging, Burlington
  • Come Alive Outside, Rutland
  • Committee on Temporary Shelter, Burlington
  • Community Health Centers of Burlington, Burlington
  • Dad Guild, Vermont Caring for Children Foundation Grant
  • Dragonheart Vermont, Burlington
  • Gifford Medical Center, Last Mile Ride, Randolph
  • Girls on the Run of Vermont, Vernon
  • Good Beginnings of Central Vermont, Barre
  • Governor’s Institute of Vermont, Health & Medicine Institute, Winooski
  • Grace Cottage Foundation, Townshend
  • Greater Burlington YMCA Velocity Program; Burlington
  • Greater Burlington YMCA Kids Fest, Burlington
  • Green Street School, Brattleboro, Wellness Grant Award
  • Green Mountain United Way, Berlin
  • Gritty Girls; Wellness Grant award, Rutland
  • Hilltop Montessori School, Brattleboro, Wellness Grant Award
  • Howard Center, Burlington
  • KidSafe Collaborative, Burlington
  • Lund Family Center, Burlington
  • Mad River Path, Mad Dash, Waitsfield
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness – Vermont Chapter, Williston
  • Northern Counties Healthcare, NEK Prosper Grant, St. Johnsbury
  • Oak Grove School, Brattleboro, Wellness Grant Award
  • Old Spokes Home, Burlington
  • Outright Vermont, Burlington
  • People’s Health & Wellness Clinic, Barre
  • Plainfield Health Center/Northeast Washington County Community Health Inc., Plainfield
  • Retreat Farm, Windham County Community Advisory Board grant, Brattleboro
  • Rutland County Pride, Rutland
  • Sail Beyond Cancer VT, Burlington
  • Southern Vermont Area Health Education Center, Springfield
  • Spectrum Youth and Family Services, Burlington
  • Turning Point Center of Chittenden County, Burlington
  • UVM WE Mentor Program, Vermont Caring for Children Foundation grant, Burlington
  • Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, Killington
  • Vermont Afterschool Inc., Jr. Iron Chef, South Burlington
  • Vermont Chamber Foundation Futures Project, Berlin
  • Vermont Community Foundation, Middlebury
  • Vermont Elks Charities, Silver Towers Camp, Barre
  • Vermont Farmers Market Education Center, Vermont Farmers Food Center, Rutland, Rutland Community Advisory Board grant
  • Vermont Feed/Shelburne Farms, Richmond
  • Vermont Futures Project, Vermont Chamber Foundation, Barre
  • Vermont Historical Society, Barre
  • Vermont Parks Forever, Montpelier
  • Vermont Recreation and Parks Association, Colchester
  • Vernon Elementary School, Vernon, Wellness Grant Award
  • Washington County Youth Service Bureau, Vermont Caring for Children Foundation grant