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 2022. 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 Farmacy Program (Addison County Relocalization Network), Bristol
  • American Heart Association, Williston
  • Bellows Falls, Listen Up grant, Bellows Falls
  • Boys and Girls Club of Burlington, Burlington
  • Burlington Partnership for a Healthy Community, Burlington
  • Cabot School, Listen Up Grant, Cabot
  • Capstone Community Action, Barre
  • Center for Health and Learning, VT Suicide Prevention Awareness symposium, Brattleboro
  • Central Vermont Chamber, Barre
  • Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, Berlin
  • Champlain Valley School District, Listen Up grant, Shelburne
  • Come Alive Outside, Rutland
  • Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS), Burlington
  • Community Health Centers of Burlington, Burlington
  • Dover School, wellness grant, E. Dover
  • Dragonheart Vermont, Burlington
  • Essex CHIP, Listen Up grant, Essex
  • 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
  • Hartford Community Coalition, Listen Up grant, White River Jct.
  • Howard Center, Burlington
  • Jamaica Village School, wellness grant, Jamaica
  • Kingdom County Productions, Listen Up project, Barnet
  • Lund Family Center, Burlington
  • Mad River Path, Mad Dash, Waitsfield
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness - Vermont Chapter, Williston
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Vermont Chapter, Willison
  • New Brook Elementary School, wellness grant, Brattleboro
  • North Country Hospital, Medication Lock Box grant, Newport
  • Old Spokes Home, Burlington
  • People's Health & Wellness Clinic, Barre
  • Prevent Child Abuse, Montpelier
  • Pride Center of Vermont, Burlington
  • Retreat Farm, Windham County Community Advisory Board grant, Brattleboro
  • Rutland City School District, Listen Up grant, Rutland
  • Spectrum Youth and Family Services, Burlington
  • Stratton Foundation, Stratton
  • Sustainability Academy PTO Harvest Fun Run, Burlington
  • The Community Restorative Justice Center, wellness grant, St. Johnsbury
  • Townshend Elementary School, wellness grant, Townshend
  • U-32 School, Listen Up grant, East Montpelier
  • Umbrella, St. Johnsbury
  • Unicef for Ukraine, New York, NY
  • UVM WE Mentor Program, Vermont Caring for Children Foundation grant, Burlington
  • Vermont Afterschool Inc., Jr. Iron Chef, South Burlington
  • Vermont Elks Charities, Silver Towers Camp, Barre
  • Vermont Feed/Shelburne Farms, Richmond
  • Vermont Foundation of Recovery, Essex Jct.
  • Vermont Futures Project, Vermont Chamber Foundation, Barre
  • Vermont Historical Society, Barre
  • Vermont Parks Forever, Montpelier
  • Vermont Recovery Network, Burlington
  • Vermont Recreation and Parks Association, Colchester
  • YMCA, Velocity program, Burlington