Grants and Sponsorships
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) provides funding to nonprofit organizations in New Mexico that align with our mission to promote health and wellness in our communities. BCBSNM provides grants to organizations to support program-focused initiatives or for general operating support. BCBSNM also provides funding for sponsorship of events to charitable and noncharitable community, civic, and educational organizations. In 2013, BCBSNM awarded 67 sponsorships and 44 grants to organizations throughout New Mexico.
Of particular note was BCBSNM’s 2013 sponsorship of the American Heart Association (AHA), Southwest Affiliate, for a three-year commitment to the My Heart. My Life. program. AHA’s mission and program initiative is to build healthier lives and improve cardiovascular health by focusing on healthy eating, physical activity, and providing healthy communities. BCBSNM’s sponsorship will help fund AHA’s Heart Walk, Go Red for Women Luncheon, Heart Ball, National Walking Day, and National Eat Healthy Day, to help to raise community awareness about understanding the link between overall health and risk of heart disease and stroke.