Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation board of directors meets to review grant proposals in March, July and November. At each board meeting, they typically consider the proposals received at least five months before. So, if you’re trying for a grant in November, you should submit your proposal in June.

For more information and to review the brochures for the programs listed below, as well as others, please follow the link here.

Community Health Program

Who’s this grant for? Nonprofit community organizations who develop, use and evaluate new ways to solve community health problems.

How much is this grant? Up to $25,000 a year for two years. You’ll need matching funds based on the size of your organization’s budget and the percent of Medicaid and uninsured patients your organization serves.

When’s the application due? We accept applications for this grant all year.

Investigator Initiated Research Program

Who’s this award for? Researchers focusing on applied projects designed to improve the quality, cost and access to health care in Michigan.

How much is this award? $50,000 to $75,000 per year. If your project is exceptional, we’ll consider increasing the funding or extending it over multiple years.

When are nominations due? We accept applications for this grant all year.

Physician-Investigator Research Award Program

Who’s this award for? Doctors who propose research related to quality, cost or access to care for Michigan residents.

How much is this award? $10,000

When are nominations due? We accept applications for this award all year.