Macaela Stephenson, Manager of Community Relations

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City has been doing business for more than 75 years, but what we do goes beyond providing some of the best health insurance in our hometown. We partner with local people and organizations to create powerful initiatives to help our community become a more vibrant place to live, work, play and raise a family. For those reasons, we are proud to support a variety of organizations. It's about helping our members and Kansas City build a healthier future.


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Macaela Stephenson
Manager of Community Relations

Charitable Contributions

Blue KC is committed to improving the health and wellness of the individuals and families living and working in the communities we serve. One way we fulfill this mission is through charitable contributions to a range of worthwhile causes and not-for-profit organizations.

While our main charitable focus is on organizations that concentrate on health and wellness initiatives, we also give to organizations that enrich lives through social services, education, arts, culture and civic endeavors.

Qualification Musts

To be eligible for funding, you must:

  • Work to improve the quality of life and health in the community
  • Benefit communities served by Blue KC
  • Be designated by the IRS as a 501(c)3 charitable organization
  • Serve the community with equal opportunity regardless of age, race, sex, religion or disability

Funding Priorities

Health Services and Community Wellness

Education and Community Enrichment

Arts, Culture and Civic Engagement


Blue KC Does Not Consider Charitable Funding For:

  • Individuals
  • Organizations outside of Blue KC’s 32–county service area
  • Religious organizations
  • Political organizations and campaigns
  • Advertising
  • Capital campaigns

The Fine Print

Our policy is to make one contribution per year to an organization. Blue KC does not commit to multi–year funding for any organization or event. If you have multiple requests for the year, please make every effort to combine those into one funding request.

Have questions about our charitable giving? Want to learn more about the application process? Email us at


Apply For Funding

If you’d like to be considered for funding, simply set up an account and apply.

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