Community Giving Funding Application Instructions

New Funding Request — Instructions For Online Application

Grant funding is for program-focused initiatives or for general operating support. Grants provide support to programs and organizations that align with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico's (BCBSNM) mission to promote health and wellness in the communities we serve. Only 501(c)(3) organizations are eligible to apply.

Sponsorship funding is usually for an event that contributes to a charity or organization and also provides visibility for BCBSNM in the communities we serve. Sponsorships do not require 501(c)(3) status.

Before completing an online application, please make sure your organization qualifies to apply for funding. Read 'Who Can Apply' and 'Exclusions' on the Community Giving page.

If you meet the eligibility guidelines, follow these steps:

  1. Start a new online application using one of the links listed. Sign in to access the application. New applicants: Please select 'I am a new online applicant' and save your login information (email and password). You will need this to access your account.

  2. Enter your organization's tax ID number. This step is required.

  3. Complete the eligibility quiz. If you meet the eligibility guidelines, you will have access to the 5-page online application.

    • Read and follow the application directions. If you have any questions, email us.
    • Read the entire application before entering any information.
    • It may be helpful to print copy to review. To print a copy of the application, select 'Printer Friendly Version'.
  4. Enter information in all the boxes on the 5 screens of the online application.

    • Required information is noted with an asterisk.
    • If information is missing in one of the required fields, when you select 'Next,' you will get a message to let you know required information is missing.
    • You cannot submit your application until all required information is supplied.
    • You cannot edit your application after it is submitted.
  5. If applicable, upload your supporting documents. You cannot add documents to your application after it is submitted.

  6. If you need to leave the website and complete your application later, select 'Save and Finish Later'.

  7. Select 'Review and Submit' to submit your application.


Once your application has been submitted, you will get an email confirming your application has been received. The email will come from

Note: If you have a spam blocker or firewall, the email might be sent to your spam folder. Check that folder if you do not get a confirmation. It is your responsibility to confirm if your computer will block the confirmation email.

Save And Finish Later

If you are unable to complete your application after you start it, you can save your work and return to the application later through a link that will be sent to the email address you use to set up your account. Applicants must check their email to access the link.

Note: If your email provider does not accept messages from contacts not in your address book, please add to your address book or "safe list." If you do not do this, you may not get the confirmation email.

Quick Tip — If you create an account when you choose to save and finish an application later, be sure to save the web address (URL) to your browser favorites. Also, it is critical that you remember your user ID and password for future access to your account.

Applicants will be notified within 4–6 weeks of the status of their application.



Last Updated: April 25, 2023