Frequently Asked Questions

What is the focus of the corporate charitable giving program?

Our business is health insurance, so we support organizations that promote individual and public health. We aim to improve the quality of life for all South Carolinians.

Can I schedule an appointment to discuss my project idea?

Due to the volume of inquiries, we are unable to meet with every nonprofit organization. Please review the company’s focus areas and support criteria to determine whether your project or program aligns with our priorities.

How do I know if my organization is eligible?

Please review the focus areas and support criteria to determine if your organization is eligible.

When do you accept applications?

We review applications on a rolling basis from Feb. 1 to Nov. 30.

Where can I apply?

Apply for funding. Register on the site by creating a user login and password before you complete an application.

I forgot my password. What should I do?

Click the “Forgot Password” link on the account login page.

How do I access a saved application so that I can complete and submit it?

Log in to your account.

Can I spell-check the narrative I include on my application?

Yes. Please use the red checkmark icon (where available) to spell-check your narrative.

Can I copy and paste into an application that I have started?

Yes.

How do I know BlueCross received my application?

After you submit the application, you will receive an email notification that we received the proposal. If you do not receive the email, please be sure to check your spam filter. We receive a high volume of requests and appreciate your patience as you wait for a response.

How should I notify you if my contact information changes after I submit my online application?

Click here to log in to your account and update your information.

May I apply via mail, email or fax?

No. You must submit your application electronically.

If my organization is small and does not have an audited financial statement, what kind of financial information should we submit?

In place of an audited statement, you may submit your organization's most recent annual tax filing, profit and loss statement or annual budget.

If we have already uploaded or faxed a copy of our government charity license or U.S. 501(c)(3) letter with proposals submitted in the past, do we need to provide another copy?

No. We retain electronic copies of all the documents uploaded to our application system and can refer to the original.

When can we expect the check if we are approved?

Once we approve the request, it typically takes about two weeks for funds to be disbursed.

If we are declined, may we reapply? 

We receive many more requests from organizations than we can support. If your application is declined, you are welcome to reapply the following year.

If you have additional questions, you can contact the Community Relations department at community.relations@bcbssc.com.