Grants and Sponsorships
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) is proud to call New Mexico home, and community giving and volunteerism is a great part of our 75-year heritage as well as our future. By investing in the communities where we do business, BCBSNM believes that we can help create a healthier state and improve the quality of life for all New Mexicans.
We are dedicated to working alongside local and state-wide organizations to improve the well-being of those in need. During 2015, some of the organizations that we provided grants and sponsorships to included:
- Special Olympics of New Mexico
- ACCION of New Mexico
- American Diabetes Association, Inc.
- Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc.
- Cancer Services of New Mexico
- National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation
- Samaritan Counseling Center
- March of Dimes Foundation
- New Mexico Economic Development Corporation
- Silver Horizon New Mexico, Inc.
2015 BCBSNM Focus Story
BCBSNM provided a grant to the Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation’s Zia Freewheelers Adaptive Cycling Team, which is the only adaptive cycling team in New Mexico.
Many children with disabilities struggle to be independent and mobile. Being able to ride a bicycle helps them build strength, endurance and independence and be active in our community. Bicycles are customized and adapted to a specific disability of the child, enabling them to have the freedom to ride on their own. The team is led by a physical therapist and two assistant coaches who help with the modification of the bikes and training of the riders.
Funding that BCBSNM provides to the Zia Freewheelers Adaptive Cycling Team assists with the cost of repairs, replacement parts, and registration fees for the team to participate in community cycling events.