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Apply For Grants

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program has several grant categories from which non-profits can select when requesting funds. Below are the categories available. Please use these descriptions as a guide to selecting the appropriate application.

2019 General Giving

Historically known as quarterly giving, this category is primarily focused on sponsorships and smaller program requests. This application is available four times a year. The CSR team recommends applying for funding 90-120 days in advance of the event date or program start.

First Quarter
  • Application Open: October 29, 2018
  • Application Closed: December 3, 2018
  • Grants Awarded: Early January
Second Quarter
  • Application Open: January 28
  • Application Closed: February 25
  • Grants Awarded: Early April
Third Quarter
  • Application Open: April 29
  • Application Closed: June 3
  • Grants Awarded: Early July
Fourth Quarter
  • Application Open: August 5
  • Application Closed: September 9
  • Grants Awarded: Early October

2019 Fearless Grants

This category is made up of larger requests that support innovative and creative work across the state. This is a highly selective grant, and we recommend prefacing new applications with conversations with our CSR team.

  • Application Open: December 17, 2018
  • Application Closed: January 28
  • Grants Awarded: Early March

2019 Active Event Grants

Made up of sponsorships of Omaha and Lincoln-area walks, runs and bikes, this category is open once a year and populates our internal employee wellness calendar.
  • Application Open: September 24, 2018
  • Application Closed: October 29, 2018
  • Grants Awarded: Mid-December


Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska utilizes CyberGrants as our grants management platform. This dynamic, cloud-based solution gives grantees access to a dedicated support center and an advanced, user-friendly application that focuses questions based on proposal type. 

Take the eligibility quiz

New to our system, or need a refresher on how to apply? Watch our application walk-through.