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Eligibility Requirements

These eligibility requirements apply to all corporate sponsorships and Foundation grant programs:

All organizations applying for grants or sponsorships must:

  • Be designated a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization by the IRS. We only give to nonprofit organizations working for charitable, religious, scientific, literary and other organizations under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3).
  • Be registered “in good standing” with the Louisiana Secretary of State. All organizations must be up-to-date on their filings with the Louisiana Secretary of State. You can find more information here: http://www.sos.la.gov/
  • Be domiciled in Louisiana. We only make gifts to organizations who are based in Louisiana and working for the welfare of Louisianians.

 

In addition, neither Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana or its Foundation makes grants or sponsorships to the following under any circumstances:

  • Providers in any Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, HMO or other affiliate networks – per state and federal regulations
  • Programs or events outside of Louisiana
  • Organizations that are not tax-exempt
  • Political campaigns, candidates, parties or partisan activities
  • Sectarian, denominational or religious organizations for support of theological functions
  • Athletes or athletic teams
  • Beauty pageants
  • Direct funding of labor, fraternal or veterans’ organizations
  • Students raising funds for travel to an out-of-state competition
  • Parent-teacher organizations
  • Organizations that are in direct competition with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Organizations or causes that do not complement our goals for corporate social responsibility
  • Providers on contract with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana