2019 Community Report
Investing in the Health of Our Community. It's What We Live For.
In 2019, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island celebrated our 80th anniversary of being a local nonprofit health plan with the “80 Acts of Kindness” campaign. Employees illustrated our unwavering commitment to the Rhode Island community with acts of kindness that ranged from raising money for dozens of organizations to serving the local community through volunteerism.
Through our BlueAngel Community Investment Program, we continued to partner with results-oriented nonprofits whose work aligns with our vision—to passionately lead a state of health and well-being across Rhode Island. We also created the Rhode Island Life Index, a new data resource that measures Rhode Islanders’ perceptions of the social factors influencing health and well-being in the state.
The findings of the Life Index led us to expand our philanthropy in 2019 to address factors such as housing, safety, and transportation—and that focus will continue in the years ahead.
This report highlights some of our accomplishments from 2019.
Kim A. Keck
President and CEO, BCBSRI
2019 Community Investment
by the Numbers
organizations supported through in-kind donations, volunteerism, or financial support
people impacted by funding or volunteerism
volunteer hours served
value of volunteer hours1
generated by employee fundraising
invested by the company through financial or in-kind donations
1Source: Independent Sector