Catholic Charities Awarded $44,000 from the Highmark Delaware Fund

January 8, 2024 – Wilmington, DE – Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware was pleased to award Catholic Charities with a BluePrints for the Community small grant to support Access to Behavior Health Services for Very Low to Low Income Families program. BluePrints for the Community, housed by the Delaware Community Foundation, has contributed over $35 million to the community since its inception in 2007. It was established to increase access to care and reduce health care disparities in Delaware.

“Highmark has been actively engaged in supporting not just members, but all Delawareans, in navigating the challenges of Medicaid redeterminations. Highmark is grateful to Catholic Charities for all they do for our neighbors and ensuring affordable access to behavioral health as we continue to address the impact of recent Medicaid changes. We thank our colleagues at Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware and BluePrints for the Community for assisting with this important work,” said Todd Graham, president of Highmark Health Options.

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware serves approximately 500,000 members through the company’s health care benefits business. It is an influential company in the market generating an economic impact of $135 million and supporting more than 1,000 direct and indirect jobs across the state. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware has been named a Top Workplace in Delaware and a Top Workplace USA. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. For more information, visit

The mission of the Delaware Community Foundation is to improve the lives of the people of Delaware by empowering and growing philanthropy through knowledge and relationships, now and in the future. As a facilitator, information resource and manager of charitable funds, the DCF helps communities and philanthropists focus charitable resources for the greatest community benefit statewide. For more information, visit or call 302.571.8004.

Fritz Jones, Executive Director of Catholic Charities, notes “Catholic Charities is grateful for the $44,000 grant provided by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware. This award will allow Catholic Charities to continue providing support for low income families in our community by offering affordable behavioral health services.” 

@Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware