Univera Healthcare is committed to making Western New York a better place to live, work and raise a family. As a nonprofit health plan, our mission is to provide access to affordable health care and continually work to improve the health and health care of residents in the communities we serve.

Through our community investments and partnerships programming, we strive to improve access to care, advance specific health outcomes, and support organizations in our community that share our mission.

Corporate Sponsorship

We invest in local nonprofit organizations through one-time funding opportunities that support a health-specific program, event, or service.

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Community Health Awards

Through a competitive application process, Community Health Awards support programs that have clear goals to improve the health or health care of a specific population. Each recipient is awarded up to $5,000 allocated by the company to help fund health and wellness programs in our community.

Applications are now closed. Please check back in 2023 for future application details.

Health Equity Awards

We strive to work with communities to create an environment of equity and access where everyone can reach their full potential with access to high quality, affordable health care. Our 2022 Health Equity Awards focus on addressing health disparities and improving health equity. Each region will award a minimum of $30,000 through a competitive application process to qualified community-based organizations.

Read about the 2021 Health Award winners.

Health Equity Awards Health Equity Awards (English)Open a PDF
Health Equity Awards Health Equity Awards (Spanish)Open a PDF

Applications are now closed. Please check back in 2023 for future application details.

Member and Community Health Improvement (MACHI) Grant Program

The MACHI grant program provides funding to local, nonprofit organizations that share our vision for healthier communities. These 2- to 3-year grants support initiatives with specific objectives and measurable outcomes for improving health. Our current focus is on reducing racial disparities in maternal health.

Employee Volunteerism

Employee volunteerism aligns with our company’s vision and values of improving the health of our community. Univera Healthcare provides employees with volunteer time off to cultivate community connections through volunteer service, engage with the community via board membership, and nurture meaningful community relationships.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

Our company is committed to fostering an environment where inclusion, diversity, equity, and access are explicitly recognized as fundamental parts of our organizational culture. As a result, diversity, equity and inclusion is a uniting principle that runs through all our community engagement activities. By building authentic connections with organizations that share in our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we can better fulfill our mission to improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve.

Our Commitment to DEI

Contact Information

Olivia Linke
Community Affairs Director
Olivia.Linke@univerahealthcare.com
(716) 604-5414

Univera Healthcare receives hundreds of corporate giving requests every year. Each corporate giving request that benefits a charitable organization will be reviewed. Our corporate giving must follow all applicable laws, regulations, and corporate policies and refrain from contributing to political organizations, political candidates, and labor unions (unless the payees are registered 501(c)(3) charitable organizations). In addition, we will not fund organizations that conflict with our corporate mission, goals, policies, or products, including organizations that discriminate against persons or groups on the basis of age, political affiliation, race, nationality, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, HIV/AIDS status, or religion.

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