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Supporting and encouraging contributions of time, talent and resources

Caring is a core value at Wellmark, and no program exemplifies our employees' investment in their communities more than The Wellmark Foundation's BluesCare Giving program. The BluesCare Giving program encourages employees to donate their time and money to qualifying nonprofit organizations in Iowa and South Dakota. The Wellmark Foundation then matches these contributions.

Personal contributions can be matched dollar-for-dollar. Volunteer hours are converted to a dollar amount that employees can then designate to be given to the qualified organization of their choosing.

Through this signature initiative, millions of dollars have been distributed to more than 1,100 nonprofits in Iowa and South Dakota.

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  • More than $1.8 million was distributed to nonprofits in Iowa and South Dakota in 2019.
  • 884 employees participated in BluesCare Giving in 2019.
  • 37,411 volunteer hours logged by our employees in 2019.
  • 766 nonprofit organizations were impacted by BluesCare Giving donations and volunteer hours in 2019.

Giving the gift of time

Animal Rescue League

Meet Lisa, a Wellmark employee and volunteer for the Animal Rescue League and learn more about her passion for helping animals.


Meet Dee, a Wellmark employee and volunteer for LifeServe and learn more about her reason for donating blood.

Meals on Wheels

Meet Allison and Tennille, Wellmark employees and volunteers for Meals on Wheels and learn how they help their community.