Health and Well-Being Grants Program – Sep 24

Posted by Cigna Foundation on September 7, 2021

Cigna Foundation Invites Applications for Health and Well-Being Grants Program

Established in 1962, the Cigna Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Cigna Corporation and supports organizations sharing its commitment to enhancing the health of individuals and families and the well-being of their communities, with a special focus on those communities where Cigna employees live and work.

To that end, the foundation invites applications for its Health and Well-Being Grants program. Grants of between $50,000 and $100,000 per year for up to three years will be awarded to nonprofits addressing the root causes of health inequity and supporting under-resourced and systemically disadvantaged communities with poor social determinants of health.

Grants will address one or more of the following social determinants of health (SDOH) areas: increased access to health care, including in the areas of mental, behavioral, and dental health; increased access to primary care and health literacy, the degree to which an individual has the capacity to obtain, communicate, process, and understand basic health information and services to make appropriate health decisions and follow directions for treatment.

Applications that focus on the following programmatic areas will be accepted: prevention, treatment, and research for chronic diseases; wellness programs promoting exercise, fitness, and healthy lifestyle choices; programs addressing mental and/or behavioral health conditions; dental programs; and maternal, prenatal, and newborn health.

Funding requests must be aligned with the Community Health Implementation Plan (CHIP) for the applicant community, which accompanies the local Community Needs Assessment (CNA) or Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). To find the appropriate community plan, prospective applicants may visit their local hospital system’s or health department’s website.

To be eligible, applicants must be a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Cigna Foundation website.

Deadline: September 24, 2021

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