Funding Options

The Anthem Foundation funds specific public health–related issues that positively affect key health conditions identified through our signature Healthy Generations program. There are two funding options. Before applying, please review the descriptions for both and determine which best aligns with your request.

Anthem Foundation Grants
Community Relations & Sponsorships

 

Anthem Foundation Grants

Anthem Foundation grant funding supports ongoing community health programs with proven and measurable outcomes.

Approach »

We invest in traditional and nontraditional problem-solving approaches. These include programs that provide services directly to people and those that change systems that transform health care. Although we fund some research and policy requests, such proposals are by invitation only. We will not consider unsolicited grant requests for capital projects, initiatives, or campaigns.

MEASURABLE RESULTS
We favor initiatives that prioritize obtaining strategic, measurable end results over isolated grant activities. For example, a physical fitness initiative that increases physical activity or improves diet in general as a key goal is less likely to be favored than an initiative that increases physical activity or improves diet as a specific means to reduce BMI for a target population. Our gauge for a successful grant is a measurable result that is evident within the grant period.

Operating Principles »

We want to create the highest levels of human gain for the grant dollars we have available. Rather than try to cover many broad health-related needs in the community, the Foundation funds targeted grants that align with our signature Healthy Generations program.

The Foundation predicts the ability of grant requests to yield meaningful results by asking three simple questions of each proposal:

1. What results will be achieved?

2. Will this organization deliver on its proposed commitments?

3. Is this grant the best possible use of the Foundation’s resources?

Funding Eligibility »


ORGANIZATIONAL STATUS
The organizations we support are from those classified by the Internal Revenue Service as tax-exempt public charities under Section 501(c)(3).

The following are the 501c3 subsections of the Internal Revenue Code that Anthem Foundation currently supports:

170(B)(1)(a)(vi) - Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public

509(A)(2) - Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.

509(A)(3) - Organizations operated solely for the benefit of and in conjunction with other exempt organizations, typically other public charities.
– 509(a)(3) - Type I
– 509(a)(3) - Type II
– 509(a)(3) - Type III functionally integrated


Questions concerning the Tax ID status or the specific subsection under which the organization is classified should be directed to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) at their Cincinnati Call Center: 1-877-829-5500.

LOCATIONS
The Foundation’s primary support base is spread across the states in which Anthem, Inc., does business. These states are:
Arizona* Kentucky Ohio
California Louisiana Tennessee
Colorado Maine Texas
Connecticut Maryland Virginia
Florida Missouri Washington
Georgia Nevada West Virginia
Indiana New Hampshire Wisconsin
Iowa New Jersey
Kansas New York

As Anthem’s footprint expands, we will consider requests from additional states on a case-by-case basis.

*Note the priority demographic for Arizona is individuals age 65+.

ELIGIBLE REQUESTS
To be eligible for Anthem Foundation funding, organizations must:

Not duplicate or significantly overlap the work of public agencies on the federal, state, or local level.

Serve the community without discrimination on the basis of age, disability, religion, veteran status, race, creed, sexual orientation or sexual preferences, gender, gender identity, or national origin.

Keep books available for regular, independent outside audit and make the results available to all potential contributors.

Comply with applicable laws regarding registration and reporting.

Observe the highest standards of business conduct in relationships with the public. Be able to produce a current list of board directors (including board affiliations with the submitting nonprofit, plus professional titles); a detailed project budget, including annual itemizations if a multiyear request; current audited financials; and documented confirmation of eligible tax-exemption status.

Meet the additional criteria on the Eligibility quiz within the grant application.

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ONLINE APPLICATION
Click to access the Anthem Foundation Application.

You must submit your grant proposal online; no exceptions will be made.

We strongly advise applicants to follow the Guidance and Examples that accompany key results-focused questions throughout the application. While all the information we ask for is necessary and valuable to our decision making, these key questions can give us the most insight into how you plan to translate your grant activity into change-causing outcomes that will produce measurable results.

Anthem Foundation does not give advice on grant amounts as they can widely depending on the proposal, how many people are impacted, strength of success metrics, etc.

Generally our grant terms are one year, with a few exceptions (mostly national grants).


2017 DEADLINES
Deadlines below are subject to change. Please check this website regularly for updates. All deadlines are at 5 p.m. Eastern Time.

Cycle One 2017:
Applications are due no later than Friday, February 24, 2017.

Cycle Two 2017:
Applications are due no later than Friday, September 1, 2017.

NOTIFICATION
All applicants will be notified of the Foundation’s receipt of grant proposals via e-mail. Typically, our review process lasts four to six months. Please do not call the Foundation for status updates. Due to the high volume of requests we receive, we cannot respond to such phone calls.
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Community Relations & Sponsorships

Anthem’s community relations & sponsorship funding supports fundraising events and mission priorities that align with our Healthy Generations program.

Approach »

We support nonprofit fundraising and sponsor initiatives that reflect the objectives of our signature Healthy Generations program. Rather than try to cover many broad health-related needs in the community, Anthem funds targeted grants that align with the initiative.

Funding Eligibility »

ORGANIZATIONAL STATUS
The organizations we support are from those classified by the Internal Revenue Service as tax-exempt public charities under Section 501(c)(3).

INELIGIBLE GROUPS
The following are not eligible for Community Relations support:

Individuals

Political organizations or candidates

Private charities or foundations

Fraternal, military, or labor organizations


ELIGIBLE REQUESTS
To be eligible for Community Relations funding, organizations must:

Not duplicate or significantly overlap the work of public agencies on the federal, state, or local level.

Serve the community without discrimination on the basis of age, disability, religion, veteran status, race, creed, sexual orientation or sexual preferences, gender, gender identity, or national origin

Keep books available for regular, independent outside audit and make the results available to all potential contributors.

Comply with applicable laws regarding registration and reporting.


LOCATIONS
The Foundation’s primary charitable support base is spread across the states in which Anthem, Inc., does business. These states are:
Arizona* Kentucky Ohio
California Louisiana Tennessee
Colorado Maine Texas
Connecticut Maryland Virginia
Florida Missouri Washington
Georgia Nevada West Virginia
Indiana New Hampshire Wisconsin
Iowa New Jersey
Kansas New York

As Anthem’s footprint expands, we will consider requests from additional states on a case-by-case basis.

*Note the priority demographic for Arizona is individuals age 65+.

Apply for Funding »


ONLINE APPLICATION
Click to access the Anthem Community Relations & Sponsorships Application.

You must submit your grant proposal online; no exceptions will be made.

We strongly advise applicants to follow the Guidance and Examples that accompany key results-focused questions throughout the application. While all the information we ask for is necessary and valuable to our decision making, these key questions can give us the most insight into how you plan to translate your grant activity into change-causing outcomes that will produce measurable results.


NOTIFICATION
All applicants will be notified at the receipt of your request via e-mail. Typically, Community Relations funding requests are determined within 90 business days.