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Our Unwavering Commitment to Nonprofit Organizations Across the Country

Anthem Foundation
Jul 22 · 11 min read
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We believe that giving back is not only a privilege but a responsibility we all share at the Anthem. We continue to make a lasting impact in communities across the country with our unwavering commitment to help those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of its $50 million pledge for COVID-19 relief efforts, we are announcing nearly $24M in new grants to nonprofit organizations across the country that will largely focus on addressing food insecurity, mental health and housing and economic recovery.

Together with our nonprofit partners, we share a common vision to continue lift up those in need and look towards the possibilities of a better tomorrow, by addressing health disparities and inequities and promoting health and wellness for all.

American Heart Association

The AHA will develop a Reimagine programmatic response plan to support our communities adversely impacted by COVID-19. Additionally, building on Hands-Only CPR, Anthem Foundation and the AHA will continue efforts to increase awareness and implementation of this life-saving skill.

American National Red Cross

Whether a home fire or a hurricane, the American Red Cross must be ready to help survivors during a disaster response. This grant will support disaster response infrastructure, training volunteers, and develop innovative technology that allows ARC to deliver safe shelter, hot meals, and emotional support and recovery resources immediately after disaster strikes.

Food Research & Action Center Inc.

This program supports ramping up pediatricians’ efforts to boost food security among their patients and families.

Move United (Formerly Disabled Sports USA)

The National Adaptive Sports Partnership will provide wounded warfighters and youth with disabilities adaptive sports instruction offering opportunities in more than 30 adaptive sports in 21 communities within Anthem states.

The Food Trust

The Food Trust (TFT)’s Community Food Retail Program advances health equity and expands access to heart-healthy foods/beverages, including culturally relevant and locally grown fresh produce and WIC approved where possible, in strategically-selected communities.

JDRF International

Managing Type I diabetes (T1D) is an around-the-clock job of checking blood sugar numbers, counting carbohydrates, and dosing the right amount of insulin at the right time. This grant will be used to develop two series of digital resources, to be used in the community and through clinical intervention, providing practical mental wellness techniques to T1D families.

Foundation for California Community Colleges

The First Response Healthcare Student Support Fund (First Response Fund) will provide emergency financial assistance for the needs recipients deem most urgent, such as food, housing assistance, technology for online learning, fees for licensing exams, and childcare during the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding will also expand Fresh Success Employment & Training (E&T) services at California Community Colleges (CCCs) and community-based organizations (CBOs).

Alameda Point Collaborative Inc.

This grant seeks to develop a data collection system with process & outcome measures to track health benefits & cost aversions, convene a respite advisory council, and shape an effective service and business model for sustainable operations to strengthen the medical field.

Young Men’s Christian Association of Metropolitan Los Angeles

This grant works to address family homelessness through a socioeconomic, neighborhood, and physical approach through the LA YMCA.

Covia Foundation

Well Connected and Social Call will work to provide intellectual stimulation, mental health, physical health, social connectedness, and counteract loneliness for participants 60 and older.

Healthier Kids Foundation

My HealthFirst will focus on routine screenings for anxiety, depression and other indicators affecting mental and behavioral health in Santa Clara County students, especially in underserved areas.

LifeMoves

This grant will provide behavioral health services in homeless shelters by screening clients for behavioral health issues and connecting clients to onsite support services.

Abode Services

The HOPE Project Outreach consists of the mobile health clinic (MHC) which provides medical, outreach, and social services. In addition to providing services through the MHC, the team provides outreach/linkage to health-related resources.

Discovery Cube Los Angeles

Discovery Market will educate families about healthy living and the interconnectivity of body systems, mental health and nutrition to increase their physical and psychological wellness. The Discovery Market is part of Discovery Cube’s Healthy Living Initiative.

Child Advocates of Placer County

Placer CASA trains community volunteers to be Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) and assigns these CASAs to children in foster care (ages 0–18). Family Mentors assigns CASA-trained mentors to work one-on-one with parents who are striving to rebuild their families.

Monument Impact

Monument Moves will increase access to safe parks and public spaces for an additional 150 low-income residents. Community members and their families will be offered quarterly physical activity events to East Bay Regional and State Parks that further increase physical activity and build social connections.

National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped

Donated Dental Services (DDS) serves people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically fragile and have no other way to get help for serious dental conditions.

Livewell Colorado

Increasing access to fresh fruits and vegetables through double up food bucks.

Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut Inc.

Go! 5–2–1–0 Wellness Initiative is a multi-sector collaborative integrated into the CHIP for the Greater Danbury area to affect HEPA policy compliance and environmental changes in the places children learn, play and live.

Overtown Youth Center Inc.

This grant funds the OYC Social Emotional Learning Program — OYC recognizes the widespread impact of trauma, and understands the potential paths for resilience and recovery, and in order to ensure that we are not re-traumatizing residents.

Poverello Center

This funding supports Poverello Center’s COVID 19 Response.

Pace Center for Girls

This funding supports Pace Center for Girls’ COVID 19 Response.

Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida Inc.

Nourishment Network Market is organized like a grocery store with fresh produce, frozen meat, shelf-stable grains, baked goods and canned items where clients “shop” for free. It is open five days a week to anyone in need, no appointment needed. Clients may visit once per month. There are no income restrictions because hardship can strike anyone, any time.

Healthmpowers Inc

Middle School Girl Physical Activity Empowerment Project is a statewide program to improve physical activity (PA) in middle school (MS) girls by empowering them to become change-agents in their schools and communities, to create innovative solutions to engage their peers in fun, personalized physical activity to improve fitness, and promote long-term health and emotional wellbeing.

Foundation of Wesley Woods Inc.

This funding supports Foundation of Wesley Woods’ COVID-19 Relief efforts.

Meals on Wheels

This funding supports expansion of senior meal distribution programming during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Action Ministries Inc.

End Hunger Period streamlines and expands services currently offered through our childhood feeding programs: Smart Lunch, Smart Kid and the SuperPack program.

HISPANIC ALLIANCE GA

Family and Children Basic Needs provide food distribution to families living in poverty and aid a community that mostly consists of agricultural and seasonal workers living in poverty. This program provides access to fruits and vegetables and other healthy options, connections to local resources, and will help community members improve their lives.

Saint Josephs Mercy Care Services Inc.

This funding supports Saint Josephs Mercy Care Services’ COVID-19 Relief and Recovery.

Healthy Birth Day Inc

“STIRRUP” the Stillbirth Prevention Conversation will partner with social service agencies, hospital systems, and local and state public health agencies to empower expectant moms to talk to their providers about maternal health and monitoring.

Gleaners Food Bank

The goal of this partnership is to further the hunger awareness cause and Anthem’s support for Gleaners. Through this partnership we will ramp up Anthem’s visibility in the vein that we aim to be long-term partners in this space to ensure healthy outcomes and generations for Hoosiers.

Coalition for Homeless Intervention and Prevention of Greater Indianapolis (CHIP)

Homelessness puts individuals at higher-risk of victimization, criminal justice system involvement, and poor mental and physical health. Accessing permanent housing offers individuals a chance to improve safety and stability while addressing the underlying causes that may have contributed to their homelessness. Street Reach Indy directly assists individuals living on the streets or in emergency shelters by providing flexible resources to obtain permanent housing or substance abuse treatment. Homeless service providers develop relationships with individuals and help meet their needs through first-response, wraparound services. Street Reach Indy fills in gaps in service, provides assistance when no other resource exists, and ultimately reduces homelessness.

Indiana Youth Group Inc.

The purpose of our Case Management Programs is to reduce the risk of self-harm and to ensure that the most basic needs of IYG youth are being met while imparting life skills that promote self-reliance and independence once youth age out of these programs.

Overdose-Lifeline Inc.

Substance misuse prevention for the youth population — The project includes three parts; a prevention program on opioids specifically; a selective program addressing personality risk factors for substance use, and educating parents and communities on youth substance use/misuse.

Fight for Life Foundation Inc.

Building Family Wellness Through Building Dreams allows for the tracking of student assessments (ACE’s) to help address behavioral issues.

Women’s Sports Foundation

Athlete Ambassador and Mental Health Program is an integral part of WSF’s effort to improve the health and well-being of girls in low-resource communities, where access, opportunity and role models for health and wellness are more limited.

Brookside Community Development Corporation

Healthy Lifestyle Access for Families grant allows Brookside to combine education on healthy lifestyles, opportunities to implement healthy lifestyle changes, and access to services and resources to help improve family well-being including food assistance.

Children’s Bureau Inc.

With this grant, Children’s Bureau will provide Attachment Focused Therapy to children and families in foster and adoptive homes. Attachment to primary caregivers is critical to a child’s development and the ability to form healthy relationships throughout life.

NAMI Indiana Inc.

NAMI Family-to-Family is an educational class designed for families, partners and friends of people who have mental health conditions and helps participants gain a better understanding of mental health conditions, improve their coping skills and empower them to advocate for their loved one.

Shepherd Community Inc.

Health Literacy and Hunger Program is a multi-faceted approach to ensure children, youth and families have access to healthy, fresh foods, and can learn healthy nutritional skills.

Catch the Stars Foundation

Goal-setting programs that promote fitness, literacy and youth development. Specifically, this Grant will fund providing mentorship, fitness and literacy programs to youth.

Gildas Club Kentuckiana

Virtually Virtual is centered on peer-based psychosocial support, virtually. Through technology, support groups with mental health professionals, book clubs, writing workshops, and cooking classes are streamed online, reaching more Kentuckians living with cancer.

Young Men’s Christian Association of Greater Louisville

YMCA Safe Place Services is a social service branch of the YMCA of Greater Louisville. Their 24 bed Teen Shelter House provides emergency shelter, family mediation, and case management to teens and families in crisis.

Three O’Clock Project

This funding supports Three O’clock Project’s COVID19 Food Distribution Program.

United Way of Kennebec Valley

This funding supports United Way of Kennebec Valley’s COVID19 Emergency Food Program.

United Way of Greater Portland

This funding supports United Way of Greater Portland’s COVID19 Emergency Relief.

United Way of York County

This funding supports United Way of York County’s COVID19 Emergency Relief Fund.

Doorways

DOORWAYS provides housing, income assistance, resources, service referrals, self-development programs, and supportive case management to address these gaps. This funding focuses on reducing HIV transmissions by reducing disparities in behavioral health services.

St. Louis Public Schools Foundation

AIM Zones: Classroom Physical Activity for the SLPS Healthy Schools Movement — This project will incorporate physical activity into the classroom environment by establishing AIM Zones in 15 elementary schools in the St. Louis Public Schools with the goal of increasing physical activity during the school day to the national standard of 60 minutes per day.

Generate Health STL

The Perinatal Behavioral Health Initiative addresses the high rates of stress and depression expectant mothers in the St. Louis area face, particularly among Black women who live in low-income ZIP codes.

RX Outreach Inc.

The RXO Health and Wellness Outreach (HWO) program empowers older adults to successfully age in place by teaching them simple and actionable ways to better manage their health, maintain their independence, and increase their health literacy. Utilizing evidence-based health curricula, HWO promotes positive health behaviors among those battling chronic illness.

New Hampshire Food Bank

This funding supports the COVID19 Emergency Food Program.

United Way of Greater Nashua Inc.

This funding supports the COVID-19 Community Relief Efforts.

Granite United Way

This funding supports the COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Easterseals New Hampshire Inc.

Easterseals Military & Veterans Services (MVS) will provide Care Coordination and Emergency Financial Assistance to service members, veterans, and military families.

Hopelink of Southern Nevada

Anthem Diversion Initiative: Homeless Prevention — Diversion in social services means to divert an individual or family from imminent or current homelessness by employing creative problem-solving conversations to explore possible unconsidered options to homelessness.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Bridges to Health Equity combines home-based asthma intervention, access to comprehensive programs delivered by three Brooklyn CBOs, strong referral networks among all partners, and an evaluation measuring health impacts on participants.

City Harvest Inc.

This grant will help provide fresh produce in neighborhoods where residents have limited access to retail food outlets or emergency food.

Food Bank for New York City Food for Survival

This funding supports Food Bank for New York City Food for Survival’s COVID-19 Relief and Recovery program.

Covenant House

This funding supports Covenant House’s COVID-19 Relief and Recovery program.

Community Shelter Board

This grant provides support for Food Services at Emergency Shelters and Rapid Re-Housing Programs for Families and Single Adults in Franklin County, Ohio.

Maple Tree Cancer Alliance

Maple Tree Cancer Alliance Ohio Initiative is focused on developing and strengthening a network of program sites as well as an infrastructure to provide informed, quality cancer rehabilitation through exercise oncology.

Benjamin Rose Institute

The goal of Nutrition Solution is to improve food security and other social determinants of health in vulnerable older adults living with chronic health conditions discharging from the hospital back into the community.

Boys Hope Girls Hope

This funding will support Boys Hope Girls Hope’s COVID-19 Recovery program.

Texas Center for Children and Family Services

The Clinical Consortium for Child Welfare Professionals will offer professional peer support and training to provide therapeutic tools and interventions that are evidence based.

South Plains Food Bank Inc.

Give Time, Give Money, Give Hope — this grant will allow South Plains Food Bank to distribute food during the COVID-19 crisis.

San Antonio Food Bank Inc.

This funding will support San Antonio Food Bank’s COVID-19 Response program.

United Way for Greater Austin

In an effort to support the community during the COVID-19 pandemic, Austin Community Foundation and United Way for Greater Austin have partnered to create All Together ATX.

Azar Foundation Inc.

This program is to support Strengthening Mother, Father, and Child, Reducing Infant Mortality and Prevention of Child Abuse.

Virginia Foundation for Community College Education

Virginia’s Community Colleges are focused on reducing non-academic barriers that impede student success: food, housing, and mental health. Funding will be used to identify the specific student needs in VA colleges and communities and make available healthy nutrition options for students at all 23 community colleges so they may maintain a path to college completion.

An Achievable Dream Middle and High School Inc.

This program is focused on improving students’ mental health and continuing overall health and wellness initiatives at An Achievable Dream.

Open Table Inc.

Open Table has designed an evidence-informed model specific to pregnant or parenting women who have Substance Use Disorder (SUD) or Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and are Medicaid recipients experiencing SDOH barriers.

Young Men’s Christian Association of Greater Richmond

This funding will support the YMCA’s Aging Strong, Camp Hope, Community Care and Staff Care programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

NAMI-Virginia

NAMI is changing their entire system of in-person delivery to online delivery which has thrown staff into working many hours above a standard work week. This funding will assist with the cost of adapting to COVID-19 needs.

United Migrant Services Organization (UMOS)

This funding will support UMOS in their COVID-19 Emergency Response efforts.

Vivent Health (AIDS Community Resource Center)

This funding will support Vivent Health’s COVID-19 Response: the Radical Response Program.

Salvation Army

This funding will support Salvation Army’s COVID Kids Food Program.

YMCA Kenosha

This funding will support YMCA Kenosha’s COVID Emergency Child Care Funding program.

Sojourner Foundation

This funding will support Sojourner Foundation’s COVID 19 response program, and provide support for youth programming.

Manna Meal Inc.

This funding supports Manna Meal’s COVID19-Feeding the Hungry program.

Facing Hunger Foodbank Inc.

This funding supports Facing Hunger Foodbank’s COVID19 Emergency Needs program.

Mountaineer Food Bank Inc

This funding supports Mountaineer Food Bank in their Emergency Response COVID19 Food Distribution program.

YWCA Charleston

This funding supports YWCA Charleston’s COVID19 Sojourner’s Shelter for Homeless Women & Families program.

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The Anthem Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Anthem…

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Private, nonprofit organization wholly funded by @AnthemInc | Grants working to improve health & wellness

AnthemFoundation

The Anthem Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Anthem Inc. Since its establishment the foundation has granted more than $165 million in grants to organizations that support our Healthy Generations program.

Anthem Foundation

Written by

Private, nonprofit organization wholly funded by @AnthemInc | Grants working to improve health & wellness

AnthemFoundation

The Anthem Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Anthem Inc. Since its establishment the foundation has granted more than $165 million in grants to organizations that support our Healthy Generations program.

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