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Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States
for Community Health Programs

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Foundation / Corporation

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Anthem Foundation

Deadline Date:

08/09/19 5:00 PM ET


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Grants to USA nonprofit organizations in multiple states for ongoing community health programming with measurable and proven outcomes. Funding is intended for traditional or nontraditional approaches to solving problems in public health. This may include the provision of services directly to people, as well as programs that change systems to transform health care.

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

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

The Foundation favors initiatives that prioritize obtaining strategic, measurable 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. The Foundation's gauge for a successful grant is a measurable result that is evident within the grant period.

The Foundation wants to create the greatest human gain for the grant dollars it has available. Rather than try to cover many broad health-related needs in the community, the Foundation funds targeted grants that align with the signature Healthy Generations program.

The Anthem Foundation evaluates the projected 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?

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 171948

Term of Contract:

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

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The organizations supported 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 the Anthem Foundation currently supports:
- 170(B)(1)(a)(vi) - Organization that 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.

Questions concerning the tax ID status or the specific subsection under which an organization is classified should be directed to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service at 1-877-829-5500.

To be eligible for Anthem Foundation Program Grant 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.

Although the Foundation funds some research and policy requests, such proposals are by invitation only. Unsolicited grant requests for capital projects or campaigns will not be considered.

Pre-Application Information:

Program grant applications are open year-round and prioritized based on the scope and nature of the request. Applications submitted by 5:00 PM ET on August 9, 2019, will be considered by December 31, 2019. Applications submitted after August 9 may not be considered until 2020.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:

Anthem Foundation
220 Virginia Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arizona;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Florida;   Georgia;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Missouri;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New York City;   New York;   Ohio;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin