Anthem Foundation Grant

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States
for Community Health Programs

GrantWatch ID#: 171948
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Anthem Foundation

09/01/17 5:00 PM EST

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Grants to USA nonprofits in multiple States for community health programs that focus on the areas of heart health, cancer prevention, maternal practices, diabetes prevention, and active lifestyles. Priority will be given to programs with proven and measurable outcomes.

Eligible states are: 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; West Virginia; Wisconsin.

Focus Areas:

1) Healthy Heart: The Foundation is investing in preventative programs that minimize controllable cardiovascular diseases and strokes, including smoking, obesity, hypertension and stressful and sedentary lifestyles.

2) Healthy Cancer Prevention: Prevention offers the most cost-effective long-term strategy for the control of cancer. The Foundation partners with organizations that implement lifesaving cancer prevention and early-detection programs.

3) Healthy Maternal Practices: The Foundation focuses on programs that encourage and facilitate first-trimester prenatal care and help at-risk mothers commit to behaviors that reduce the numbers of low-birth-weight babies.

4) Healthy Diabetes Prevention: The Foundation invests in programs that stem the spread of diabetes through healthy lifestyle changes and increased physical activity.

5) Healthy Active Lifestyles: Foundation supports programs that raise awareness, educate, and encourage new behaviors, resulting in healthy, active lifestyles.

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?

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

Applicants must be 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

The Foundation’s primary support base is spread across the states in which Anthem, Inc., does business. These states are listed below (see Geographic Focus). As Anthem’s footprint expands, tbey will consider requests from additional states on a case-by-case basis. Please note that the priority demographic for Arizona is individuals age 65+.

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 (see link to apply below).

The Foundation will not consider unsolicited grant requests for capital projects, initiatives, or campaigns.

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.

All applicants will be notified of the Foundation’s receipt of grant proposals via e-mail. Typically, the review process lasts four to six months. Please do not call the Foundation for status updates.

Five Health Focus Areas:

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

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

To apply:


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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;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin

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