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General Funding Guidelines

Our funding is restricted to nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) or similar tax-exempt
status and educational institutions.

The Foundation generally does not fund:

  • Endowment or capital costs, including construction, renovation, or equipment
  • Direct delivery of reimbursable health care services
  • Basic biomedical research
  • Grants or scholarships to individuals
  • Work for which results and impact cannot be measured
  • Advertising
  • Golf tournaments
  • Advocacy, political causes or events
  • Sacramental or theological functions of religious organizations
  • Operational expenses/existing deficits

Reporting Guidelines and Requirements:  

Aetna Foundation National grantees are responsible for providing narrative and financial reports approximately every six months during the applicable grant period.

Both National and Regional grantees will be asked to show the impact of their work through:

  • Measurement and evaluation
  • Communication and dissemination of results
  • Sharing of best practices

Specific reporting requirements and any additional responsibilities will be included in the contract letter that accompanies all grant awards.

Our Mission
Our mission
Our mission is to promote wellness, health, and access to high-quality health care for everyone, while supporting the communities
                                           we serve. 

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