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Grant Opportunities

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Promoting better health across the nation

The Aetna Foundation is dedicated to promoting wellness, health and access to high-quality health care for everyone, while supporting the communities we serve. We provide grants mainly to organizations that are improving health among underserved, low-income people.

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How we partner with nonprofit organizations

The Aetna Foundation works at two levels. We partner with national and select international organizations, funding their pioneering approaches to improving health among large groups of people. At the same time, through our GoLocal: Cultivating Healthy Communities program, we give grants to local nonprofits across the United States, nurturing innovations that can inspire healthier lifestyles. 
 The Aetna Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals, but rather reaches out to targeted nonprofits to develop projects or provide funding. On occasion we issue specific Requests for Proposals for work that closely aligns with our funding priorities.

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Matching grants for Aetna employees and retirees

Aetna’s employees and retirees have a proud tradition of contributing their time and money to a range of causes. The Aetna Foundation supports this work with a range of matching grant programs.

Our Disaster Response program matches donations targeting disaster response, relief or reconstruction made to eligible organizations. Our Volunteer Grants program will provide a grant of $300 to any eligible organization at which an individual volunteers 20 hours or more in a calendar year.  Our Personal Donations program matches up to $5,000 of donations per person, per year to a qualifying nonprofit.  Our annual Giving Campaign matches donations of up to $10,000 per person, per year, providing funds for the United Way, Community Health Charities and any other eligible organizations that our donors support through their financial contributions.

Employees and retirees may submit an online matching grant request through our Grants Portal.

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