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Grant Opportunities

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Promoting better health across the nation

Our 2017 Cultivating Healthy Communities Request for Proposals (RFPs) closed on April 14, 2017. This RFP was the Aetna Foundation’s only open invitation of grant applications for the 2017 grant cycle. While we do not have information available for the 2018 cycle, we encourage you to sign up for our newsletter to learn about future funding opportunities. To learn about past grant-funded projects, please visit our Recent Grants Page.

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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. We do not accept unsolicited proposals, but rather reach out to targeted nonprofits to develop projects or provide funding.

For our Cultivating Healthy Communities (CHC) Grant Program, we give grants to local nonprofits across the United States, nurturing innovations that can inspire healthier lifestyles. This program, brings in applications through an annual RFP (Request for Proposals). Our 2017 Cultivating Healthy Communities Request for Proposals (RFPs) closed on April 14, 2017. 

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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.

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

Learn more and submit a matching grant request

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