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General Grant Funding Guidelines

Aetna Foundation funding is provided only to nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) or similar tax-exempt status and educational institutions.

We generally do not fund:

  • Endowment or capital costs, including construction, renovation or equipment
  • Capital campaigns
  • 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
  • Pass through funding, grant or sponsorship opportunities
  • Advocacy, political causes or events
  • Sacramental or theological functions of religious organizations
  • Operational expenses or existing financial deficits
  • Event sponsorships

Reporting requirements for grants

Our national and community-based grantees must provide narrative and financial reports roughly every six months during the applicable grant period.

If your organization is a grantee through our National or Cultivating Healthy Communities program – you must show your work’s impact through:

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

If you are chosen to receive a grant, we will provide you with a contract letter that will include specifics about reporting requirement or other responsibilities related to the grant.

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