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
  • 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 or existing financial deficits

Reporting requirements for grants

Our national 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 GoLocal: 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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