Philanthropy

Paving the way for healthier communities

Helping communities stay healthy through corporate philanthropy is part of our commitment to helping people stay healthy.

Quality health care often isn't available in low-income and minority communities. And people in these communities are often at higher risk for certain chronic health conditions.

We want to change this through:

  • Grants and awards from the Aetna Foundation
  • Partnerships within local communities
  • Employee volunteering and giving

Aetna Foundation in action

The mission of the Aetna Foundation is to promote wellness, health and access to high-quality health care for everyone.

Since 1980, Aetna and the Aetna Foundation have awarded more than $445 million in grants and awards.

Our funding supports local efforts in many areas, including:

  • The U.S. Soccer Foundation
    To expand its free after-school fitness, nutrition and stress-reduction program to 2,500 kids from low-income communities in Detroit, Houston and Washington, DC
  • The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families
    To support its healthy meal planning and dance classes for Latino families in the Bronx
  • Tour for Diversity in Medicine
    To conduct workshops at universities and community colleges to help minority students plan for careers in medicine or dentistry and address the health-equity gap faced by at-risk populations
  • National Medical Fellowships
    To provide scholarships to medical students from underrepresented minority groups who have committed to practice medicine in medically underserved communities and are distinguished by their community service and leadership potential
  • Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers in New Jersey
    To establish a program to train primary care doctors in using sophisticated data analysis to identify high-cost, high-needs patients and to create interdisciplinary teams to improve patient care
  • Women’s Community Clinic in San Francisco
    To train young women from a largely African-American community as health care workers in women’s health and prenatal care

Read more about the Aetna Foundation

Supporting great work in our communities

People in communities around the country are working hard to improve the well-being of those who live and work there. We want to see them succeed. We're lending our support by:

  • Sponsoring neighborhood wellness activities
  • Partnering with local agencies
  • Working with community leaders and organization

The Civic 50, an index that measures and recognizes civic engagement, honored us again in 2013 as one of the most community-minded companies in the nation.

Employee volunteering makes a difference

Our employees gave more than 400,000 hours of their time in 2013 to help their local communities. Their efforts included:

  • Delivering meals to homebound residents
  • Collecting food and clothing to help the homeless
  • Participating in the Martin Luther King Day of Service
  • Donating blood to the American Red Cross
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