Aug 17, 2022
Cigna Foundation Announces Grant Availability for Nonprofits Working to Address Health Disparities, Improve Outcomes in Mental Health Care

BLOOMFIELD, Conn., August 17, 2022 – The Cigna Foundation today announced it is accepting applications for its Health and Well-Being grant program. This grant cycle will focus on mental health as part of the Foundation’s continued commitment to improving access to care and eliminating health disparities, particularly for minority populations and underserved communities. The grant cycle will run from August 17 through September 16, 2022.

“Today more than ever before, we understand that mental health is a critical component of whole-person health, and making sure that we stay in optimal mental health allows us to live our lives to the fullest,” said Susan Stith, president, Cigna Foundation. “By partnering with nonprofit organizations who are focused on creating more access to care as well as supporting the health care providers who deliver these valuable services, we can help ensure individuals receiving care are getting the support that best meets their needs and creates opportunities for them to live a healthier, more productive life.”

2022 Grant Cycle

Nonprofits are invited to apply for grants beginning August 17. This grant cycle will close on September 16. Grants will be awarded in November.

Qualified nonprofits must specifically address health and well-being with programs that focus on improving and ensuring good mental health. Grants should address at least one, if not more, of the following programmatic areas, specifically in minority populations and underserved communities:

  • Suitable care that provides access to mental health services and addresses, depression, stress, anxiety, promotes resiliency, and mental well-being
  • Programs that address the shortage of mental health care professionals
  • Cultural competency and awareness training for healthcare providers that addresses the stigma associated with seeking mental health care

To determine eligibility to apply, start here.

About Cigna Foundation

Cigna Foundation, established in 1962, is a private foundation funded by contributions from Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) and its subsidiaries. Cigna Foundation supports organizations sharing its commitment to enhancing the health of individuals and families, and the well-being of their communities, with a special focus on those communities where Cigna employees live and work.

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