The Anthem Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Indianapolis-based healthcare company, has announced fifty grants totaling $23 million in support of efforts to improve the health and wellness of communities across the country.
The grants will fund intergenerational work aimed at improving the health and lives of millions of individuals by removing barriers and addressing social issues that affect their ability to lead their healthiest lives. Grant recipients include Fit4Kids in Richmond, Virginia, which will expand its learning garden program in public schools; Camillus House in Miami, Florida, which works to help homeless people suffering from mental health and substance use issues achieve stability and self-sufficiency; and the National Council on Aging in Arlington, Virginia, which offers healthy aging programs to eight thousand older adults in underserved communities.
"Working to improve the health of our communities and our consumers remains the focus of what we do every day at the Anthem Foundation, and today we are reaffirming our promise to deliver innovative solutions that are addressing some of the most pressing issues facing our communities," said Anthem president and CEO Gail K. Boudreaux. "From reducing preterm birth rates to doubling cardiac arrest survival rates and expanding access to healthy food, we're partnering with some of the most impactful nonprofits to improve, and in some cases, save lives."
For a complete list of grant recipients, see the foundation's post on Medium.