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Cigna Foundation

For more than 50 years, the Cigna Foundation has been delivering on Cigna's mission with its nonprofit partners to improve the health, well-being, and peace of mind of people around the world.

Our Philosophy

Every day, we have an opportunity to make a difference in the health of our communities and create a better future.

Our charitable giving philosophy focuses on socioeconomic status, education, neighborhood and physical environment, employment, and social support networks, as well as access to health care–otherwise known as Social Determinants of Health (SDOH). Our philanthropy goes beyond financial contributions to include employee engagement, volunteer activities and community involvement.

We meet our charitable giving goals by partnering with nonprofit organizations and through the following grant programs.

2021 Contributions

In 2021, the Cigna Foundation awarded more than $12.5 million in grants to support nonprofits that share our commitment to enhancing health and well-being.

Our Current Grant Programs


Healthier Kids For Our Future®

Healthier Kids For Our Future is a 5-year, $25 million global initiative that addresses the challenges affecting children’s health today.

Food Insecurity Grant

Mental Health Grant


Health and Well-Being

Addresses several critical areas of health including health navigation to improve overall access to care, treatment, and prescriptions; prevention, treatment, and research for chronic diseases; wellness programs promoting exercise, fitness, and healthy lifestyle choices; programs addressing mental and/or behavioral health conditions; dental programs; and maternal, prenatal, and newborn health.

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Education and Workforce Development

Focuses on the education of children enrolled in pre-K, K-8, high school, post-secondary education, and others considering health care related jobs. Additionally, programs are focused on increasing the cultural competency of health care professionals by helping them to better understand health disparities among vulnerable populations.

“We are far more powerful when we work together, in close partnership with each other, as well as with our customers, patients, and clients; with health care professionals; with government agencies; and with the communities where we live and work...”

David M. Cordani
President and CEO

Initiatives and Funds

Building Equity and Equality

Our five-year initiative was created to expand and accelerate efforts to support diversity, inclusion, equality, and equity for communities of color.

Learn more about building equity and equality

More Information

Learn more from these answers to frequently asked questions or contact us via email at FoundationGrants@Cigna.com.

*Cigna Connects Corporate Responsibility Report, 2019.