Kids playing soccer

About Us

The Healthier Kids For Our FutureSM program offers personalized and tailored solutions that address childhood challenges, through local partnerships and volunteer opportunities to support program initiatives in our communities.

How do you build a healthier future? Think small.

Healthier kids can grow into healthier adults. That’s why, in our first phase, we’re focusing on fighting childhood hunger and food insecurity to help today’s kids grow into tomorrow’s healthy adults. Now in our next phase, we will work to address the greater health and well-being of children.

Being hungry as a kid could lead to poorer health later in life.1 More than 1 in 6 children in the U.S. face hunger2–and 1 in 9 worldwide go to bed hungry each night.3 Also across the world, up to 20% of children and adolescents experience mental disorders.4 That’s a lot of stress for our children–and our health care system. So the Cigna Foundation is stepping up, and stepping in, to help.

Our commitment

Healthier Kids For Our Future is a 5-year, $25 million global initiative brought to life by Cigna and the Cigna Foundation. We’re committed to building better communities and a healthier future–one kid at a time. In 2019, we teamed up with schools and community groups to reduce food insecurity–connecting our partners with the resources they need to solve this worldwide challenge. In 2020, we will add programming to address the mental health and emotional well-being of children, with emphasis on loneliness, anxiety, depression, and suicide.

At its core, Healthier Kids For Our Future is the bridge connecting community organizations and schools with the volunteers and resources necessary to make a difference. Our goal is to bring together the right people, with the right services, at the right time through our extensive volunteer network and grant program. We work with local school districts to understand the needs of their community, provide charitable partners with the tools to fulfill those needs, and mobilize Cigna’s 70,000 employees to deliver better results together–more than we ever could separately.

Dad and toddler girl eating food happy

Young boy learning on a tablet

Young kid at school lunch room with a tray of food

Young girl playing drums on pots and pans

Mom and daughter shopping for vegetables at the store

Child playing doctor on stuffed animal

Contact Us

Connect with the Cigna Foundation for more information.

1 World Food Programme, https://www1.wfp.org/zero-hunger, Accessed April 25, 2019.

2 No Kid Hungry, https://www.nokidhungry.org/who-we-are/hunger-facts, Accessed April 26, 2019.

3 Hunger Statistics, World Food Programme, 2019, https://www.wfp.org/publications/2019-hunger-map

4 Child and adolescent mental health, World Health Organization, https://www.who.int/mental_health/maternal-child/child_adolescent/en, Accessed May 21, 2020.