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Improving health and well-being is at the heart of everything we do at Cigna. This includes creating more sustainable health care systems in our communities; advancing whole person health; and eliminating health disparities by promoting health equity through a variety of initiatives.
Our charitable contributions and advocacy serve to reflect and magnify the positive effect of Cigna's mission to improve the health, well-being, and peace of mind of those we serve. By focusing on access to health care and health equity, which is the pursuit of the elimination of health disparities, we strive to give individuals the best opportunity to achieve a healthier life.
The Cigna Foundation makes charitable grants to nonprofit organizations to support programs that result in innovative health solutions that address community needs in ways that are sustainable, scalable, and effective. In 2020, the Cigna Foundation continued its long-term focus on advancing health equity. Moving forward, helping individuals overcome barriers of social determinants of health (SDoH)1 will remain at the forefront of our Foundation’s strategy. However, in 2021, we will also be adding new focus areas, including health and well-being; education and workforce development; community and social issues; military, veterans, and first responder resources; and other critical global and trending health and social issues.
Healthier Kids for Our Future®
2020 marked the second year of Healthier Kids for Our Future (HKFOF), which is a $25 million five-year global initiative committed to improving the health and well-being of children that is aligned with three of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs): No Poverty, Zero Hunger, and Good Health and Well-Being.
Employee Volunteerism and Giving
Cigna's employees have a desire to help others. We provide employees with a wide range of projects and programs that enable them to translate their personal passion into service that benefits their local communities, both inside and outside of work.
In 2020, despite the pandemic, Cigna's U.S. employees contributed more than 57,000 virtual and in-person volunteer hours to nonprofits and communities across the globe.
In 2020, our combined Cigna Giving totaled over $81 million.2
1Social determinants of health (SDoH) are conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks. They include factors that influence our daily lives, such as economic stability; educational attainment; infrastructure (including housing and transportation); food access; access to health care; and community and social environment (with related factors including loneliness, stress and discrimination). Research shows that these factors play a significant role in health behavior and health status, utilization of care and health outcomes – even more so than clinical care.
2Includes 2020 Cigna Foundation and Express Scripts Foundation grants (over $38.7 million, including $25 million to the Brave of Heart Fund), Employee Volunteerism and Giving (over $5.2 million), Cigna Charitable Giving (over $17.7 million), and Undertaking payments ($10.7 million) to non-profits in CA and NY, which were precipitated by Cigna’s combination with Express Scripts in late 2018. This figure also includes charitable giving from Cigna LINA Korea business to the LINA Foundation in Korea, which totaled $9.2 million in 2020. In past years, the LINA Foundation funding included in this figure was described as giving from this Foundation. This note clarifies the giving total is from the business to the charitable LINA Foundation.