Cigna Foundation Announces Grant Availability for Nonprofits Working to Address Health Disparities
The Cigna Foundation 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 Aug. 17 through Sept. 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 Aug.17. This grant cycle will close on Sept. 16. and 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
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