Aug 31, 2023
The Cigna Group Foundation Announces Grant Availability for Nonprofits Focused on Improving Mental Health for Underserved Communities

BLOOMFIELD, Conn., August 31, 2023– The Cigna Group Foundation today 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 organization’s ongoing commitment to improving access to care and eliminating health disparities, particularly for minority populations and underserved communities.

“Mental health is a critical part of our health and vitality,” said Melissa Skottegaard, head of The Cigna Group Foundation. “Meaningfully improving people’s mental health requires partners that understand the unique needs and challenges their communities face, which is why we are partnering with local nonprofits to expand access to behavioral services or address the shortage of mental health professionals. Together, we will build stronger, healthier, and more vital communities.”

2023 Grant Cycle

Nonprofits are invited to apply for grants beginning September 5. This grant cycle will close on September 19. 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 with respect to minority populations, underserved communities, and veterans:

  • Suitable care that provides access to mental health services and addresses depression, stress, anxiety and 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

To determine eligibility to apply, start here.

About The Cigna Group Foundation

The Cigna Group Foundation is a private foundation funded by contributions from The Cigna Group (NYSE:CI) and its subsidiaries. The Cigna Group Foundation supports organizations sharing its commitment to enhancing the health of individuals and families, and the well-being of their communities, with a special focus on those communities where employees of The Cigna Group live and work.

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