NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Amerigroup Foundation, with $54 million in active grants nationally, is inviting nonprofit organizations in Tennessee to submit funding proposals to address the state’s top health challenges. The special two-week grant application window opens today.
The Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Amerigroup Community Care, is seeking proposals from qualified nonprofit organizations with proven, programmatic initiatives to apply for funding to improve health equity and address one or more of the following barriers to health in Tennessee communities:
- Neighborhood & physical environmental factors such as housing, crime and violence, access to healthy food, and healthy recreation.
- Healthy behaviors such as tobacco cessation, healthy diet and exercise, and access to mental and behavioral health services.
- Socioeconomic factors that impact health such as education, employment and food insecurity.
Programs seeking funding at all financial levels are invited to submit proposals. Nonprofit organizations can click here to complete an eligibility quiz and access the application. Proposals received through March 20 will be given priority review with decisions made no later than July 1. Applications received after March 20 may be considered during the Foundation’s fall 2020 grant cycle.
To learn more about Amerigroup Community Care and the Amerigroup Foundation’s community commitment, visit www.anthemcorporateresponsibility.com.
About Amerigroup Foundation
The Amerigroup Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Amerigroup, a wholly owned subsidiary of Anthem, Inc. Together, with local, regional and national organizations, the Amerigroup Foundation works to enhance the health and well-being of individuals and families in communities that Amerigroup and its affiliated health plans serve. Amerigroup Foundation funding is focused on strategic initiatives working to address and provide innovative solutions to health care challenges, as well as promoting the Healthy Generations Program, a multi-generational initiative with five areas of focus: Healthy Heart, Cancer Prevention, Healthy Maternal Practices, Type 2 Diabetes Prevention, and Healthy Active Lifestyle. These disease states and medical conditions include: prenatal care in the first trimester, low birth weight babies, cardiac morbidity rates, long term activities that decrease obesity and increase physical activity, diabetes prevalence in adult populations, adult pneumococcal and influenza vaccinations and smoking cessation. The Foundation also coordinates the company’s year-round Dollars for Dollars program which provides a 100 percent match of associates’ donations, as well as its Volunteer Time Off and Dollars for Doers community service programs. To learn more about the Amerigroup Foundation, please visit http://www.anthem.foundation and its blog at https://medium.com/anthemfoundation.