At Anthem, we are committed to being good stewards of the communities we serve and the people we employ. We believe it’s important to foster an environment of generosity—by giving significant time and resources to worthy causes—and to lead by example. We invest greatly in our people and communities to achieve our goal of being a connected, committed and caring company.
Every day, countless organizations are working hard to improve the health and well-being of people in communities all across this country. But no one can make a difference working alone. We know that changing behaviors, tearing down barriers and empowering individuals to live healthier lives all require a shared commitment—of vision, effort and resources.
Through our Healthy Generations grant program, the Anthem Foundation—the charitable arm of Anthem, Inc.—is tackling some of the nation’s most pressing health concerns and issues. The Foundation works closely with partner organizations that not only share our vision for a healthier future, but have set a high standard with innovative programs that are changing the way people view their health. Whether it’s encouraging preventive cancer screening, or showing children how much fun eating healthy and being active can be, or demonstrating how a person can save a life using Hands-Only™ CPR—our Foundation-supported initiatives are championing change and improving the health of our communities, all while underscoring the power of partnerships to make a lasting difference.
Over $165 Million in Grants
awarded to organizations that support Healthy Generations since 2000.
- 23% Heart Health
- 6% Maternal Practices
- 6% Cancer Prevention
- 2% Diabetes Prevention
- 6% Other Health Initiatives
- 7% Disabilities/Behavioral Health
- 50% Active Lifestyles
In 2015, the Anthem Foundation along with our partner organizations continued to raise the bar in key areas of focus, including cancer and diabetes prevention, prenatal care, heart health and active lifestyles.
For example, we helped train millions of people across the country on Hands-Only™ CPR. But our commitment to this critical skill didn’t stop there. Together with the American Heart Association, we took over one of the most iconic locations in the country to attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the “Most People in a CPR Relay.” Over a period of 12 hours, community and local leaders, celebrities, athletes, area residents and tourists from all over joined us in Times Square, New York, to officially break the record.
In a year marked by several special milestones, we hit the road in the summer with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America as they celebrated the 10-year anniversary of their signature health and wellness Triple Play Program. Making its way through 17 cities coast-to-coast, the tour inspired and motivated young people to commit to wellness in mind, body and spirit. Kids and teens demonstrated their excitement and dedication to achieving a healthier lifestyle by logging more than 10,000 miles, completing 330,000+ jumping jacks and burning more than 3 million calories. And, to commemorate this special anniversary, the tour made more than 10 million connections with kids around the country.
61,384 VOLUNTEER HOURS EARNING $307,950 IN GRANTS
through Anthem’s Dollars for Doers Program.
We know that our Foundation’s partnerships with national and local nonprofits are vital to help meet the needs of so many, but that doesn’t tell the full story of our commitment. We are inspired by our many associates who prove time and time again that no job is too small or too big in giving back to our communities. In a nationwide effort, we teamed with Lions Club International last October for Anthem Volunteer Days—the company’s month of service. More than 2,000 associates rolled up their sleeves and clocked more than 12,000 volunteer hours in their communities. Throughout the year, our associates can be found volunteering at their favorite organizations, and their efforts are boosted by the company’s Dollars for Doers Program and Volunteer Time Off benefit. Last year our associates collectively helped raise more than $300,000 for their favorite organizations, and gave more than 60,000 hours of community service.
Just as we invest in our communities, Anthem is also investing in our associates. In 2015, the company expanded a partnership with Southern New Hampshire University’s College for America, a fully accredited, non-profit online institution offering convenient, self-paced college curriculum tailored for working adults. College for America allows its students to earn associate or bachelor’s degrees at an affordable cost. Anthem piloted a program offering to pay tuition for New Hampshire associates who enrolled and earned their degree. After the successful pilot, Anthem expanded the program in 2015 to all eligible Anthem associates. Through Anthem’s Education Assistance benefit, associates who successfully complete the College for America curriculum can earn their degree for free, with Anthem paying the cost of tuition.
College for America’s focus on real-world projects and business competencies as well as its self-paced program allows participants to complete their degree on an accelerated schedule, quickly opening doors to new, broader roles and responsibilities within Anthem. We understand the importance of talent development and higher education for career advancement. When we invest in our associates and give them the tools to develop their skills and abilities, we can help them build rewarding and productive careers here at Anthem—and realize their full potential to contribute to their and their company’s success.