Aetna Foundation

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The Aetna Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of our 2016 Cultivating Healthy Communities grant program. We recognize that health is local: it begins in our homes, schools, jobs, and neighborhoods. By creating more chances to make healthy choices in these places, we can empower whole communities to lead healthier lives.

With this RFP, we seek to fund programs that will increase opportunities for health in underserved, low-income communities. We’re focusing on five target areas:

  • Healthy Behaviors
  • Community Safety
  • Built Environment
  • Social/Economic Factors
  • Environmental Exposures

To strengthen our impact, we’ve selected specific indicators of success–outlined in the RFP–that programs should address. Though the scope of this year’s RFP is broader, we’re still committed to programs promoting physical activity, urban gardening, and local food. With the addition of new focus areas, we hope to reach more spaces in the communities we serve.

This will be our only open RFP this year. We expect to award up to $2 million in grants to organizations in the continental United States through this program.

This will be a highly competitive, multi-staged funding opportunity and application process. All Stage 1 applications must be received by April 15th 2016 at 3PM ET. We will not accept any late or incomplete applications. You must submit a Stage 1 application in order to be considered for Stage 2.

For more information, please visit the Foundation’s website, and review the RFP. Some frequently asked questions appear at the end of the RFP. Due to the anticipated number of applicants, regretfully, the Foundation is unable to respond to individual questions about the program.