Helping communities heal is a deeply important part of Anthem's mission. As we work together as a nation to fight the COVID-19 outbreak, we are committed to providing relief for those who are suffering - not only the physical and mental health impacts of the disease, but it's devastating financial and social impacts as well.
Since the onset of the pandemic, the Anthem Foundation
has committed $50 million
to support COVID-19 relief efforts in affected communities across the country.
The Anthem Foundation funding is at work for charities fighting hunger and providing urgently needed disaster relief and social support services, such as Feeding America, Americares, Direct Relief, the American Red Cross, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Mental Health America, and many other community-based charities.
Our efforts have focused on several key areas of need during the pandemic:
- Fighting hunger
- Mental health and social support services
- Disaster relief, including food, housing and technology
- Protective equipment and medical supplies for frontline workers
Anthem's culture of giving is made possible by the caring and compassion of our more than 70,000 associates across the country. The Anthem Foundation matches employees' charitable donations 1:1. In observance of National Volunteer Month in April, it is doubling its matching contributions to $2 for every $1 donated by Anthem associates through May 5, 2020. To date, associates have logged nearly 20,000 volunteer hours and their donations, with the Foundation match, have raised $1.5 million.
We remain focused on the health and well-being of our members, their families and communities. We will continue to help provide relief and, together, navigate the challenging times ahead and help heal lives and communities.