Amerigroup Foundation

Overview and Introduction

The Amerigroup Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Amerigroup, a wholly owned subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc., and the largest corporation focused solely on meeting the health care needs of financially vulnerable Americans. The Foundation works to create healthy communities by fostering access to health care, encouraging safe and healthy children and families, and promoting healthy neighborhoods.

How to Apply

Please see below for our funding guidelines and instructions on how to apply. Please note, the granting year has ended for 2013. We will begin accepting applications Jan. 1, 2014.

Is My Organization Eligible?

Only 501(c)(3) entities and qualified government agencies may qualify to receive funding. 

Preference will be given to the populations (demographics of Medicaid-eligible individuals) we seek to serve and to the communities where our members live and our employees work. These include communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin. 

Areas of Focus:

We support programs that:

  • Ensure access to care and services by ensuring individuals can see the right doctor or service provider at the right time, including innovations in care and service delivery (e.g. telemedicine), free health services to the underinsured and the uninsured, and the provision of key health services not provided by Medicaid and/or Medicare
  • Support healthy babies by helping mothers-to-be deliver healthy babies on time or by reducing premature births and infant mortalities through early prenatal care and other risk reduction strategies
  • Promote health and wellness by improving overall health and reducing health disparities through prevention, cultural competency, timely immunizations and wellness programs
  • Foster independence through assisting seniors and people with disabilities to live more independent, healthier lives. Examples include efforts to increase access to transportation, housing, employment, recreational, social and activity programming, food and nutrition, and caregiver support and education

​Types of Funding

Foundation

The Foundation invests in domestic initiatives that help transform health care with trusted and caring solutions. We support fellow community investors who commit to increase access to health care, keep health care quality high and reduce costs associated with quality care.

Community Relations

We support nonprofit fundraising and sponsor initiatives that reflect the objectives of the Foundation.

The Amerigroup Foundation does not support or provide grants to the following:

  • Projects or entities that offer a direct benefit to the trustees of the Foundation or to employees or directors of Amerigroup Corporation or of WellPoint
  • Projects or entities that might in any way pose a conflict with the Amerigroup Corporation mission, goals, programs, products or employees
  • Projects or entities that do not benefit a broad cross section of the community
  • Individuals
  • Political parties, candidates or lobbying activities
  • Benefits, raffles, souvenir programs, trips, tours or similar events
  • For-profit entities, including start-up businesses

The Foundation is prohibited from making contributions to individuals, social entities, political parties or candidates, or for advertising or business-related purposes.

Our Awards Process

All corporate charitable contribution requests and Foundation grant proposals must be submitted online through the application links that can be found on the WellPoint Community Relations and Apply For Funding pages, using the appropriate application form for the type of funding being sought.

2014 Deadlines 

Deadlines below are subject to change. Please check this website regularly for updates. All deadlines are at 5 p.m. Eastern Time.

Notification

The Amerigroup Foundation receives more requests for funding than we can fulfill. All applicants will be notified of the Foundation’s receipt of grant proposals via email. Typically, our review process lasts four to six months. Please do not call the Foundation for status updates. Due to the high volume of requests we receive, we cannot respond to phone calls.
 
On behalf of the Foundation's Board of Directors, best wishes to your organization in its future endeavors. Thank you for your commitment to making a difference.

Corporate Charitable Contributions 

communityrelations@wellpoint.com

Foundation Grants

wellpoint.foundation@wellpoint.com

How To Apply For A Grant