We also match the funds that WellPoint associates pledge in our annual associate giving campaign to seven nonprofit organizations that share our goals.
Among the country’s largest corporate foundations, the WellPoint Foundation is a private, nonprofit philanthropic organization wholly funded by WellPoint, Inc. Our mission is reflected in our belief that targeting preventable health concerns by making strategic charitable choices will help us create a healthier generation of Americans.
Today, the WellPoint Foundation is committed to funding initiatives that positively affect the conditions addressed in our Healthy Generations program. This multigenerational effort focuses resources on nine key health issues: childhood obesity; premature/low birth-weight babies; first trimester prenatal care; diabetes prevalence; cardiac morbidity in adults; adult influenza immunizations; adult pneumococcal immunizations; smoking cessation; and increasing adult physical activity.
We’re paying special attention to the fight against childhood obesity, because we recognize that reducing the incidence of obesity lessens the risk of many severe health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.
We care deeply about the people we serve and are proud that our company and associates support organizations that share our goal of addressing preventable health concerns through strategic choices.
Our philanthropic efforts raise awareness of the long-term benefits of active, healthy living, including proper nutrition, smoking cessation and the importance of good prenatal care.
We recognize that healthy active lifestyles lessens risks for many preventable diseases. By aggressively targeting preventative measures, we strive to instill lifelong healthy habits for all ages.
In 2012, the WellPoint Foundation and its affiliated foundations impacted the community with $26.2 million in open, active grants that across the nation.