About the Aetna Foundation

A tradition of giving

Aetna has a long tradition of giving and community support that crystallized in 1972, when the Aetna Foundation was established. Over the years, we have strengthened disease prevention programs, helped revitalize neighborhoods, supported the arts, provided aid to those in need, and listened to the diverse voices that shape our nation. Since 1980, Aetna and the Aetna Foundation have contributed $394 million in grants and sponsorships. 

Today, as we work to improve the health status and quality of care of the individual and community, we focus our efforts on opportunities that lead to meaningful improvements in health and the health care system.

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Through grants, sponsorships and employee volunteerism, Aetna and the Aetna Foundation are working to help improve the health of children and adults and to make our health care system more equitable and effective.  Our Annual Giving Report highlights several of our community partners who are making a difference in building healthier communities and improving health care for all of us.

Visit our Annual Giving Report



Recently Funded Projects

Learn more about recently funded projects in our three program areas.

Program Impact

Our grant making is designed to create positive change in our three program areas.

Media Contacts

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Our Mission

Our mission is to promote wellness, health, and access to high-quality health care for everyone, while supporting the communities we serve.

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