Recognizing that disasters strike when and where we least expect them, the Anthem Foundation supports organizations focused on disaster preparedness and on response and recovery efforts.



American Red Cross. As a $1 million–level partner of the American Red Cross’ Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP), the Anthem Foundation provides essential support in advance of disasters. ADGP brings immediate relief to those in crisis and assists survivors and their communities as they begin to recover.

Direct Relief. The Anthem Foundation partners with Direct Relief’s Emergency Preparedness and Response Program. The organization responds quickly and directly to specific requests from local partners. Efforts are coordinated with those of other international organizations and government authorities to ensure the most-efficient use of resources.

Americares. To address the needs of vulnerable low-income communities affected by disasters, the Anthem Foundation supports the Americares Emergency Response Partners (AERP) program. AERP funding enables Americares to maintain a constant state of disaster readiness and to launch robust responses to emergencies, large and small. View video.

Associate Engagement Programs. Anthem encourages and augments the efforts of associates who want to contribute to disaster relief in their communities or the communities we serve. From blood drives at offices across the country to emergency-preparedness training, disaster-relief efforts receive our associates’ time, energy, and resources year-round. We also match associates’ personal contributions to our relief partners $1 for $1.


Anthem Cares Fund. To foster a spirit of caring, Anthem created the Anthem Cares Fund, which encourages associates to offer and allows them to find financial support during times of personal hardship or natural disasters. This fund allows associates to provide one another with assistance in times of need.

Anthem Cares Memorial Scholarship Fund. This fund supports the postsecondary education of children whose parents have passed away during their time as Anthem associates.

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