Centene Charitable Foundation Grants

Centene Charitable Foundation

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Grant amount: US $300 - US $500,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Applied Project / Program, Education / Outreach, General Operating Expense, Capital Project

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

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Community Investment

Centene believes that successful corporate citizenship is defined by investments in community-based institutions and organizations that address the needs of communities while advancing initiatives that focus on inclusion, the whole person, and community development.

Centene Charitable Foundation

Since 2004, the Centene Charitable Foundation has worked to make a difference in communities by investing in organizations and institutions that improve the lives of our neighbors and friends. A central element of Centene’s business strategy involves our focus on the whole person, not just the physical body. That principle has shaped our approach to community investments, paving the way for Centene to continue its support of long-term and far-reaching initiatives that promote strong and healthy communities.

We appreciate your interest in Centene's philanthropic goals and objectives. At Centene, we believe that grant-making decisions are more effective when made locally. That's why we are actively involved in the communities where we live and work and why our team members are leaders in helping our communities succeed. We work toward giving back to organizations that span all areas of ethnicity, cultures and abilities through our philanthropy.

Centene recognizes that there are a broad range of organizations engaged in worthy activities, and we regret that due to budget constraints we are often unable to consider and/ or fund every request. Because we receive funding requests that far exceed our annual giving program budget, Centene reserves the right to decline applications at its sole discretion. Such a response does not reflect in any way a negative appraisal of the prospective organization or the value of its services.

Health is at the center of Centene's giving. We also invest in philanthropic initiatives and partnerships with organizations offering programs in education, children and the arts as well.

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  • An organization must represent a U.S. based IRS qualified charitable 501(c)(3) organization with a valid tax ID.
  • The Centene Corporation supports:
    • Sponsorship Requests that will support events that will benefit your organization
    • Charitable Requests for programs, initiatives, campaigns, or general funding
  • Centene will also consider project/programs aligning with one or more of Centene Corp’s focus areas:
    • Health
    • Education
    • Arts
    • Children


  • The Foundation does not accept request from:
    • Individual person(s) or families 
    • Political, labor and fraternal organizations
    • For-profit publications or organizations seeking advertisements or promotional support
    • Religious organizations (i.e. churches or organizations direction tied to a place of worship) as determined at the sole discretion of Centene Corporation
    • Sponsorships of local groups/individuals to participate in regional, national or international competitions, conferences or events