Centene Charitable Foundation Grants

Centene Charitable Foundation

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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Charitable outreach is an important part of Centene Corporation's business philosophy. Since 2004, Centene Charitable Foundation has contributed a substantial amount to initiatives that improve the quality of life and health in our communities. Centene Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a diversified, multi-national healthcare enterprise that provides a portfolio of services to government-sponsored healthcare programs, focusing on under-insured and uninsured individuals.

As Centene helps people with healthcare services, we also want to provide support to non-profit organizations that help others in a variety of needs. Our mission is primarily focused on providing resources for those organizations helping families, especially children in need. Health is at the center of Centene's giving.

Giving Program 

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.

We also invest in philanthropic initiatives and partnerships with organizations offering programs in education, children and the arts as well.

Education - We believe it’s important to give back to organizations that help with the education of children and people within our community, especially in the area of educating individuals on how to get and stay healthy.

Arts - We believe that through the arts we help strengthen the culture and enrichment of our community. Through our donations of organizations in the arts we are not only sustaining the on-going tradition of the arts, but also paving the way for future generations to experience.

Children - We believe that children are the foundation of our future. Providing for the care and well-being, both physical and mental, of all children is imperative the Centene Charitable Foundation.

Diversity - Through our giving efforts, we work toward giving back to organizations that span all areas of ethnicity, cultures and abilities. Weaving strong partnerships with non-profits that not only give back to the community, but are focused on distinct areas of diversity is important to us.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • 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


  • 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

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