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.

Since 2004, the Centene Charitable Foundation has sought to make a difference in the communities we serve by investing in innovative programs and services that embrace all populations regardless of ability, age, race or economic status. A central element of Centene's business strategy involves our focus on holistic wellness. 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 focused on healthcare access, education, and social services. 

Making a Difference in Our Communities


Giving Requirements and Criteria for Funding

Contributions are made only to qualified, federal tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, as defined by the Internal Revenue Service Code, through The Centene Charitable Foundation. Contributions are restricted to nonprofit organizations serving local residents in areas in which Centene has a presence.

Consideration will be given to organizations that fall within one or more of the following areas of focus:

  • Healthcare Access (Including Social Determinants of Health)
  • Education
  • Social Services

The Centene Charitable Foundation generally does not support:

  • Individual person(s), families, or other private foundations
  • Political, labor and fraternal organizations
  • For-profit publications or organizations seeking advertisements or promotional support
  • Religious organizations (i.e., churches or organizations tied to a place of worship) as determined at the sole discretion of The Centene Charitable Foundation
  • Sponsorships of local groups/individuals to participate in regional, national or international competitions, conferences or similar events

Funding Restrictions

In keeping with its diversity and inclusion policy, The Centene Charitable Foundation does not fund organizations that discriminate based on:

  • Age
  • Race
  • Color
  • Sex
  • Religion
  • National Origin
  • Disability
  • Family Status
  • Receipt of Public Assistance
  • Sexual Orientation

Frequently Asked Questions

All requests for contribution from The Centene Charitable Foundation must be submitted through an online application.

Managers, officers, or board members, on behalf of an IRS identified 501(c)(3) organization.

We do not make grants to individuals, families, or other private foundations.

  • Relevant program materials
  • IRS Affirmation/Determination Letter
  • Form 990
  • W9 Form

All requests for funding from The Centene Charitable Foundation must meet the giving requirements and criteria for funding.

The evaluation process is dependent on the complexity and scope of the request for funding and may take up to 6 months for review. You will be notified of a decision once it has been made. You may also look up the status of your request in the online portal. 

Silver & Gold Team Up to Fight Hunger

SilverSummit Healthplan and the Vegas Golden Knights teamed up for a food drive at the City National Arena in Las Vegas. All proceeds went to Three Square, Southern Nevada’s only food bank, which provides food assistance to the residents of Lincoln, Nye, Esmeralda and Clark counties.