At Anthem, we believe that giving back to the community is a responsibility we all share. It’s part of our culture. Our associates contribute their time, energy and resources to food banks, blood drives, health and vision screenings and a multitude of volunteer services. Anthem supports associate engagement at eligible 5O1(c) (3) charities through the following programs:
Dollars for Dollars Program
Year-round, Anthem associates give generously to health-related nonprofit organizations across the country through our Dollars for Dollars Program, with a 1:1 match from the Anthem Foundation. In 2018, $4.2 million was raised including more than $700K raised in a single day on Giving Tuesday.
Associates can also choose to donate to the Anthem Cares Fund and help colleagues in need of financial assistance because of qualified disasters or personal hardship.
Dollars for Doers
The Dollars for Doers program encourages year-round associate volunteerism—and helps associates further commit to their communities by providing associates rewards they can direct to charities of their choice. In 2018, over $500,000 in Dollars for Doers rewards were distributed to community nonprofits.
Volunteer Time Off
Anthem offers volunteer time off to make it easier for associates to support organizations that are important to them. Because many volunteer opportunities occur during work hours, allowing full-time associates to use Volunteer Time Off enables more of them to help. Eligible associates receive up to eight hours of paid time to volunteer at qualified charities of their choice.
Volunteer Recognition Program
By inviting Anthem associates to share their volunteer stories and personal reasons for giving back to their communities, as well as nominating their colleagues who are going above and beyond, each quarter the Anthem Foundation selects a grand-prize winner who exemplifies our value of Caring for Our Communities. The program winners get to choose eligible charities to which the Foundation will award special grants.
Anthem Volunteer Days
Each fall, our associates and leaders across the company come together for a season of service. Anthem Volunteer Days, made possible through a partnership with Lions Club International, have engaged more than 5,000 Anthem volunteers alongside more than 2,000 Lions to achieve over 20,000 hours of service in hundreds of projects across the country since 2015. View video