Resiliency &
Disaster Relief


Elevance Health and the Elevance Health Foundation seek to improve the health of humanity and advance equity, strengthening communities even in challenging times. Through strategic initiatives that support community resiliency, we’re working to reduce the impact of natural disasters before and after they strike.



Community Resiliency & Disaster Response. The Foundation is further powering our support of communities facing emergencies, hardships, and crises by expanding our focus to include community resiliency. To learn more and to request a grant application, please email us at

American Red Cross. As a $1 million–level partner of the American Red Cross’ Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP), the Elevance Health 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.

This September when Hurricane Ian struck, ADGP mobilized to provide immediate response in Florida and other impacted states. With the financial support of the Elevance Health Foundation, the Red Cross arranged supplies for 200 evacuation centers in Florida, set up shelter for 60,000 people and prepared for an anticipated need of 100,000 meals a day. View video.

Direct Relief. The Elevance Health 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 Elevance Health 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. Elevance Health 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.


Elevance Health CARES Fund. To foster a spirit of caring, Elevance Health created the Elevance Health 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.

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

For Elevance Health associates seeking assistance, contact