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Healthier Communities

We strive to support those who are disproportionately at risk to adverse health outcomes by funding innovative and action-oriented health and wellbeing programs. We're taking a concentrated interest in mental and behavioral health. 

Program Focus Areas

In this area we aim to:

  • Strengthen the capacity of health and other related systems to respond to and care for individuals
  • Decrease stigma, discrimination and social isolation by transforming the way we think and talk about mental health
  • Support youth with early intervention resources


In addition to the above mental health focus, our grant funding will also support:
  • Increased equity in health
  • Access to essential health services

Requests for Contributions

Requests are considered throughout the year and are reviewed by our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) representatives in our local areas.

Please contact the CSR representative in your community before completing an application:

Cary Olson Cartwright

Baton Rouge, Lousiana:
Jacquelyn Webb

Chattanooga, Tennessee:
Rachel Hargis
Columbia, South Carolina:
Alana Stroker

Portland, Maine:
Kelly Thayer

Field Offices:
Alana Stroker

Charitable Giving Guidelines
Unum does not fund:
  • Organizations that have a written policy of discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, military or protected veteran status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression
  • Religious or anti-religious organizations & activities
  • Institutions or organizations that promote violence or discrimination
  • Political institutions or campaigns
  • Capital or endowment campaigns that don't align with our program objectives
  • For-profit businesses
  • College or university associations, alumni dues or alumni activities
  • Extracurricular activities (Little League, sport teams, etc.)
  • Direct services to individuals or families
  • Rotaries, social clubs and social club foundations (Sororities, Fraternities, etc.)