The Trustmark Foundation gave about $1.2 million to school health education programs, health-oriented community organizations and other nonprofit organizations in 2009.
The Trustmark Foundation, an affiliate of Trustmark Mutual Holding Company, Lake Forest, Ill., says the contribution total includes cash and gifts in kind, such as employee work time.
One joint venture with a Lake Forest hospital, the Impact Educator Grant Program, has provided $80,000 in grants for Lake County, Ill., teachers who come up with new ways to promote healthy lifestyles.
In other insurance philanthropy news:
- The Wellesley, Mass., U.S. division of Sun Life Financial Inc., Toronto (NYSE: SLF), has given a total of $165,000 in scholarships and grants to 3 nonprofit groups through the Seattle arm of the Sun Life Rising Star Awards program.
The Seattle arm of the program gave $50,000 each to three organizations that serve young people, and it gave a $5,000 scholarship to one student at each of the three winning organizations.
Sun Life also will be giving out similar grants and scholarships in five other cities this year.
- The Bloomfield, Conn., health care arm of CIGNA Corp., Philadelphia (NYSE:CI), is a lead sponsor of a “3-on-3 Hoops Classic” basketball tournament in Tarentum, Pa. The tournament is raising money for HOPE Network, an organization that helps people with disabilities compete in sports and participate in other activities, such as wheelchair basketball, fishing, golf and theater arts.
HOPE Network also tries to educate children about ways to avoid becoming disabled, such as being careful about alcohol consumption.
- Humana Inc., Louisville, Ky. (NYSE:HUM), says its associates have pledged to save about 18 million pounds of greenhouse gas emissions and cut the value of the energy they use by about $1.4 million through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR campaign.