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.