Centene’s Steadfast Commitment to Community Engagement and Outreach

Business, Transforming Communities


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Community engagement and outreach has always been a priority for Centene. Across the enterprise, from strategic health plan partnerships to the volunteer efforts of individual employees, the company is focused on building relationships within in the communities we serve.

Centene’s Community Outreach and Employee Involvement Office demonstrates Centene’s commitment to social responsibility by cultivating and managing community partnerships, overseeing the Centene Charitable Foundation, and leading employee community engagement. We are proud to be a business leader and a corporate partner by investing in community-based institutions and organizations that address the needs of our communities while advancing initiatives that focus on inclusion, the whole person, and community development.

Since 2004, the Centene Charitable Foundation has sought to make a difference in the communities we serve by investing in innovative programs and services that embrace all populations regardless of ability, age, race, or economic status. We’re continually inspired to support community partners that bring the arts, education, health, and social services to every population regardless of barriers. From board placements to volunteer opportunities, supporting the community has always been a cornerstone of our philanthropic and community engagement endeavors.

Centene’s philanthropic strategy not only supports our commitment to local activation, but reflects andstrengthens our overall impact in our communities. It plays a unique role by demonstrating how we can improve the lives of both individuals and broad audiences. Our philanthropic strategy is a combination of many resources, including funding, leader experience and expertise, and employee time and talent.

Centene’s Employee Community Engagement Program connects employees with opportunities that strategically align with current community investments, emphasizing employee experiences that reflect Centene’s community relationships and support stakeholder goals. With more than 48,000 employees encouraged to donate their time and talents to a wide variety of institutions and organizations, Centene’s volunteer footprint is impressive. Volunteering also builds camaraderie with colleagues across the enterprise and has proven to increase engagement.

Our employee volunteers are powerful ambassadors of Centene. Whether it’s through a company-sponsored event, an opportunity provided by an Employee Inclusion Group, or working with a charity of choice, engaging with the communities we serve is a natural extension of our corporate purpose: to transform the health of the community, one person at a time.