Essential to Wellness

Building healthy communities where our employees live and work. 


The 2016 application is now closed.

Thank you to everyone who applied for the 2016 Essential to Wellness Grant program.  We received many great proposals and are excited about implementing strategies that lead to positive patient outcomes.

Grant recipients will be announced by the end of June 2016.

Thank you for your interest in the Cardinal Health Foundation’s Essential to Wellness Grant Program. Cardinal Health appreciates the work of our community partners to impact health and wellness and for many years we have provided financial support to continue this great work.

In 2016, the Cardinal Health Foundation committed over $250,000 to support community programs that improve health and wellness in communities where a large number of our employees live and work. We believe health and wellness is a key to the success of our employees and we want to make their communities healthy too. Grants ranging from $1,500 to $15,000 were awarded to nearly 50 non-profit organizations.

The 2016 Essential to Wellness Grant Program focused funding in the following geographic areas:

  • Lake County, IL
  • Little Rock, AR
  • Radcliff, KY
  • Twinsburg, OH
  • Puerto Rico

The 2016 Essential to Wellness Grant Program focused funding in the following areas:

  • The many dimensions of wellness
  • Promoting active, healthy lifestyles for children, families and the elderly
  • Encouraging health literacy, patient education and engagement

Please contact the Cardinal Health Foundation at with any questions.

Learn more

ETW Request for Proposal Guidelines and Instructions

51KB – PDF

ETW Grant Program Budget Template

68KB – XLS

2015 Recipients of Essential to Wellness Grants

43KB – PDF