A non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the communities we serve
Launched in 2015, The Magellan Cares Foundation, Inc. is committed to:
- National or large-scale health access and quality improvement initiatives
- Efforts that help to improve the social support around a quality healthcare system, such as access to housing, food, clothing or self-improvement opportunities
- Local efforts, including legacy initiatives supported by Magellan's employees
- Efforts to support America's military service members, veterans and wounded warriors
Magellan is turning vision into action for many people nationwide. From those with mental health challenges and substance abuse issues to children with critical illnesses who need hospice care, Magellan’s community activities show that our commitment to the communities we serve does not start and finish along with the workday.
NAMIWalks. NAMI, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization, has local chapters across the country that hold annual fundraising events known as NAMIWalks. Magellan employees turn out for NAMIWalks in a big way each year.
In 2016 alone, dozens of Magellan staff members in Columbia, Maryland; St. Louis, Missouri; Avon, Connecticut; Sacramento, California; and San Diego, California have participated in NAMIWalks, raising nearly $12,000 for their local NAMI chapters.
By sharing their experiences with each other, the public and local officials, Magellan Youth Leaders Inspiring Future Empowerment (MY LIFE) youth influence programs and services, gain a voice in their community and provide inspiration to others who face similar challenges.
Through grassroots efforts by the members themselves, MY LIFE has expanded into Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Louisiana and Florida. In all, the groups have held over 400 meetings involving over 2,500 different youth. Visit MYLIFE on Facebook or watch MYLIFE's video to learn more.
- MY FEST celebration: Each year, many of the MY LIFE chapters hold a signature event, the Magellan Youth Festival, or MY Fest. These day-long community events are organized by MY LIFE youth to raise awareness of and reduce stigma surrounding mental health, substance abuse and foster care issues faced by youth. The festivals feature live music, dance performances and art exhibits, and provide a space for youth to find resources available to them and their families.
- Youth Day at the Capitol: Another way MY LIFE youth have an impact is through an annual “Youth Day at the Capitol.” These events give youth an opportunity to meet key government leaders and elected officials in their states, with whom they can share their concerns and perspectives on issues affecting them and their families. In 2015, MY LIFE paired with local advocacy organizations to hold Youth Day at the Capitol events in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Dedicated to those who serve
We partner with local and national advocacy organizations to bring affordable, quality care to the people in our communities.
- In May 2016, Magellan Federal was proud to sponsor the GI Film Festival in Washington, D.C. Also known as “Sundance for the Troops.” the GI Film Festival is a week-long event that brings together veterans and dignitaries from the American film industry, Congress and the military. As a gold sponsor, Magellan Federal played a prominent role at the Festival, distributing branded gift bags to attendees, and debuting a public service announcement that was played before each feature film and on the outdoor Jumbotron throughout the weekend.
- Magellan Federal was pleased to continue its vision of helping federal and military works through a donation made on behalf of the Magellan Cares Foundation to the Gary Sinise Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring and serving the United States’ armed services, veterans, first responders and their families.
- Magellan Federal and the Magellan Cares Foundation teamed up once again to donate more than 1.2 million Wyndham Hotels rewards points to Hotels for Heroes. These points equate to more than 60 hotel night stays, which Hotels for Heroes will provide free-of-charge to the families of wounded, injured and ill military service members who are undergoing treatment at authorized medical centers.