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We accept proposals from nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations in areas where Humana has a significant presence. The application period is: November 1—January 15.

Grant decisions and distribution of funds are usually announced in April and May.

Please visit our grant guidelines and application page.

Humana Foundation funds projects that are:

  • aligned with our strategic giving priorities:  childhood health, intergenerational health, and active lifestyles
  • conducted in areas where Humana has a significant business presence
  • innovative and replicable
  • sustainable and provide measurable outcomes
  • completed one year to 18 months from start date
  • submitted during our application period: November 1 through January 15

What we Encourage Grantees to Track

Childhood health grants: behavior change (increased physical activity and nutritional choices), BMI (body mass index), physical fitness measures, pedometer steps, blood pressure

Intergenerational health grants: increase in awareness about healthy behaviors and increase in physical activity and strength of relationships between generations

Active lifestyles grants: increase in groups of people being physically active together and decrease in sedentary lifestyles

Grants are not provided for the following:

  • individuals or private foundations
  • seed money, or as the only funding source of an organization
  • solely to support an organization's salary expenses or other administrative costs (grants with administrative costs greater than 15% will not be considered)
  • social, labor, political, or fraternal organizations
  • lobbying efforts, political action committees, or politically sensitive causes
  • religious organizations for general operating support, sanctuary construction, renovation, or mission-focused work. [However, religious organizations with 501(c)(3) status are eligible for project-specific support (e.g. social services outreach or programs within giving priorities for an accredited, church-affiliated educational institution)]

Humana Communities Benefit Program:

Nonprofits in eligible cities wishing to apply for a Humana Communities Benefit (HCB) program grant may submit a proposal for a one-time $350,000 gift. These grants are designed to:

  • make a positive, transformational impact on the organization and the community
  • allow nonprofit to reach greater milestone goals
  • improve health and well-being of communities served through the promotion of healthy behaviors and healthy relationships

Visit for eligibility and program information.

For questions regarding the HCB program, contact

How to Apply:

All eligible applicants must submit their grant application forms electronically.

By clicking the button below, you can complete the application form online.

The Humana Foundation does not suggest specific grant proposal amounts to applicants. However, we prefer grants that are $10,000 or larger.

After submitting the application:

After submitting the application, you'll promptly receive e-mail notification that your request has been received. If you are applying for the Humana Communities Benefit (HCB) program in an eligible Humana market location, the market office will review the application and respond to you. Questions regarding HCB application review should be directed to, and not the Humana Foundation.

Humana Foundation grant proposal review process and timeline:

  • Late January - February: Foundation staff review proposals
  • March: Foundation executive presents grant recommendations to Humana Foundation board
  • April - May: Foundation notifies applicants of its grant decisions and distributes funds

For more information about grantmaking, read our Frequently Asked Questions.

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