About the Humana Foundation

The Humana Foundation is centered on health equity – making health achievable for all.

Humana Foundation board members talking in conference room



Mission and Vision

The Humana Foundation is committed to advancing health equity by working to eliminate unjust, avoidable and unnecessary barriers in health and healthcare. 

We specifically support seniors, veterans and school-aged children in living connected, healthy lives. We frame our strategy around three key areas: Advocacy, research, and grant making. 

  • We create healthy emotional connections as a vital part of our holistic approach to care.
  • We shape a healthier approach to nutrition that supports lifelong health and wellbeing. 
  • We deploy our knowledge and resources as stewards of good health in communities across the country with specific emphasis on Louisville, KY and in Florida, Texas and Louisiana.


History of the Humana Foundation

In 1981, the Humana Foundation was established as the philanthropic arm of Humana Inc. The Foundation was founded in Louisville, Kentucky and was created to support the Louisville community and provide a steady benefit for nonprofit organizations and the people they serve.

For more than 40 years, we have carried the founders’ goals forward, working to support underserved populations in need and enhancing the health and wellbeing of communities across the country. 

The video below offers a deeper look into our history and legacy. The Foundation’s legacy is rooted in health equity and over time its work as a steward of good health has impacted lives in Louisville, Kentucky and beyond. 


The Humana Foundation's core commitments

The Humana Foundation is dedicated to partnering with organizations and individuals who can deliver innovative, practical solutions that fit within our four key commitment areas.

We support a diverse project portfolio centered around our core commitments and we’re dedicated to building partnerships that help drive change and advance health equity.



“Forty years of impact, moving the needle and changing lives – all of the people who make up the Foundation and its support network are really the thing I’m most passionate about and excited about as we do this work.” 

 Tiffany Benjamin, CEO, Humana Foundation

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