The Humana Foundation is committed to our headquarters city, Louisville, KY. While we are increasing our financial support of local opportunities that address social determinants of health (the conditions under which people are born, grow, live, work and age that impact overall health and well-being), we also believe there are important causes we should support to strengthen our hometown.
For this opportunity, the Humana Foundation looks to support eligible Louisville-area organizations with resources that represent all forms of philanthropic capital, including funding, leadership, business area expertise, and employee involvement. This combined level of support will allow both Humana and the Humana Foundation to provide opportunities for the growth and development of local nonprofits on both a programmatic and organizational level.
The Humana Foundation launched the Community Relations initiative in 2018 in the Louisville area (link opens in new window), giving the Foundation an opportunity to support organizations doing great work that aligns with Humana’s four dimensions of well-being: health, purpose, belonging and security. The program in 2019 will fund initiatives that address social determinants of health by providing critical safety net services and/or those that make the Louisville area a more appealing place to live for all, including:
Special consideration will go to those applications that:
Initiatives taking place in the following counties in the Louisville-area will be considered:
Grants in this program will be offered at the following levels:
Applications for the Community Relations Grant Program may be completed online between Thursday, January 24 through Monday, February 11.
The Humana Foundation expects to announce the recipients of the grants in mid-April.
Building on 2018 when Humana employees reported volunteering over 100,000 hours in the Louisville area, Humana and the Humana Foundation is incorporating a significant new skills-based volunteerism component into the Community Relations Program.
This will result in more Humana employees in Louisville putting their strongest business skills to work for area nonprofits to increase capacity, access, and sustainability. This program began ramping up in 2018, and will continue to grow in 2019.