Louisville Community Partners Program

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 through our Strategic Community Investments, we also believe there are important causes we should support to strengthen critical safety net services and make Louisville a more appealing place for all.

The Humana Foundation’s Louisville Community Partners Program addresses social determinants of health by funding initiatives that provide critical safety net services and/or those that make Louisville a more appealing place to live for all including:

  • Nutrition and food security
  • Shelter
  • Personal safety
  • Healthcare services
  • Built and natural environment
  • Arts and culture
  • Education and early childhood development

Collaboration

We know that achieving health equity takes multiple sectors, communities and organizations working together and sharing resources to create long-term change. In an effort to encourage collaboration among nonprofits, grassroots organizations and a multitude of other sectors, The Humana Foundation intends to fund as many collaborative efforts as possible – with joint applications from two or more organizations.

We are also committed to providing all forms of philanthropic capital, including funding, leadership, business area expertise and employee involvement. Skills-based volunteering plays a role in our Louisville Community Partners Program. As a result, more Humana employees in Louisville are putting their strongest business skills to work for area nonprofits to increase capacity, access and sustainability.

Community partners

The Humana Foundation launched the Community Partners Program in 2018 in the Louisville area, 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. In its inaugural year, the Community Partners Program awarded $2 million to more than 30 Louisville organizations (link opens in new window).

In 2019, the Community Partners Program again awarded more than $2 million to local nonprofits (link opens in new window). Programs that received funding contribute to health and well-being in the Louisville area by focusing on healthcare services, nutrition and food security, personal safety and shelter, built or natural environments, arts and culture, and education and early childhood development.

Apply

The Humana Foundation expects to open its next application cycle for the Community Partners Program in early 2020. Please check back then for a link to the application.

Program management

Tiffany Robinson is the newest member of The Humana Foundation team and the Louisville Community Partners Program Senior Program Officer.

Tiffany most recently served as Program Manager for the University of Louisville Center for Health Organization Transformation at the School of Public Health and Information Sciences (SPHIS). She engaged organizations throughout the US and managed research partnerships and relationships as part of a National Science Foundation Industry-University Cooperative Research Center Program.

Prior to that, Tiffany served as an adjunct professor, fundraiser, alumni coordinator, and as a member of research teams for the National Children’s Study and Louisville Putting Prevention to Work, a Robert Wood Johnson-funded community grant. In addition to her work at the University, Tiffany co-founded a public health consulting partnership whose work included leading the research process that led to Louisville’s Bounce Coalition and research assisting various healthcare organizations.

In addition to her work in public health, Tiffany serves in the US Air Force Reserve. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Air Force Academy and her Master of Public Health from the University of Louisville.

Tiffany grew up in a military family and lived throughout the United States before settling in Louisville with her family in 2001. A five-time published author, Tiffany’s children’s books place emphasis on representing positive social norms through characters of African descent. Her favorite part of being an author is working with students.

Tiffany stated that experience and failure are her best teachers. She is looking forward to learning and contributing to the Humana Foundation and our work to positively impact the health and wellbeing for people in communities throughout the US.