How to apply

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The Humana Foundation is focusing its grantmaking for 2017 in these locations: Baton Rouge, Broward County in South Florida, Jacksonville, Knoxville, Louisville, New Orleans, San Antonio, and Tampa Bay. These locations have been chosen by the Humana Foundation for the opportunities to increase impact on community health and well-being.

Due to the Humana Foundation's long-standing support of Louisville – the site of Humana's corporate headquarters – funding also will be available to Louisville-based organizations that are currently receiving funding as well as other local nonprofits that align more broadly with improvement of community health and well-being. In addition, Foundation grantees located in cities other than those mentioned above and that are receiving funding in 2016 will have an opportunity to apply in the upcoming grant cycle.

The Foundation will accept Letters of Intent (LOIs) from December 1 through December 15, 2016. Selected organizations will be invited to submit online grant proposals January 1 - January 31, 2017.

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Grant-making

Funding priorities

The Humana Foundation supports nonprofit partners improving community health and well-being through promotion of healthy behaviors, health education, and access to health services.

Our funding priorities:
  • Healthy behaviors
  • Health education
  • Access to health services

The Humana Foundation is focusing its grantmaking for 2017 in these locations: Baton Rouge, Broward County in South Florida, Jacksonville, Knoxville, Louisville, New Orleans, San Antonio, and Tampa Bay

Guidelines for Letter of Intent

The Letter of Intent should be no more than two pages and briefly describe the following:

  1. Your organization, its mission, and key successes to date
  2. The target population and community served: for example, geographic boundaries, age groups, ethnicity, disease state, income level, and other factors that illustrate the community. Clearly identify which of the following communities your program serves: Baton Rouge, Broward County in South Florida, Jacksonville, Knoxville, Louisville, New Orleans, San Antonio, and Tampa Bay
  3. The organization’s alignment to the Humana Foundation’s priorities and the intervention or prevention strategy that your organization will propose
  4. Demonstration of impact:
    1. Quantitative data including statistical analysis, if available
    2. Outcomes or results of evaluation of prior projects
  5. How your agency and the community will be positively impacted through support from the Humana Foundation

Letters of intent and questions may be emailed to humanafoundation@humana.com. Letters of Intent are accepted only from December 1 through December 15.

The Letter of Intent:

  • must not exceed two pages and must address the criteria listed above
  • must be in PDF format, double-spaced with 12-point font, 1-inch margins
  • must include information for a primary contact for Letter of Intent follow-up communication: name, title, address, phone number, and email address. (Please note: this contact will receive notification of Letter of Intent status. We highly recommend that this individual add humanafoundation@humana.com to their email contact list.)
  • should include organization tax ID number

The timeline for the 2017 grant program is as follows:

Humana Foundation accepts Letters of Intent

Dec. 1 – Dec. 15, 2016

Selected organizations are invited to submit online grant proposal

Jan 1 – Jan. 31, 2017

Grant proposals are evaluated

Feb. – Mar. 2017

Grant recipients are announced

Spring 2017

Grant Evaluation

The Humana Foundation places high value on evaluation in our grantmaking. We believe in working and learning together with our community partners to improve programs and better understand impact. Evaluation assistance is provided through monthly newsletters, survey tools, and consultation with our evaluation staff.