How to apply

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The Humana Foundation is focusing its grantmaking for 2016 in these locations: Baton Rouge, Broward County in South Florida, 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 2015 will have an opportunity to apply in the upcoming grant cycle.

New this year, the Humana Foundation will be requesting Letters of Intent (LOI) in December. The Foundation will accept LOI's from December 1 through December 15, 2015. Selected organizations will be invited to submit online grant applications December 15, 2015 through January 31, 2016.

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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
  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 Letters of Intent are accepted only from December 1 through December 15, 2015.

The Letter of Intent:

  • should not exceed two pages
  • should be in PDF format, double-spaced with 12-point font, 1-inch margins
  • should include information for a primary contact: name, title, address, phone number, and email address

The timeline for the 2016 grant program is as follows:

  • Humana Foundation accepts Letters of Intent Dec. 1 – Dec. 15, 2015
  • Selected organizations are invited to submit online grant application Dec. 15, 2015 – Jan. 31, 2016
  • Grant proposals are evaluated Feb. – Mar. 2016
  • Grant recipients are announced Spring 2016

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.