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Our investments

The Humana Foundation invests in nonprofit organizations that address the barriers keeping people from overcoming social determinants of health.

Social determinants of health are the conditions under which people are born, grow, live, work and age that impact overall health and well-being.

More than $191 million has been funded by the Humana Foundation since 1981 to support the communities we serve1.

Our focus areas for investments in the Southern U.S. are:

  • Social connection
  • Food security

Our current focus areas for Louisville investments are:

  • Post-secondary success and sustaining employment
  • Asset security
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Our investments

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The Humana Foundation invests in nonprofit organizations that address the barriers keeping people from overcoming social determinants of health.

Social determinants of health are the conditions under which people are born, grow, live, work and age that impact overall health and well-being.

More than $191 million has been funded by the Humana Foundation since 1981 to support the communities we serve1.

Our focus areas for investments in the Southern U.S. are:

  • Social connection
  • Food security

Our current focus areas for Louisville investments are:

  • Post-secondary success and sustaining employment
  • Asset security
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Investment eligibility

Humana Foundation funding opportunities are available to higher education institutions and non profit organizations or public entities that are 501(c)(3) tax exempt.

For our 2018 annual grant cycle, nonprofit organizations implementing programs in one or more of the following communities are being considered:

  • Baton Rouge
  • Broward County in South Florida
  • Jacksonville
  • Knoxville
  • Louisville
  • New Orleans
  • San Antonio
  • Tampa Bay

The Humana Foundation will not provide funding for the following instances:

  • Sponsorships or fundraising events
  • Capital campaigns
  • Grants for individuals or private foundations
  • Lobbying efforts, political action committees, or politically sensitive causes
  • Endowments or reserve funds
  • Seed money, or as the only funding source of an organization
  • Indirect expenses unrelated to the project being funded
  • Religious organizations for general operating support, sanctuary construction, renovation, or mission-focused work.

The Humana Foundation will not knowingly provide support to organizations that discriminate against a person or group on the basis of age, political affiliation, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, or religious belief.

Your request may not be considered if you do not meet these eligibility requirements, or if your proposed project does not align with the Foundation’s strategic focus.

Investment eligibility

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Humana Foundation funding opportunities are available to higher education institutions and non profit organizations or public entities that are 501(c)(3) tax exempt.

For our 2018 annual grant cycle, nonprofit organizations implementing programs in one or more of the following communities are being considered:

  • Baton Rouge
  • Broward County in South Florida
  • Jacksonville
  • Knoxville
  • Louisville
  • New Orleans
  • San Antonio
  • Tampa Bay

The Humana Foundation will not provide funding for the following instances:

  • Sponsorships or fundraising events
  • Capital campaigns
  • Grants for individuals or private foundations
  • Lobbying efforts, political action committees, or politically sensitive causes
  • Endowments or reserve funds
  • Seed money, or as the only funding source of an organization
  • Indirect expenses unrelated to the project being funded
  • Religious organizations for general operating support, sanctuary construction, renovation, or mission-focused work.

The Humana Foundation will not knowingly provide support to organizations that discriminate against a person or group on the basis of age, political affiliation, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, or religious belief.

Your request may not be considered if you do not meet these eligibility requirements, or if your proposed project does not align with the Foundation’s strategic focus.

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Our investment timeline

Spring 2018:

Requests for Application (RFA) will be accepted between April 1–27, 2018 from organizations implementing programs in eligible communities. Please visit the Humana Foundation website on April 1, 2018 to access the link to complete an online RFA.

RFAs will be reviewed by the Humana Foundation and all applicants will be notified of the status of their RFA by May 11, 2018.

Selected organizations will be invited to submit online applications, between May 14 – June 1, 2018.

Summer 2018:

All organizations will be notified of their status toward the end of the summer of 2018. Announcements about selected investments will be made in the fall of 2018.

Our investment timeline

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Spring 2018:

Requests for Application (RFA) will be accepted between April 1–27, 2018 from organizations implementing programs in eligible communities. Please visit the Humana Foundation website on April 1, 2018 to access the link to complete an online RFA.

RFAs will be reviewed by the Humana Foundation and all applicants will be notified of the status of their RFA by May 11, 2018.

Selected organizations will be invited to submit online applications, between May 14 – June 1, 2018.

Summer 2018:

All organizations will be notified of their status toward the end of the summer of 2018. Announcements about selected investments will be made in the fall of 2018.

Person applying for Humana Foundation investment opportunity in 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organizations.

Application process

  1. Complete an online Request for Application during the open submission period.
  2. Select organizations will receive a link to the online application via email.

The Humana Foundation is not able to provide a printed copy of your submitted RFA or grant proposal.

Application guidelines

A strong application should be data-driven, evidenced-based, sustainable, scalable, and financially stable.

All grant recipients must use the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Healthy Days Survey to measure impact along with one or more of the following validated survey tools:

  • Duke Social Support Index
  • USDA Food Insecurity Survey Module

If you are a national nonprofit that operates in several of the communities we serve, you only need to submit one Request for Application. Be sure to list all the communities where you plan to implement your project.

Application process

Person applying for Humana Foundation investment opportunity in 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organizations.
  1. Complete an online Request for Application during the open submission period.
  2. Select organizations will receive a link to the online application via email.

The Humana Foundation is not able to provide a printed copy of your submitted RFA or grant proposal.

Application guidelines

A strong application should be data-driven, evidenced-based, sustainable, scalable, and financially stable.

All grant recipients must use the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Healthy Days Survey to measure impact along with one or more of the following validated survey tools:

  • Duke Social Support Index
  • USDA Food Insecurity Survey Module

If you are a national nonprofit that operates in several of the communities we serve, you only need to submit one Request for Application. Be sure to list all the communities where you plan to implement your project.

Contact us

Contact us with any questions, comments, or issues with our grant application process.

Email: humanafoundation@humana.com
Phone:502-580-3613
Fax: 502-580-1256

Mailing address:
Humana Foundation
500 W. Main St., Suite 208
Louisville KY, 40202

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Contact us

woman using cell phone

Contact us with any questions, comments, or issues with our grant application process.

Email: humanafoundation@humana.com
Phone:502-580-3613
Fax: 502-580-1256

Mailing address:
Humana Foundation
500 W. Main St., Suite 208
Louisville KY, 40202