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Humana Communities Benefit is a charitable-giving program that awards a $350,000 signature grant over a three-year period to a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization in each eligible location.
Funded by the Humana Foundation, these multi-year grants are intended to provide transformational impact on the nonprofits and improve the health and well-being of communities they serve.
The overall goals of the HCB 2015 program are:
Prevention tactics to consider for diabetes and/or congestive heart failure can include lose weight or maintain healthy weight; improve diet; exercise; quit smoking and manage high blood pressure. Following are a few examples of programs impacting diabetes and/or congestive heart failure that the Humana Foundation is interested in funding:
$200,000 will be awarded year one; $100,000 year two; and $50,000 year three. A portion of the grant will be awarded each year based on confirmation of completed milestones and required outcome reports. The grant application should include milestones that are practical, measurable, aligned with the grantee’s mission, and demonstrating support of healthy behaviors and healthy relationships.
The Humana Foundation recognizes the amount of resources required to effectively administer a grant of this size. As such, applying organizations should be able to demonstrate:
For an idea of the transformational impact the grant can have on nonprofit organizations, take a look at this video (link opens in new window) chronicling the success of 2014 Humana Communities Benefit recipients Morningside Ministries (link opens in new window) , PCC Community Health Center (link opens in new window) , and Starting Right, Now (link opens in new window) .
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Communities Benefit - Questions
Frequently asked questions.