What is the Humana Communities Benefit program?

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 eligible locations, which will be announced in Spring 2015. The focus is the promotion of healthy behaviors and healthy relationships.

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.

Here are a few examples of healthy behaviors and healthy relationships that the Humana Foundation is interested in funding:

  • Physical activity and sports programs
  • Nutrition education programs
  • Intergenerational and peer-to-peer mentorships between caring adults and youth
  • Friendly visitors supporting isolated seniors living at home
  • Coach mentors to at-risk youth

The impact can be life-changing for everyone involved:

Individually -- a caring adult helps a child develop character skills, such as resilience, to overcome adversity and achieve in school and life

Community -- promoting healthy behaviors and healthy relationships helps improve the long-term well-being of a community. Building bridges instead of walls reduces isolation and strengthens the community.

$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.

Humana recognizes the amount of resources required to effectively administer a grant of this size. As such, applying organizations must have a minimum operating budget of $1,000,000 and cite previous projects in order to be considered.

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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 former Humana Communities Benefit recipient Southwest Human Development.

Important Dates

  • Eligible cities and application deadline will be announced in Spring 2015
  • Winners announced in Fall 2015

For more information, please refer to the application for your respective location or the frequently asked questions section.

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Frequently asked questions.