Two Louisville Nonprofits to Receive $1.3 Million From Humana Foundation’s Strategic Community Investment Program

Nov 12, 2018 11:00 AM ET
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Two Louisville nonprofits to receive $1.3 million from Humana Foundation’s Stra…

Two Louisville nonprofit organizations will receive a total of $1.3 million from the Humana Foundation. These grants are part of the Foundation’s new strategic community investment program and will address social determinants of health in Humana’s corporate hometown.

Family Scholar House will receive a $560,000 grant to launch the HEROES program. As part of this grant, the HEROES program will be able to reach more individuals, families and senior citizens to assess and address barriers including social isolation, food insecurity and lack of post-secondary educational attainment.

Metro United Way will receive a $770,000 grant to expand its pilot financial literacy program, improving financial independence among Louisville residents experiencing the most financial vulnerability. The program provides families and residents experiencing poverty with financial literacy coaching – a critical determinant for overall financial independence.

Both investments are renewable for up to two additional years. Family Scholar House and Metro United Way have the potential to receive continued funding from the Humana Foundation in 2019 and 2020 — based on the specific results achieved over a 12-month period.

These investments are part of the Foundation’s new Strategic Community Investments work. Through the program, the Foundation will invest nearly $7 million in 2018 in nonprofit organizations operating in seven communities: San Antonio, Texas; Louisville, Ky., Baton Rouge, La.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Tampa Bay, Fla.; Jacksonville, Fla.; and Broward County, Fla.

In each of these communities, Humana is pursuing its “Bold Goal” to improve the health of the communities Humana serves 20 percent by 2020.The Humana Foundation is investing in nonprofit organizations that address food security, social connection, post-secondary success (sustained employment) and asset security, four social determinants of health that significantly impact people’s overall health and well-being. Social determinants are the conditions under which people are born, grow, live, work and age that impact overall health and well-being.