LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY, USA - MAY 22, 2016 - Human Waterside Building. Louisville based Humana Health Care is the fifth largest health care company in the US.; Shutterstock ID 425979430

Humana Foundation Donates $1.7 Million to Louisville Nonprofits

Originally published at press.humana.com. Humana ranked No. 13 on The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in 2021.

 

The Humana Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Humana Inc. for the past 40 years, is awarding $1.7 million to nonprofit organizations in Louisville as part of its ongoing Community Partners Programopens (CPP). The initiative began in 2018 and has since awarded more than $8 million to local nonprofits addressing social determinants of health and creating greater health equity in Humana’s corporate hometown.

Initiatives funded by the 2021 Community Partners Program advance health equity by addressing social determinants of health in Louisville, focused on food security, shelter, education and lifelong learning, natural and built environment, family and community connections, access to care, cultural vitality and arts. Because addressing historical and root causes of inequity is central to this work, The Foundation funded organizations that have historically been excluded from traditional funding models by centering small organizations with budgets of less than $2.5 million annually, with Black, Indigenous and People of Color leadership (BIPOC). Further, The Foundation worked to encourage collaborative proposals, and initiatives with a strong focus on inclusion, equity and community leadership. The Foundation also took into account the negative impact of COVID-19 and how the virus further marginalizes people in underserved communities.

“We believe that we must work to advance health equity not only for the communities that we serve, but also within the organizations doing this work,” said The Humana Foundation Director of Strategy Advancement Dr. Brandy Kelly Pryor. “By focusing on smaller, BIPOC-led organizations in this round of funding, we are supporting the growth of both new and existing organizations in our community who are working hard to create meaningful change that benefits the health of all Louisvillians.”

The following nonprofit organizations will receive Community Partners Program funding from The Humana Foundation in grant amounts varying from $50,000 to $250,000:

While the above organizations have already been awarded, there is still time for other organizations to apply for funding before the July 23rd deadline. To learn more, please visit the Foundation’s website.

Latest News

multi race business woman

New Report Shows Significant Increase in Female and Black Representation in the Executive Boardroom

Diversity and inclusion appear to be successfully increasing among America’s largest and most successful companies. The finding comes from a new report conducted by executive recruiting firm Crist Kolder Associates as part of its review of DEI representation in executive offices. Ariel Zilber of the New York Post reported that…

Taco Bell

Taco Bell Creates Business School To Help Underrepresented Groups Become Franchise Owners

Taco Bell and the popular fast-food chain’s owner Yum! Brands have entered the DEI arena with a new business school designed to help people of all backgrounds — and people of color in particular — advance into restaurant ownership. Jonathan Maze of Restaurant Business reported that “a select group of…

LGBTQ dog tags

US Government Will Now Allow Veterans To Identify As Trans on Veteran Affairs Medical Records

In another giant leap forward for LGBTQ+ rights and equality in the military, the federal government has announced that military veterans can now officially identify as trans in their official medical records. Brody Levesque of the Los Angeles Blade reported that Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough has confirmed that veterans…

Comcast NBCUniversal’s NBCU Academy Partners With 13 New Academic Institutions

Originally published at corporate.comcast.com. Comcast NBCUniversal ranked No. 6 on The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in 2021.   NBCU Academy, NBCU News Group’s multi-platform journalism training and development program, significantly expanded its reach to 30 institutions by adding 13 new partners, NBCU News Group Chairman Cesar Conde announced. The new…