The Humana Foundation Announces Strategic Community Investing Program for 2018

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The Humana Foundation Announces Strategic Community Investing Program for 2018

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The Humana Foundation

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 10:00am

CONTENT: Press Release

March 27, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The Humana Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Humana Inc., is evolving its giving process to hone in on health-focused community investments. The new giving strategy will address the root causes of health issues, creating improved and sustained positive health outcomes, and will focus on eight Bold Goal communities. Bold Goal communities are places where Humana actively works with community partners to improve health 20 percent by 2020.

This new strategy will infuse $14 million into communities Humana serves in 2018 – approximately 20 percent more than the Foundation gave in 2017.

Through new Strategic Community Investment work, the Humana Foundation will invest $6.5 million in nonprofit organizations in eight Bold Goal communities: Louisville, San Antonio, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Knoxville, Tampa Bay, Jacksonville and Broward County. 

Nonprofits in Louisville, the town Humana calls home, will also be able to participate in a new Headquarters Hometown Community Relations program. This initiative will infuse an additional $2 million into Louisville-area organizations, including nearly $1 million earmarked for established Foundation partners such as Metro United Way and Fund for the Arts.

Finally, the Foundation will give an additional $5.5 million in 2018 through popular and long-standing programs such as Humana Foundation scholarships for the children of employees and disaster-relief support. The Foundation will also increase its employee gifts matching program.

For more information on the Foundation’s new giving process, read the Foundation’s news release and visit the Foundation’s website. And, for more information on Humana’s corporate citizenship efforts, read the 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility Report.