Humana Foundation Grant

Humana Foundation

Grant amount: More than US $10,000

Next anticipated deadline: Apr 27, 2019 (Letter of inquiry)

Later anticipated deadlines: Jun 1, 2019 (Full proposal)

Applicant type: Nonprofit College / University

Funding uses: Applied Project / Program, Education / Outreach

Location of project: Counties in Florida: Broward County, Hernando County, Hillsborough County, Pasco County, Pinellas County Expand all

Location of residency: United States

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Our investments

The Humana Foundation invests in nonprofit organizations that address the barriers keeping people from overcoming social determinants of health.

Social determinants of health are the conditions under which people are born, grow, live, work and age that impact overall health and well-being.

More than $191 million has been funded by the Humana Foundation since 1981 to support the communities we serve.

Our focus areas for investments in the Southern U.S. are:

Social connection

Projects that focus on social connection address individuals who may be unhappy with the quality of their relationships or experiencing separation from other people which may include their family, friends, or community. Projects may focus on connecting volunteers to these individuals through home visits, phone calls, or other outreach activities. These activities increase social interaction and can improve the quality of their relationships.

Loneliness and social isolation affects up to 43 percent of older adults.

If you are lonely or socially isolated, you are more susceptible to diseases like diabetes, your risk of Alzheimer’s doubles, and you are almost 3.5 times more likely to suffer from depression.

Food security

Grant projects that seek to improve food security can have a direct impact on the number of healthy days an individual has. Food insecurity—or not having access to enough food for a healthy, active life—looks different to every individual. It may mean you aren’t sure whether you will have enough money to buy groceries this month, or that you may have to decide between paying for your medication, your electric bill, or food.

In Humana’s peer-reviewed research, patients who are food insecure had nearly twice as many unhealthy days as patients who are food secure (25.6 vs. 13.5).

Seniors who are food insecure have higher rates of chronic conditions: they are 50% more likely to be diabetic and 14% more likely to have high blood pressure. Nearly 60% are more likely to have Congestive Heart Failure or experience a heart attack, and are twice as likely to have asthma.

Our current focus areas for Louisville investments are:

Post-secondary success and sustaining employment

We are looking to invest in projects that help individuals develop career skills and find steady, lasting employment. Ensuring post-secondary success for someone could mean helping them complete a college degree or become certified in a trade. It could mean a training or workforce development program that helps them get a job. These types of post-secondary successes lead to career success and allow individuals to find and sustain employment.

Asset security

Projects that focus on asset security will help individuals and families build financial security and stability. This might mean establishing stable housing or home ownership. Or it may mean providing financial education to teach individuals and families how to build credit or create savings and retirement accounts. This education aims to prepare them for emergencies or life changes.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Humana Foundation funding opportunities are available to higher education institutions and non profit organizations or public entities that are 501(c)(3) tax exempt.
  • For our 2018 annual grant cycle, nonprofit organizations implementing programs in one or more of the following communities are being considered:
    • Baton Rouge
    • Broward County in South Florida
    • Jacksonville
    • Knoxville
    • Louisville
    • New Orleans
    • San Antonio
    • Tampa Bay


  • The Humana Foundation will not provide funding for the following instances:
    • Sponsorships or fundraising events
    • Capital campaigns
    • Grants for individuals or private foundations
    • Lobbying efforts, political action committees, or politically sensitive causes
    • Endowments or reserve funds
    • Seed money, or as the only funding source of an organization
    • Indirect expenses unrelated to the project being funded
    • Religious organizations for general operating support, sanctuary construction, renovation, or mission-focused work.
  • The Humana Foundation will not knowingly provide support to organizations that discriminate against a person or group on the basis of age, political affiliation, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, or religious belief.

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