Humana Foundation Announces New Proposal Process for 2016 Funding

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November 13, 2015
The deadline for San Antonio nonprofits to apply for a grant from the Humana Foundation is quickly approaching. 
The Humana Foundation, located in Louisville, KY, is focusing its grant making for 2016 in these cities: Baton Rouge, Broward County in South Florida, Knoxville, Louisville, New Orleans, San Antonio and Tampa Bay. The Foundation has chosen these locations because it recognizes opportunities to increase its impact on community health and well-being there.
The Humana Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that promote healthy behaviors, health education, and access to health services, which are its priority areas of funding. "We look forward to identifying outstanding nonprofit partners that are helping to reduce the impact of poor health behaviors, low health literacy, and lack of access to health services and support," said Virginia Kelly Judd, Executive Director of the Humana Foundation. "The Foundation seeks proposals that lead to improved health and well-being for the community."
In order to streamline operations and facilitate the application process for prospective grantees, the Humana Foundation will be requesting Letters of Intent (LOI) in December. The Foundation will accept LOI's from December 1 through December 15, 2015. Following a review of LOI's, selected organizations will be invited to submit online grant applications December 15, 2015 through January 31, 2016.
Guidelines for Letter of Intent
The Letter of Intent should be no more than two pages and address the following:
  1. Briefly describe your organization, its mission, and key successes to date. 
  2. Briefly describe the target population and community served:  for example, geographic boundaries, age groups, ethnicity, disease state, income level, and other factors that illustrate the community.
  3. Briefly describe the organization’s alignment to the Humana Foundation’s priorities and the intervention or prevention strategy that your organization will propose.
  4. Demonstration of impact:
  5. Quantitative data including statistical analysis, if available
  6. Outcomes or results of any evaluation of prior projects
  7. Briefly describe how your agency and the community in which you are located will be positively impacted through support from the Humana Foundation.
Letters of intent may be emailed to  If you have questions, please contact Charles Jackson at 502-580-1245 or Colleen Reilly at 502-580-3955.
The Letter of Intent:
  • should not exceed two pages
  • should be in PDF format, double-spaced with 12-point font, 1-inch margins, and
  • should include information for a primary contact:  name, title, address, phone number, and email address
The timeline for the 2016 grant program is as follows:
  • Humana Foundation accepts Letters of Intent            December 1 – December 15, 2015
  • Selected organizations are invited to submit               December 15, 2015 - January 31, online grant application                                          2016
  • Grant proposals are evaluated                                                February – March 2016
  • Grant recipients are announced                                  Spring 2016
Nonprofits may visit to learn more about its priorities and sample grants.
About the Humana Foundation
The Humana Foundation was established in 1981 as the philanthropic arm of Humana Inc., one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies. Located in Louisville, KY, the Foundation seeks to improve community health and well-being through support of nonprofit partners that promote healthy behaviors, health education, and access to health services. For more information, visit 
Humana and the Humana Foundation are dedicated to Corporate Social Responsibility. Our goal is to ensure that every business decision we make reflects our commitment to improving the health and well-being of our members, our associates, the communities we serve, and our planet.
About Humana
Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is a leading health and well-being company focused on making it easy for people to achieve their best health with clinical excellence through coordinated care. The company’s strategy integrates care delivery, the member experience, and clinical and consumer insights to encourage engagement, behavior change, proactive clinical outreach and wellness for the millions of people we serve across the country.

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