Two Louisville nonprofits to receive $1.3 million from Humana Foundation’s Strategic Community Investment Program

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.

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 co-create communities where leadership, culture, and systems work to improve and sustain positive health outcomes. For more information, visit humanafoundation.org.

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 employees, the communities we serve, and our planet.

About Family Scholar House:
Family Scholar House is changing lives, families and communities through education. Our mission is to end the cycle of poverty and transform our community by empowering families and youth to succeed in education and achieve life-long self-sufficiency. At Family Scholar House, participants are provided with a full continuum of care to address barriers to education, workforce participation and self-sufficiency while being encouraged to realize their full human potential. To learn more about Family Scholar House, please visit www.familyscholarhouse.org.

About Metro United Way
For 100 years, Metro United Way has been dedicated to improving lives in our community and that will never change. We are committed to reach our vision that everyone achieves their fullest potential, and we know that the ultimate measure of our success is in the ways we impact the quality of life for all of us. A community of connected people, all people, united and working together for the benefit of all is at the heart of what Metro United Way represents. We bring together the people and organizations who have the passion, expertise and resources needed to accomplish our goals and get things done. Together, we fight for the education, health and financial stability of every person in Bullitt, Jefferson, Oldham and Shelby counties in Kentucky and Clark, Floyd and Harrison counties in Indiana. We invite you to be a part of changing generations; you can give, advocate and volunteer.

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