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Attention New Orleans nonprofits: Here’s your chance to apply for a $100,000 grant from Humana

It’s an opportunity to make a transformational impact on your organization


Wednesday, April 20, 2011 9:00 am EDT



Public Company Information:

"With so many nonprofit organizations struggling in this economy, we know this grant will have a significant impact on the nonprofit and the people it serves, and on our community"

NEW ORLEANS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Safe Harbor knows firsthand how a $100,000 grant can transform a nonprofit organization. Receiving the 2010 Humana Communities Benefit-New Orleans award has enabled the St. Tammany and Washington Parishes nonprofit to significantly expand and remodel the facilities it uses to provide free shelter and services for survivors of domestic violence.

Now, another Greater New Orleans nonprofit organization has that same opportunity.

Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) is inviting all nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations based in Greater New Orleans to apply for a one-time, $100,000 grant in the Humana Communities Benefit-New Orleans charitable awards program.

The health benefits and well-being company is accepting applications from eligible nonprofits now through Fri., Aug. 12, 2011. You can apply online at www.humana.com/hcb, the Humana Communities Benefit Web site.

In August, a diverse panel of local judges, comprised of community leaders, public officials and business representatives, will work with Humana to select this year’s $100,000 grant recipient. The Humana Communities Benefit-New Orleans 2011 grant winner will be announced at a celebration event in November.

“With so many nonprofit organizations struggling in this economy, we know this grant will have a significant impact on the nonprofit and the people it serves, and on our community,” said Humana Louisiana Commercial Market President Rhonda Bagby.

The program is open to 501(c)(3) organizations located in Greater New Orleans focused on improving health experiences or building healthy communities in the areas of:

  • Childhood health and education – projects or initiatives that seek to improve health and academic achievement of children through the educational landscape.
  • Family wellness and active lifestyles – projects or initiatives that strengthen the health of families through physical, social, mental, emotional or environmental support.
  • Health literacy for diverse populations and seniors – projects or initiatives dedicated to improving people’s ability to access, understand and use health information, especially low-income populations and seniors.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is one of the nation’s largest publicly traded health and supplemental benefits companies, with approximately 10.2 million medical members, 7.1 million specialty members, and operates more than 300 medical centers and 240 worksite medical facilities. Humana is a full-service benefits and well-being solutions company, offering a wide array of health, pharmacy and supplemental benefit plans for employer groups, government programs and individuals, as well as primary and workplace care through its medical centers and worksite medical facilities.

Humana is one of Louisiana’s leading health benefits companies with more than 320,000 commercial and Medicare health plan members statewide.

Over its 50-year history, Humana has consistently seized opportunities to meet changing customer needs. Today, the company is a leader in consumer engagement, providing guidance that leads to lower costs and a better health plan experience throughout its diversified customer portfolio.

More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the company’s web site at www.humana.com.


Humana Corporate Communications
Mitch Lubitz, 813-287-6180