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Humana Invites Greater Cincinnati Charities to Apply for $100,000 Grant

Corporate Giving Program Makes Transformational Impact on Tri-State Organizations

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Friday, May 28, 2010 10:00 am EDT

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CINCINNATI

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"The nonprofit community has been hit hard by the tough economy we’re in, yet they’ve endured and continued their vital missions to improve our communities and neighborhoods"

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Local charities are being invited to apply for a $100,000 grant through Humana Communities Benefit, an award program sponsored by health benefits company Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM).

“The nonprofit community has been hit hard by the tough economy we’re in, yet they’ve endured and continued their vital missions to improve our communities and neighborhoods,” said Tim Cappel, president, Humana of Ohio. “The Humana Communities Benefit grant program is one way we support their efforts, and it’s been amazing to see how the funding available through this program can truly transform an organization.”

The program is open to 501(c)(3) organizations located in the Tri-State area that are focused on improving community health or building healthy neighborhoods. These may be accomplished through the following types of projects or initiatives:

  • Childhood health and education - Seeking to improve health and academic achievement of children through the education landscape.
  • Family wellness and active lifestyles - Strengthening the health of families through physical, social, mental, emotional or environment support.
  • Health literacy for diverse populations and seniors - Improving people’s ability to access, understand and use health information, especially among low-income populations and senior citizens.

The goal of the $100,000 grant is to make a positive, transformational impact on local organizations and allow them to reach greater milestones. In previous years, Humana Communities Benefit honorees have achieved phenomenal success:

  • Stepping Stones Center has broken ground on the new facilities for its Step-Up program. Step-Up is a unique education program for school-age children affected by autism, and the Humana Communities Benefit grant will allow the nonprofit to grow its facilities to serve 50 percent more children.
  • Easter Seals Work Resource Center used the funding from Humana to expand its Building Ability program, which teaches woodworking skills to individuals with disabilities. The carpentry activities also provide valuable work training opportunities. With support from Humana, the organization tripled its existing space and can serve three times as many individuals with disabilities.

Applications from eligible nonprofits are being accepted now through July 9, 2010. A panel of local judges, comprised of community leaders, public officials and business representatives will work with Humana to select this year’s $100,000 honoree. Finalists will make a formal presentation before the judges’ panel, and the winner will be announced at a celebratory dinner in October 2010.

Greater Cincinnati nonprofits are encouraged to visit www.humana.com/HCB to download a copy of this year’s application and review program guidelines. Questions may be directed to Humana by calling 513-826-4500 or by emailing hcbcincinnati@humana.com.

ABOUT HUMANA

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is one of the nation’s largest publicly traded health and supplemental benefits companies, with approximately 10.4 million medical members and 7.2 million specialty members. Humana is a full-service benefits solutions company, offering a wide array of health and supplemental benefit plans for employer groups, government programs and individuals.

Over its 49-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, including copies of:

  • Annual reports to stockholders;
  • Securities and Exchange Commission filings;
  • Most recent investor conference presentations;
  • Quarterly earnings news releases;
  • Replays of most recent earnings release conference calls;
  • Calendar of events (including upcoming earnings conference call dates and times, as well as planned interaction with research analysts and institutional investors);
  • Corporate Governance information.

Contact:

Humana Inc.
Jeff Blunt, 513-826-7094
jblunt@humana.com