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Humana Invites Kansas City Charities to Apply for $100,000 Grant

Corporate giving program makes transformational impact on local organizations

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Thursday, June 3, 2010 4:47 pm EDT

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KANSAS CITY, Mo.

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"Humana Communities Benefit is just one of the ways we support their causes, and watching how this funding can transform an organization and help it achieve its mission is truly incredible."

KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(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).

“During these difficult economic times, Kansas City nonprofits have demonstrated their ability to innovate and persevere,” said Jeremy Gaskill, president, Humana of Kansas and Missouri. “Humana Communities Benefit is just one of the ways we support their causes, and watching how this funding can transform an organization and help it achieve its mission is truly incredible.”

The program is open to 501(c)(3) organizations in Kansas or Missouri 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:

  • Heartland Habitat for Humanity will support the Johnson County ReStore Drop-Off Center with funding from the Humana Communities Benefit grant. ReStore is a retail outlet where quality new and used housing and construction items are sold to the public at a substantial savings. The net income from ReStore is returned to Heartland Habitat to build future homes.
  • Don Bosco Centers used the grant from Humana to build and equip a media center for 225 students at Don Bosco Charter High School and hundreds more in the Northeast community.
  • The Health Partnership Clinic of Johnson County implemented electronic medical records for low-income patients. The system also allowed the organization to provide comprehensive, holistic management of acute and chronic illness as well as promote health and prevention.

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.

Kansas City 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 913-217-3428 or by emailing hcbkansascity@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