Humana Invites Austin Charities to Apply for $100,000 Grant

Health-benefits company’s new local grant competition aims to transform nonprofit

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Thanks to a charitable grant program sponsored by health-benefits company Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), Central Texas charities now have a way to apply for additional funding for their programs this year. Nonprofit organizations in Austin are now invited to apply for the $100,000 Humana Communities Benefit – Austin grant.

“Humana believes strongly in supporting the local communities in which we operate, creating healthier places for all of us to live,” said Linda Hummel, chief executive officer of Humana’s commercial operations in South and Central Texas and chairperson of this year’s charitable awards program. “We’re looking for an organization that shares our views of wellness, understanding the ties wellness has on our physical, mental, emotional and social states. Humana is excited to help that deserving Central Texas nonprofit transform how it serves the public by funding a previously out-of-reach project.”

The program is open to 501(c)(3) organizations located in Austin 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

This is the first year Humana has sponsored the charitable awards program in Austin, and the company will sponsor seven other Humana Communities Benefit programs across the nation in 2011, bringing Humana’s total local community donations through this year’s program close to $1 million. The goal of this $100,000 contribution is to make a positive, transformational impact on an organization that allows it to reach greater milestone goals.

Applications from eligible nonprofit organizations in Central Texas are being accepted now through Friday, July 22. A panel of local judges, comprised of community leaders, public officials and business representatives, will work with Humana to select the $100,000 grant winner. Finalists will make a formal presentation before the panel of community leader judges. The Humana Communities Benefit – Austin winner will be announced at a celebratory dinner in October.

Central Texas nonprofit organizations are encouraged to visit to download a copy of this year's application and review program guidelines. Questions can also be directed to Humana by e-mail to [email protected].

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is a leading health care company that offers a wide range of insurance products and health and wellness services that incorporate an integrated approach to lifelong well-being. By leveraging the strengths of its core businesses, Humana believes it can better explore opportunities for existing and emerging adjacencies in health care that can further enhance wellness opportunities for the millions of people across the nation with whom the company has relationships.

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


Humana Corporate Communications
Jim Turner, 502-580-3221
[email protected]

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