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June 11: Seminar on the Humana Communities Benefit charitable giving program

Chicago-area nonprofits focused on healthy behaviors and healthy relationships are encouraged to attend a free educational seminar about the Humana Communities Benefit charitable giving program, sponsored by the Humana Foundation, on Wednesday, June 11, 2014.


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Additional details are below.

Who:            Grant writers at Chicago nonprofits based in and serve one of the following counties: Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kankakee, Lake, McHenry What:           A free seminar about the Humana Communities Benefit program and application process When:          Wednesday, June 11, 2014 Time:            8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. CT Where:         Humana Inc. 550 West Adams Street, Floor 7 Chicago, IL 60661 RSVP:           Before Friday, June 6th to Aurelia Calderon at acalderon1@humana.com

If you’re unable to attend in person please dial 855-900-5646 and enter the code 28794786. The presentation will start at 8:45 a.m. CT.

Please keep in mind that applying organizations must have a minimum operating budget of $1 million, have at least three full time staff members and reference previous projects in order to be considered. Visit Humana.com/HCB for more information.

Funded by the Humana Foundation, these multi-year grants are intended to provide transformational impact on the nonprofits and improve the health and well-being of communities they serve.

Here are a few examples of healthy behaviors and healthy relationships that the Humana Foundation is interested in funding:

  1. Physical activity and sports programs

  2. Nutrition education programs

  3. Intergenerational and peer-to-peer mentorships between caring adults and youth

  4. Friendly visitors supporting isolated seniors living at home

  5. Coach mentors to at-risk youth

The impact can be life-changing for everyone involved:

Individually — a caring adult helps a child develop character skills, such as resilience, to overcome adversity and achieve in school and life

Community — promoting healthy behaviors and healthy relationships helps improve the long-term well-being of a community. Building bridges instead of walls reduces isolation and strengthens the community.

$200,000 will be awarded year one; $100,000 year two; and $50,000 year three. A portion of the grant will be awarded each year based on confirmation of completed milestones and required outcome reports. The grant application should include milestones that are practical, measurable, aligned with the grantee’s mission, and demonstrating support of healthy behaviors and healthy relationships.

Humana recognizes the amount of resources required to effectively administer a grant of this size. As such, applying organizations must have a minimum operating budget of $1,000,000 and cite previous projects in order to be considered.

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