Humana Foundation (Atlanta, GA)
Together, Humana Inc. and its philanthropic arm, The Humana Foundation, have committed more than $1 million in COVID-19 relief for communities in Georgia to date. Support from The Humana Foundation includes a $500,000 commitment to the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund.
The foundation also announced that Atlanta, Georgia was one of six communities that will benefit from its $3 million investment in the March of Dimes as they work together to address racial disparities and social determinants of health that contribute to the United States; maternal and infant health crisis.
Contact: Nancy Hanewinckel at 941.585.4763 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kresge Foundation (Troy, MI)
The Kresge Foundation has awarded a total of $837,938 in grant funding to support 25 local public health departments that are leading in the midst of challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and working to solve issues of racial injustice in communities across the country.
These grants, made to organizations that participated in Kresge’s Emerging Leaders in Public Health program, reflect the foundation’s commitment to invest in local COVID-19 response activities and support continuing efforts to address health inequities in America’s cities.
Kresge awarded the following organizations a total of $295,263 in new grant support:
- City of Jersey Health Department—to continue its expansion of an emergent health intervention platform, increase staff training and further its efforts to deliver equitable, racially and ethnically appropriate services to diverse communities within the entire city.
- Douglas County Health Department—to establish an Office of Health Equity and Racial Justice, facilitate a Health Equity and Social Justice workshop for department staff and partners, build alliances with community organizations, and increase community engagement and accountability for the Health Department and Douglas County.
- Hennepin County Public Health—to develop a toolkit to improve infection control practices in long-term care facilities.
- Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department—to address the twin pandemics of COVID-19 and systemic racism by providing training to staff on the role of systemic racism as a determinant of health; establishing a Health Equity Advisory Board; and adding a new priority issue area to the Community Health Improvement Plan, which explicitly targets justice and systemic racism.
- San Francisco Department of Public Health—to provide wraparound navigation services focused on the needs of the city’s Black community at COVID-19 test sites which will improve access to mental health services, food, health insurance, hand sanitizers and masks, voter registration, and U.S. Census participation.
- San Mateo County Health Department—to create a racial equity curriculum and provide training to all department employees, community partners, county organizations, and board of health members throughout the county.
- Seminole County Health Department—to increase COVID-related outreach, testing, and supportive services for hard to reach groups of people, especially those with chronic diseases and those without health insurance.
- Southwest District Health—to identify opportunities and co-develop solutions with the Latinx community to address COVID-19 related racial and ethnic disparities.
- Wayne County Health Department—to respond to needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including telehealth for maternal-family services and remote student learning capacity for K-12 students.
The foundation is also providing supplemental financial support in new grant amendments to help local health departments meet challenges wrought by the pandemic. These additional resources will support enhanced COVID-19 surveillance systems for Latino, homeless, and LGBQTIA+ people; community engagement activities to advance health equity and racial justice; and integration of health equity across public health programs.
Kresge awarded the following organizations a total of $542,675 in grant amendments:
- Black Hawk County Health Department
- City of Lubbock Health Department
- City of Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Service
- City of Pasadena Public Health Department
- Ingham County Health Department
- Lane County Public Health
- Las Animas-Huerfano Counties District Health Department
- Oklahoma City-County Health Department
- Orleans County Health Department
- Salt Lake County Health Department
- Snohomish Health District
- Spokane Regional Health District
- Thomas Jefferson Health District
- Tompkins County Health Department
- Yakima Health District
- Yuma County Public Health Services District
Since April, Kresge has granted nearly $15 million to nonprofit organizations confronting the COVID-19 crisis around the country.
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Contact: Kate McLaughlin at 248.502.0636 at email@example.com.
St. David’s Foundation (Austin, TX)
St. David’s Foundation has awarded nearly $6.5 million to 116 organizations in Central Texas for the second and final phase of its COVID-19 Recovery Fund. In a continued effort to provide support to those impacted by the pandemic, while addressing health equity and systemic racism, this phase addresses some of the most critical needs of vulnerable populations.
Each organization receiving Phase II Recovery Fund support is serving priority populations,such as rural populations and communities of color, and is providing vital services includingbehavioral health and emotional well-being, among other priorities.
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Contact: Laura Martinez at 512.982.7859.