LiveWell Louisiana

Community Health

A recent donation to New Orleans nonprofits benefits the health and wellbeing of community residents.
August 29th, 2017 by: Misty Milioto

As part of the 2017 grant cycle, the Humana Foundation recently awarded grants totaling $525,000 to New Orleans non-profits, including CATCH Global Foundation; Catholic Charities of New Orleans; Tulane University – Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine; YMCA of Greater New Orleans; and Up2Us Sports, the New York-based nationwide leader in sports-based youth development. The Humana Foundation seeks to improve community health and well-being, while addressing root causes and barriers that keep people from being their healthiest. The foundation has made New Orleans a priority, with the goal of increasing the health of the community by 20 percent by 2020.

The five organizations that received grant money will use the funding to create new and unique programs that will improve community health. For example, the YMCA of Greater New Orleans will use the funds to support its Diabetes Prevention Program — a community-based, preventive healthcare program targeting adults who have prediabetes.