Non-Profits Reach New Heights


Community health grant gives assist

Grant dollars in action.

By Kathryn M. Miller – It has been a tough couple of years economically, and there is no doubt that non-profits have taken a hit. For many communities, cuts to health and wellness programs have exacerbated the issue. Fortunately, there is a bright spot on the horizon.

Maricopa County charities have the opportunity to secure funding to improve the health and wellness of community residents through the $100,000 Humana Communities Benefit-Arizona charitable grant, sponsored by Humana Inc. The program will award a one-time grant to a non-profit organization focused on the areas of childhood health and education, health literacy and services or intergenerational health.

The 2011 grant was awarded to Arizona Bridge to Independent Living, which provides independent living services to people with disabilities. The funds were used to purchase adaptive exercise and fitness equipment – specifically designed for the physically disabled – for its Virginia G. Piper Sports & Fitness Center for Persons with Disabilities. The facility celebrated its grand opening in February.

Applications for the grant will be accepted through June 29. Visit www.humana.com/hcb for details. |CST

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