UnitedHealthcare Donates $11.1 Million in Empowering Health Grants

UnitedHealthcare is awarding $11.1 million in Empowering Health grants across 12 states to expand access to care and address social determinants of health for people in underserved communities.

The funding will help individuals experiencing challenges such as food access and nutrition, social isolation and behavioral health issues. The grants will also support local health education efforts.

UnitedHealthcare’s Empowering Health grants will go to the following states:

  1. Colorado will receive $850,000 split among We Don’t Waste ($300,000), WellPower ($300,000), Denver Area Youth Services ($150,000) and Focus Points Family Resource Center ($100,000)
  2. Georgia will receive $1.5 million split among CHRIS 180 ($300,000), Food Bank of Northeast Georgia ($300,000), Wholesome Wave Georgia ($300,000), Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany ($215,000), HealthMPowers ($205,000) and America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia ($180,000)
  3. Kansas will receive $500,000 split among the American Heart Association ($275,000), Horizons Mental Health Center ($75,000), Harvesters ($50,000) and Community Behavioral Health, a subsidiary of the Association of Community Mental Health Centers of Kansas ($100,000)
  4. Massachusetts will receive $1.4 million split among Community Servings ($300,000), Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program ($230,000), Fathers’ UpLift ($230,000), Mass General Brigham ($155,000), Found in Translation ($150,000), American Heart Association Greater Boston ($100,000), FriendshipWorks ($100,000), Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly ($90,000) and La Colaborativa ($70,000)
  5. Mississippi will receive $500,000 split among the University of Mississippi Medical Center: Child Access to Mental Health and Psychiatry (CHAMP) ($300,000), Extra Table ($100,000) and Partnership for a Healthier America ($100,000)
  6. Michigan will receive $1 million split among Community Action House ($305,000), Feeding America West Michigan ($200,000), Ruth Ellis Center ($200,000), Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan ($150,000), American Heart Association Kalamazoo ($115,000) and Foster Families Navigation & Resource Center ($30,000)
  7. Minnesota will receive $500,000 split among the National Alliance on Mental Illness Minnesota ($300,000) and Trellis ($200,000)
  8. New York will receive $1.5 million split among D’Youville University Health Professions Hub ($325,000), God’s Love We Deliver ($200,000), Say Yes Buffalo ($200,000), YWCA of the Greater Capital Region ($185,000), Upstate Foundation ($165,000), Food Bank of Central New York ($130,000), Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo ($120,000), Refugee & Immigrant Self-Empowerment (RISE) ($100,000) and University of Rochester Medical Center ($75,000)
  9. Pennsylvania will receive $850,000 split among Children’s Crisis Treatment Center ($275,000), The Food Trust ($200,000), Jefferson Health ($150,000), MANNA ($125,000) and St. Mary Medical Center ($100,000)
  10. Rhode Island will receive $500,000 split among Thundermist Health Center ($200,000), Progreso Latino ($105,000), Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center ($80,000), The Providence Center ($65,000) and VICTA ($50,000)
  11. Texas will receive $1 million split among Factor Health, Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin ($300,000), Meals on Wheels Texas ($250,000), Spring Branch Community Health Center ($200,000), Kids’ Meals, Inc. ($100,000), Brazos Valley Food Bank ($50,000), SpringSpirit ($50,000) and Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals ($50,000)
  12. Washington will receive $1 million split among Food Lifeline ($300,000), Consejo Counseling and Referral Service ($200,000), Chinese Information and Service Center ($180,000), Volunteers of America Eastern Washington ($150,000), Step By Step ($100,000) and National Alliance on Mental Illness Spokane ($70,000)

Since launching the Empowering Health grants in 2018, UnitedHealthcare has invested more than $62 million.


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