Three Cincinnati charities vie for $100,000 Humana Communities Benefit grant

Three Cincinnati organizations are vying for a $100,000 charitable grant.

The Humana company said it will announce the winner of its Humana Communities Benefit grant during an event Tuesday evening.

The three finalists are:

  • The Children's Home – The charity wants to renovate its industrial kitchen to provide meals to at-risk and developmentally disabled children, while instilling healthier eating habits.
  • YMCA of Greater Cincinnati – The group proposed piloting an exercise machine, The Access, by IncludeFitness LLC, that would be available for use by all community members, particularly individuals with physical disabilities and limitations.
  • Zoological Society of Cincinnati – The society aims to improve its "Eat Like an Animal/Play Like an Animal" educational outreach program to promote healthier food choices for adults and children.

Organizers said the grant program gives a one-time donation of $100,000 to a new charity each year. The program is now in its sixth year.

Last year’s winner was ProKids, a nonprofit dedicated to providing volunteer advocacy for foster children.

Tuesday night’s celebration begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza at 35 W. Fifth St. The winner will be announced at 7:15 p.m.

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