The Daily Record: UnitedHealthcare donates $550K to Maryland nonprofits

July 22, 2021

The following is an excerpt from the original Daily Record article.

UnitedHealthcare is awarding $550,000 in Empowering Health grants to four community-based organizations in Maryland to expand access to care and address the social determinants of health for uninsured individuals and underserved communities.

The award is part of a $2.25 million campaign throughout the mid-Atlantic, including nine other 13 community-based organizations in the District of Columbia and Virginia. In total, UnitedHealthcare is donating $11.4 million through Empowering Health grants across 18 states and the District of Columbia. The grants aim to assist individuals and families experiencing challenges from food insecurity, social isolation and behavioral health issues, and support local health promotion and health literacy efforts.

Receiving grants in Maryland are:

  • Maryland Food Bank – $255,000 to increase education about the Supporting Wellness at Pantries nutrition program and expand it to more food bank partners, including support for equipment, personnel, and other activities.
  • CASA – $150,000 to support COVID-19 vaccine and health education outreach within immigrant, Latino and working-class communities by community health workers and health promoters.
  • Springboard Community Services – $95,000 to support public campaigns that normalize mental health services, particularly among communities that have stigmatized treatment.
  • Community Crisis Services – $55,000 to provide mental health first-aid training to first responders and other community members.

Since launching its Empowering Health commitment in 2018, UnitedHealthcare has now invested more than $40 million in Empowering Health grants, reaching more than 6 million people through partnerships with community-based organizations in 29 states.

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Source: The Daily Record

Also see: Coverage of GBC Member companies’ philanthropic responses to COVID-19