UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group company, announced July 22 it is awarding $300,000 in Empowering Health grants to four community-based organizations in South Carolina.
The South Carolina grant recipients (and amounts) include:
- Senior Resources ($120,000)
- Ruth’s Gleanings ($70,000)
- Harvest Hope Food Bank ($60,000)
- American Diabetes Association ($50,000)
“Social and economic factors have a profound impact on achieving and maintaining good health,” said UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement of South Carolina Vice President of Strategy Wanda Coley. “Through Empowering Health grants, we’re working with local organizations to provide South Carolinians with greater access to essential resources in high-risk and high-need communities so they can live healthier lives.”
The insurance company is donating $11.4 million through Empowering Health grants across 18 states and the District of Columbia. The funds will be used 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, said the company in a press release.
Since launching its Empowering Health commitment in 2018, UnitedHealthcare has invested more than $40 million in Empowering Health grants reaching more than 6 million people through partnerships with community-based organizations in 29 states.