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Humana to Select Local Charity for Grant
Three Austin charities are finalists vying for a $100,000 grant from the Humana Foundation, the philanthropic branch of health insurance company Humana, Inc. Humana will make the award to a nonprofit that serves Central Texans in "dire need of assistance," ranging from seniors to children.
Family Eldercare focuses on elderly fitness; they hope to purchase more exercise equipment with the grant. Foundation Communities looks into affordable housing for low-income families, and they too hope to expand fitness programs at their complexes. The Marbridge Foundation would build a facility they call a "Sensorium." Marbridge is a "college-like alternative" for mentally challenged adults. The Sensorium would be a venue for recreational therapy that centers around various sensory stimulants.
The grant winner will be announced October 23.
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