Health
2:37 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

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.

The finalist include Family Eldercare, Foundation Communities, and the Marbridge Foundation.

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.