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UnitedHealthcare donates $2.5 Million to Texas nonprofits, Houston organizations

Written by Lindsay Tooker

UnitedHealthcare is giving nearly $600,000 to three Houston area nonprofits as part of its Empowering Health initiative.

Ten Texas nonprofits – including three Houston-area organizations – will receive a total of $2.5 million in grants, part of a lager $11 million, 11 state investment focused on expanding access to care and addressing the social determinants of health for people in underserved and underinsured communities.

UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making the health system work better for everyone. They serve millions of people from their earliest years through their working lives and through retirement.

Local grant recipients include:

  • Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, Houston and Austin – $95,000 to train Healthy Lifestyles Program mentors to teach kids ages 9-14 the importance of physical fitness, healthy nutritional habits and overall well-being through the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area and SpringSpirit of Houston.
  • Houston Food Bank – $245,000 to implement an innovative new nutrition education program pairing traditional school-based food access programs with sports nutrition curriculum for student athletes at middle and high schools participating in the School Market Program.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness Greater Houston – $250,000 to provide mental health programming and services, including support groups and culturally appropriate provider education, to communities throughout the Greater Houston area with a specific reach toward refugee and immigrant populations.

More information about UnitedHealth’s Empowering Health initiative can be found at publishes every week.
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About the author

Lindsay Tooker

Lindsay has worked professionally in the nonprofit world since 2006 in both programmatic and development roles. She graduated from Baylor University in 2009 with a BA in Communication, and has specialized in grant writing and fundraising communications for more than five years.
Lindsay is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Junior League.