LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 27, 2023 — The Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation, in collaboration with Passport by Molina Healthcare (“Passport”), presented a $10,000 grant to Metro United Way in support of its Black L.O.V.E. (Live, Own, Vote, Excel) Philanthropic Partnership (“BLPP”). The initiative aims to address racial inequality by funding multiple area organizations addressing gaps in education, mental and physical health, food access and more.
According to the CDC, the average life expectancy of the Black population in the United States is four years lower than that of white Americans. Recent data from the Kentucky Department of Education shows students in Louisville who are economically disadvantaged are scoring 50% lower than those not deemed disadvantaged. And 90,000 Louisvillians are considered food insecure.
BLPP uses philanthropic resources, such as this donation offered by the Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation, to invest in the growth of the seven core areas recommended by the Black Social Change Funders Network to correct systemic inequality. In all, 19 community organizations and agencies are funded by the program.
“The health and well-being of a community begins with fulfilling the basic needs of its people and this program brings equity to underserved populations,” said Ryan Sadler, plan president of Passport by Molina Healthcare. “The Metro United Way has developed an innovative approach to addressing these issues and we are proud to support this effort.”
“We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Molina Healthcare for their generous donation, a testament to their commitment to fostering positive change,” said Trent Findley, director of diversity, equity and inclusion for Metro United Way. “With their support, the Black L.O.V.E. Philanthropic Partnership can continue its crucial work in the Greater Louisville area, accelerating community economic development and paving the way for lasting, sustainable transformation. Together, we are advancing a culture of philanthropy rooted in generosity, justice, and shared accountability.”
BLPP also supports community-based organizations outside of Metro Louisville, including Shelby County, Kentucky and Southern Indiana.
About The Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation
The Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) established in 2020 by Molina Healthcare, Inc. The Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation was created to improve the health and well-being of disadvantaged populations by funding meaningful, measurable, and innovative programs and solutions that improve health, life, and living in local communities.
About Passport by Molina Healthcare
Molina Healthcare of Kentucky, Inc., dba Passport by Molina Healthcare, provides government-funded, quality health care to low-income individuals, and works closely with local providers and community partners to improve health outcomes for members and the communities it serves. Passport by Molina Healthcare is a wholly-ownedsubsidiary of Molina Healthcare, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company, which provides managed healthcare services under the Medicaid and Medicare programs and through the state insurance marketplaces. Molina Healthcare served approximately 5.2 million members as of September 30, 2023, located across 19 states. For more information about Passport Health Plan by Molina Healthcare, visit PassportHealthPlan.com.