LONG BEACH, Calif. June 2, 2021 — The MolinaCares Accord (“MolinaCares”) has pledged over $2.2 million to community organizations across the U.S. during the first quarter of 2021. MolinaCares was created in 2020 to build stronger communities, one life at a time, by investing in and partnering with nonprofit organizations working to improve people’s health and lives.
“MolinaCares is committed to doing its part to minimize the many gaps that currently exist in delivering fair and equitable access to health care and social services for vulnerable populations,” said Carolyn Ingram, executive vice president of external affairs for Molina Healthcare. “We will continue supporting nonprofit organizations that share our vision to serve communities in need.”
In the aftermath of the devastating winter storm in Texas, MolinaCares donated $250,000 to Feeding Texas and distributed drinking water where it was most needed. MolinaCares, in collaboration with Passport Health Plan by Molina Healthcare, also presented $100,000 to the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky to assist millions of residents struggling after severe flooding. In Ohio, partnerships with organizations like Groundworks Ohio, Case Western Reserve, and Equitas Health have led to $700,000 in MolinaCares grants just in the first quarter of 2021. In South Carolina, MolinaCares partnered with the South Carolina Office of Rural Health to support the delivery of vaccines and other health services to rural communities.
MolinaCares was created to address issues the COVID-19 pandemic has only magnified, including:
- Racial disparities in the access to, and delivery of, care;
- Social determinants of health;
- Opioid use disorder and substance abuse;
- Rural access to health care;
- Health care for the elderly, infirmed and frail; and
- Other health care issues impacted by socioeconomic disparities.
MolinaCares charitable grantmaking to nonprofit organizations provides critical funding for food security and shelter to health education, workforce development, child development services, and more. Recent recipient organizations include the Food Bank of Iowa, the Metro United Way of Louisville, the American Heart Association, Boys and Girls Club, Ronald McDonald House Charities, and many other valuable community partners.
About The MolinaCares Accord:
Established by Molina Healthcare, Inc., The MolinaCares Accord oversees a community investment platform 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. The MolinaCares Accord funds such measures through The Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) established in 2020 by Molina Healthcare, Inc.