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Community giving

Health Options established a Community Benefit Expenditure (CBE) Advisory Council in 2019 to award grants that support community-based health and wellness programs in our service area.

Eight Maine non-profits received our spring 2021 grants! Congratulations to the Bangor Region YMCA, Town of Cranberry Isle Fire & Rescue Auxiliary, Mid-Coast Health Net (dba Knox County Health Clinic), NAMI-Maine, Inc., Defend our Health, Healthy Community Coalition, Healthy Acadia, and New Mainers Public Health Initiative. Visit our Newsroom for more information.

Stay tuned and keep visiting this page for information about our summer/fall 2021 grants.

Our grantmaking goals

who are at economic risk and underserved by the health insurance industry;

to accessing health services based on geography, finances and/or culture;

on the federal, state or local level;

by leveraging programs and providing aid to community-based health and wellness outreach;

managing chronic illness to be their best selves – mentally, physically, and emotionally; and

Member population of Maine people and families.

Because it takes a community

Our mission

To partner locally with Members, businesses and health professionals to provide affordable, high-quality benefits that promote health and wellbeing. 

Our vision

To be a leader in transforming and improving individual and community health and positively affecting local economies. 

More about the CBE

Our next grant cycle begins in late summer/early fall.

Keep checking here for more information.




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