CareSource makes a difference in the lives of others.
When the coronavirus pandemic forced many downtown Dayton businesses to shut down last spring, CareSource leaders sprang into action.
The health care company, which provides managed care to 2 million members across five states through Medicaid, Marketplace, Medicare Advantage and dual-eligible plans, helped kick-start a new grant program designed to help businesses stay afloat with a $500,000 donation from the CareSource Foundation.
“As the largest employer in downtown Dayton, we felt compelled to do what we could to support our neighboring businesses,” says Dan McCabe, CEO of the CareSource Foundation and chief administration officer for CareSource.
“Additionally, many of our members are employed in the service industry, and we see this investment in the community as an extension of our mission to provide a safety net for our members and for those in need,” he adds.
Caring for the community is simply part of CareSource’s DNA. Founded in 1989, CareSource’s leaders and 4,500 employees are committed to making a lasting difference in the lives of others.
Not only did the CareSource Foundation donate to the downtown business grant program, but many CareSource employees also donated personally to the cause. Each year, CareSource employees volunteer thousands of hours of their time to community initiatives.
During the pandemic, CareSource also partnered with other community organizations and committed $400,000 to help bridge the digital divide by bringing high-speed internet and computers to residents of five local housing communities. The foundation has supported efforts to address homelessness, domestic violence, poverty and food insecurity.
All told, the company’s foundation has awarded more than $20 million to more than 800 Ohio organizations since its inception in 2006. CareSource contributes $468 million of economic impact to the region’s economy each year and nearly $1 billion to Ohio’s economy.
“We view ourselves as problem-solvers, and through our investments and strong community partnerships, we bring people together to create solutions, particularly for those who are underserved,” McCabe says.
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