Funding inspires residents and nonprofit agencies in western communities
to realize their dreams for helping their fellow residents.
Belle Glade, Fla.– Healthier Glades, a Palm Health Foundation Healthier Together initiative focused on supporting the behavioral health and well-being of Glades residents, hosted its first-ever Mini-Grant Awards Celebration on November 21, 2019 at the Drawbridge Cafe in Belle Glade, Florida. Seventy community members attended the event where ten Glades residents and nonprofit agencies received grants from $2,500 to $3,000, totaling $28,500 in funding to support grassroots behavioral health programs in the region.
Funding will be invested in a range of projects, impacting veterans, caregivers, young children and teens and the homeless. Resident-led initiatives include:
The following nonprofit organizations received funding from Healthier Glades:
Annie Ifill, recently appointed to the position of project director for Healthier Glades, oversaw the awarding of grants as one of her first leadership opportunities and was inspired by the initiative and passion Glades community members have for helping others.
“Our motto for Healthier Glades is ‘unlocking our community strengths,” said Ifill. “These residents and agencies have so much to offer their fellow community members—they just need a little bit of help to take their ideas from dream to fruition. I know we will see a meaningful return on our investment by believing in their capabilities to create positive change.”
About the Healthier Together Initiative
Healthier Together is a resident-led, community-driven, grantmaking approach developed by Palm Health Foundation, Palm Beach County’s community foundation for health. This strategic initiative convenes residents to address a variety of social, economic and environmental factors that affect health outcomes. Healthier Together empowers residents to create their own solutions to make positive, healthy changes in the neighborhoods where they live, work and play.
About Palm Health Foundation
Palm Health Foundation is Palm Beach County’s community foundation for health. With the support of donors and a focus on results, the foundation builds strong community partnerships, respects diverse opinions, advocates for its most vulnerable neighbors and inspires innovative solutions to lead change for better health now and for generations to come. The foundation supports health equity for Palm Beach County residents of all backgrounds, heritage, education, incomes and states of well-being. Palm Health Foundation has invested more than $83 million in Palm Beach County health since 2001. For more information about Palm Health Foundation, visit palmhealthfoundation.org or call (561) 833-6333.