Fiscal Year 2018 Grantees

Palm Health Foundation's Investment in Palm Beach County Health for 2018


Collaborative Grantmaking

American Cancer Society ($100,000)

Funding supports the Cancer Prevention, Education and Early Detection Program in Palm Beach County. It provides low-income, at-risk individuals evidence-based interventions that raise awareness, offer education and provide transportation to cancer screenings.


El Sol Neighborhood Resource Center/AmeriCorps VISTA program ($30,000)

Funding supports local positions in the AmeriCorps VISTA program, a national service program designed to fight poverty. Locally, the VISTAS help to advance the collective vision of Healthier Together communities in Palm Beach County.


Florida Atlantic University Inter-Professional Education Collaborative ($50,000)

Funding enables medical and nursing students in Palm Beach County to assess their inter-professional knowledge and team-based clinical skills. 


Granted Rent at Palm Healthcare Pavilion ($261,760)

Funding supports office space for NAMI PBC (National Alliance for Mental Illness), Health Professions Simulation Center at FAU and the Volunteer Nurse Corps of Palm Beach County


Hanley Foundation for Project C4OPE ($50,000)

The Alice Busch Gronewaldt Fund at Palm Health Foundation supports Hanley Foundation’s Project C4 OPE (Connect for Overdose Prevention and Education). This educational forum series provides support and resources for families in the Opioid Crisis.


Northwest Community Consortium (NCCI) ($50,000)

Funding provides healthcare access, health education and literacy to the uninsured and underinsured in the northwest neighborhood of West Palm Beach. Services are led by a faithbased community nurse who provides screenings, education, care coordination and linkages to needed resources.


Palm Beach Atlantic University Volunteer Nurse Corps ($100,000)

The Volunteer Nurse Corps is a program that helps residents in Palm Beach County who are struggling to care for themselves. The corps is comprised of working, retired and student nurses who volunteer their time to connect vulnerable populations to resources and education. 


Palm Beach County Medical Society/Response to the Opioid Crisis ($25,000)

Funding from the B.J. & Paula Harris Fund at Palm Health Foundation supports the medical society’s project assisting physicians to establish prescribing practices, standards of care, treatment options and recovery supports for their patients who require opioids.


Palm Health Foundation Nursing Scholarships-George Snow Scholarship Fund ($150,000)

Funding provides for undergraduate and graduate nursing students in Palm Beach County to pursue their career aspirations. The George Snow Scholarship Fund administers the scholarships, leverages additional resources and supports the students.


Palm Health Foundation Nursing Scholarships-George Snow Scholarship Fund ($10,000)

The B.J. & Paula Harris Fund at Palm Health Foundation supports nursing scholarships administered by the George Snow Scholarship Fund.


South Florida Science Center & Aquarium, Inc. ($43,216)

Funding from the Marmot Donor Advised Fund at Palm Health Foundation provides general operating support for the South Florida Science Center & Aquarium.


University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (Boca Raton Office) ($43,216)

Funding from the Marmot Donor Advised Fund at Palm Health Foundation provides general operating support for Dr. Raul Mitrani’s research specializing in clinical cardiac electrophysiology.



Better Health Networks

We bring people together to explore new possibilities for learning and create unique ways to address the social and economic factors that determine health.


Achievement Center for Children and Families/Healthier Delray Beach ($200,000)

This funding supports Healthier Delray Beach with a mission to serve as a trusted advocate for the behavioral health needs of its residents by creating awareness, encouraging acceptance and equity, and developing a system of care.


American Heart Association ($2,500)

Funding supported the Cycle Nation program to raise awareness of the importance of physical fitness to heart health.


Alpert Jewish Family & Children Services/Mental Health First Aid Coalition ($20,000)

Funding supports the coordination and delivery of the evidence-based Mental Health First Aid Program that teaches participants how to identify and respond to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems.


Be Well PBC ($35,000)

Funding supports strategic plan/capacity building for a new Collective Impact Behavioral Health Initiative that will focus on families and children in Palm Beach County.


Catholic Charities ($670)

Funding supports faith-based nursing certification and mentoring programs.


Community Partners/Healthier Glades ($200,000)

The mission of Healthier Glades is to assist residents in coping with life’s stressors and creating a sense of mental wellbeing that will positively impact the Glades communities. Funding provides financial support and resources to help neighborhoods make positive, healthy changes. 



Community Partners/Healthier Neighbors ($200,000)

This Healthier Together initiative in northern West Palm Beach/Riviera Beach is focusing on behavioral health by addressing trauma and violence; access to healthy foods; and engaging the faith-based community.


Community Partners/Healthier Lake Worth ($200,000)

Healthier Lake Worth has a mission to improve the behavioral health of its residents by improving the cleanliness and safety of its neighborhoods and to promote healthy behaviors.


Diabetes Coalition of Palm Beach County ($18,950)

Funding supports capacity building, data collection and a leadership position for this voluntary alliance of healthcare organizations and community partners working together to prevent diabetes and improve the lives of people living with the disease.


The EJS Project/SenseMaker Project ($20,500)

Funding is for the SenseMaker tool that is used for gathering community perceptions and conducting field research in the Healthier Together communities.


Jupiter Medical Center/Healthier Jupiter ($200,000)

Healthier Jupiter’s initiative addresses health and quality of life issues starting with diabetes prevention and management. Funding provides financial support and resources to help the neighborhoods make positive, healthy changes.


Leadership Palm Beach County/Leadership Breakthroughs Summit ($12,500)

Palm Health Foundation and Quantum Foundation joined together to sponsor a “mental health in the workplace” track. Funds provided training for 100 professionals to attend Mental Health First Aid, a course that teaches participants how to identify and respond to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems.


Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County ($6,200)

Funding supported a national certification training for peer specialists.


Open Table ($41,200)

Funding supports specialist training and expenses to roll out the evidence-based program, “Open Table” that brings together “tables” comprised of local leaders, members of the faith community and health experts to support families whose daily lives are challenged by the actions of a family member who has diagnosed mental health conditions.


Pathways to Prosperity/Healthier Boynton Beach ($200,000)

Healthier Boynton Beach seeks to make the lives of family caregivers easier. Funding provides financial support for education, resources and access to services.


Racial Equity Institute ($12,640)

Funding supported training with a goal to create racially equitable organizations and systems. Training took place in the Glades and Riviera Beach.


Rapid Results Institute-Opioid Abuse Pilot Project ($79,722)

Funding supported the coordination and implementation of a collaborative partnership in Palm Beach County with a goal to find new ways to address the opioid epidemic and get results in 100 days.


Resident Leadership Conference ($10,529)

Funding provided a one-day conference to strengthen leadership skills for residents and community leaders involved in Healthier Together initiatives in Palm Beach County.


Tamarack Institute ($10,263)

Funding enabled individuals in leadership roles in the Healthier Together initiatives an opportunity to attend international conferences to network and expand their knowledge of collective impact work.


T. Leroy Jefferson Foundation ($8,600)

Funding provided capacity building for the organization to fulfill its mission to improve the quality of life for underserved populations in Palm Beach County.