Fiscal Year 2016 Grantees

Palm Healthcare Foundation's Investment in Palm Beach County Health for 2016



211 Palm Beach Treasure Coast, Inc.

Funds provided create 211 customized community resource directories utilized for the foundation’s Healthier Together targeted communities. 
Awarded in June, 2016

$10,000



American Cancer Society, Inc.

Cancer Prevention, Education and Early Detection in Palm Beach County
The funding expands resources to educate patients on cancer prevention and early detection with a focus on nutrition, physical activity and tobacco cessation.
Awarded in September, 2015

$81,513.00

 

Blue Ridge Institute Development Fund, Inc. 

Capacity Building for Executive Leadership
Awarded in April, 2016

$2,500
 

Cancer Alliance of Help and Hope, Inc.

Patient Financial Support Program
Funding supports Palm Beach County residents undergoing cancer treatments with living expenses, health insurance, car payments, food and other basic necessities.
Awarded in September, 2015

$2,500

 

Caridad Center, Inc.

Equipment and Supplies for Vision Center - Donor Advised Fund
The BJ and Paula Harris Donor Advised Fund at Palm Healthcare Foundation will provide equipment and supplies for a four-room vision clinic at the Caridad Center, the largest free clinic in Florida.
Awarded in June, 2016

$30,000

 

Caridad Center, Inc. 

Racial Equity Institute 
Through Healthier Together, there is an increasing awareness that racism, discrimination and feelings of isolation contribute to health disparities in Palm Beach County and impacts collaborative work. Funding provides an opportunity for Healthier Together community members to attend a two-day Racial Equity Institute workshop. 
Awarded in April, 2016

$12,000

 

Caridad Center, Inc. 

Prevention, Education and Treatment Program
Funding supports the Prevention, Education and Treatment Program for high-risk diabetic Haitian and Hispanic patients to learn healthy lifestyles, exercise, nutrition and chronic disease prevention and management.
Awarded in September, 2015

$35,000

 

Clinics Can Help

Support for Capital Campaign - Donor Advised Fund
The BJ and Paula Harris Donor Advised Fund at Palm Healthcare Foundation provides partial funding for a permanent site for this organization. Clinics Can Help donates surplus medical equipment and supplies to Palm Beach County children and adults in need. 
Awarded in June, 2016

$40,000

 

Community Child Care Center of Delray Beach, Inc.

Healthier Delray Beach - Behavioral Health Education, Awareness and Access Initiative
This Healthier Together grant supports programmatic strategies to address behavioral health issues. Healthier Delray Beach is committed to addressing the stigma associated with behavioral health and to training residents and professionals on evidence-based practices for children and families who live in Delray Beach.
Awarded in April, 2016

$200,000

 

Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Inc. 

Great Give 2016
Funding provides matching funds to support local nonprofit organizations through this collaborative county-wide campaign.
Awarded in April, 2016

$10,000

 

El Sol Jupiter's Neighborhood Resource Center

Sunshine Community Garden 
This grant supports the Sunshine Community Garden that offers growing plots for individuals and families, healthy foods, a place for moderate physical activity and excess food that supplements El Sol’s lunch program and food pantry.
Awarded in September, 2015

$25,000

 

Florida Atlantic University, College of Business

Development, implementation and management of an Elder-Care Services Learning Community in Palm Beach County
Funding supports the roll-out of a learning community comprised of elder-care service providers in Palm Beach County to improve communications and coordination of care.
Awarded in June, 2016

$50,000

 

Florida Atlantic University Simulation Center

Enhancement of a Simulation Training Program that trains family caregivers and home health aides
Funding supports the INTERACT program that trains family caregivers and home health aides to learn skills, identify appropriate and necessary interventions and report clinical changes to other healthcare providers.
Awarded in June, 2016

$50,000

 

Fred and Gladys Alpert Jewish Family & Children's Services of Palm Beach

Mental Health First Aid: An Integrated Community Model
Funding supports the creation and coordination of an integrated community model to introduce the international, evidence-based Mental Health First Aid Program throughout Palm Beach County. The program teaches participants how to recognize and respond to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems.
Awarded June, 2016

$80,000

 

Genesis Community Health, Inc.

Diabetes Coalition of Palm Beach County-Diabetes Prevention and Management Program
Funding supports the Diabetes Coalition of Palm Beach County with a mission to prevent diabetes and improve the lives of people living with the disease, and those who are touched by it, through education, awareness, quality services, management and advocacy.
Awarded April, 2016

$10,000
 

 

George Snow Scholarship Fund, Inc. 

Palm Healthcare Foundation Nursing Scholarship Program
Funding supports undergraduate and graduate nursing student scholarships in Palm Beach County. The George Snow Scholarship Fund will manage and monitor the scholarship awards.
Awarded April, 2016

$200,000

 

Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation, Inc. 

General Support - Donor Advised Fund
The William E. Flaherty Donor Advised Fund provides general operating support for end-of-life care.
Awarded in April, 2016

$25,000

 

Housing Partnership, Inc.

Funding supports a facilitated health dialogue in Lake Worth & the Glades communities named Health Dialogue to Action (HDTA) 
Awarded in June, 2016

$26,000

 

Housing Partnership, Inc.

Healthier Together Leadership Conference in 2016
Funding provided a one-day Collective Impact conference to strengthen Healthier Together communities’ knowledge and skills for effective resident engagement, goal-setting and concrete action steps
Awarded in June, 2016

$35,000

 

Housing Partnership, Inc.

This organization serves as the fiscal agent for the Healthier Together collaboration between the cities of Northern West Palm Beach and Riviera Beach with a goal to improve the overall behavioral health of their residents.  Known as Healthier Neighbors, this Healthier Together initiative will work to find solutions to behavioral health issues in its neighborhoods.
Awarded April, 2016

$200,000

 

Jupiter Medical Center Foundation

This organization serves as the fiscal agent for the Healthier Jupiter initiative. This Healthier Together initiative is addressing health and quality of life issues starting with diabetes prevention and management. 
Awarded April, 2016

$200,000

 

MyClinic

Capital Campaign- Donor Advised Fund
The BJ and Paula Harris Fund at Palm Healthcare Foundation supports a capital campaign to build a permanent building on the site of this not- for-profit, free clinic that provides primary medical care and urgent care dental referrals to low income, uninsured residents of Palm Beach County. 
Awarded in June, 2016

$25,000

 

Northwest Community Consortium, Inc.

Health & Wellness Model for Faith Based Communities -- Phase II
Funding supports the implementation of a program to increase access to healthcare, provide health education and literacy and provide Mental Health First Aid Training in the Northwest Community of West Palm Beach in an effort to strengthen the health of the residents and revitalize the neighborhood. 
Awarded in June, 2016

$75,000

 

Palm Beach Atlantic University, Inc.

Online Healthcare Orientation (HCStudentsFL.org)
The School of Nursing at Palm Beach Atlantic University will take over responsibility, maintenance and development of this student orientation website that provides a standardized orientation for students completing clinical rotations at Palm Beach County healthcare facilities.
Awarded in June, 2016

$22,500

 

Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBAU)

Volunteer Nursing Corps Implementation
This grant supports the establishment of the Volunteer Nurse Corps, administered by Palm Beach Atlantic University’s School of Nursing. The corps is a group of nursing faculty, nursing students and nurses working in Palm Beach County, who focus on care for vulnerable populations by providing health information, education and a helping hand to individuals who are leaving acute care settings to live in their homes.
Awarded in September, 2015

$125,000

 

Palm Beach Cancer Institute Foundation/ Sari Asher Center for Integrative Care

General Support - Donor Advised Fund
Funds from the Gary Levin Patient Scholarship Fund held at Palm Healthcare Foundation support cancer patients who are unable to pay for therapeutic treatments and therapies that help reduce symptoms and improve the quality of daily living.
Awarded in June, 2016

$5,000

 

Palm Beach County Food Bank 

Nutrition Driven Mobile Food Pantry
Funding supports a mobile food pantry that distributes fresh and healthy food with an education component to residents in low-income/limited access areas.
Awarded in April, 2016

$10,000 
 

Palm Beach County Youth for Christ (PBCYFC)

Journey to Holistic Health and Wellness: Body, Mind, Spirit
Funding provides programs for parents and their children that focus on physical and emotional health and wellness and parenting skills. Funding provides “Mom Manuals” that have medical and resource information for both parents and children.
Awarded in September, 2015

$50,000

 

Pathways to Prosperity, Inc. 

Healthier Boynton Beach - Family Caregiver Support and Education
This organization serves as the fiscal agent for the Healthier Boynton Beach initiative. This Healthier Together initiative that addresses family caregiving challenges is seeking ways to better support family caregivers and their loved ones who have chronic health conditions and need assistance. 
Awarded in April, 2016

$200,000

 

Quantum House, Inc. 

Welcome Home Capital Campaign/General Operating Support – Donor Advised Fund
The Gronewaldt Fund B partially supports the expansion of the existing facility with 20 additional rooms to offer supportive home-like care to lessen the burden for families whose children are receiving treatment in Palm Beach County for serious medical conditions.
Awarded in April, 2016

$50,000

 

Sari Center

General Support - DAF
The Cancer Support Program at Sari Center provides navigation, education and access to resources and therapies not otherwise readily available to cancer patients in Palm Beach County.
Awarded in June, 2016

$5,000

 

South Florida Science Center & Aquarium, Inc.

Our Body: The Universe Within
The foundation is partnering with The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium to present this exhibit that aligns with the foundation’s philosophy that community engagement and education can lead to our residents’ ability to live healthier lifestyles.
Awarded in June, 2016

$15,000 from FY 2016 Grants Budget, $60,000 from FY 2017 Grants Budget

 

The Glades Initiative, Inc.

Cooking Matters Nutritional Education in Haitian Creole
Funding enables the organization to translate the Cooking Matters Nutrition Education Program materials into Haitian Creole. The course teaches food-insecure residents how to prepare healthy meals on a low budget.
Awarded in June, 2016

$3,000

 

Truth Point Church 

Homeless Resources Supplies ("Love Bags")
Funding provides bags full of nutritional items along with health and hygiene products to Palm Beach County’s homeless population.
Awarded in September, 2015  

$10,000

 

Wellington Cares, Inc.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Funding supports volunteer training sessions, materials, background checks and gift cards to enable the program to reach its goal of allowing seniors in Wellington to stay in their homes with the support of volunteers who offer free, non-medical services to the 65+community.
Awarded in June, 2016

$2,500

 

Young People In Recovery (YPR)
 

Palm Beach County Technical Assistance Program
Funding helps Palm Beach County chapters expand their work to conduct free housing, education and employment workshops to young people in recovery.
Awarded in February, 2016

$20,000