Healthy Central Florida Awards $25,000 in Grants


In its fourth round of Health Innovation grants, Healthy Central Florida (HCF) — a community-based partnership established by the Winter Park Health Foundation and Florida Hospital — to transform our community into the healthiest in the nation — awarded $27,500 to 12 outstanding projects. A community workshop in May featured two national thought leaders and nearly 160 attendees submitted 38  grant applications. This year the grants focused on two of HCF’s four focus areas: Get Active – physical activity promotion (primarily walking and walkability) and Eat Healthy – healthy food access and consumption.

InnitiativeGrant20160598-300x189After careful review of both the criteria for judging (reach, sustainability, innovation or ability to pilot an idea that could spread) and the strength of the overall application, a panel of independent judges selected 12 diverse projects that will most benefit the residents of HCF target communities, primarily serving Eatonville, Maitland and Winter Park residents.

WPHF is pleased to congratulate the HCF 2016 grant recipients:

(listed in alphabetical order by name of project followed by grantee organization and target audience)

  1. Brain Fitness Club, First United Methodist Church of Winter Park  (all communities)
  2. Trails and Walk/Bike Connections, Maitland Middle School Walk n’ Roll Committee (all communities)
  3. Corrine Calming Coalition Streetscape Improvements, Corrine Calming Coalition (Winter Park/Orlando and all road users)
  4. Farmer’s Market in Eatonville, Positive Flow Foundation (Eatonville)
  5. Fleet Fruits in Eatonville, IDEAS for Us  (Eatonville)
  6. Gardening and Healthy Eating, Early Learning Coalition of Orange County  (all communities)
  7. Meadows on the Move, Center for Multicultural and Wellness Prevention  (Eatonville)
  8. Skate in Schools Program, Winter Park 9th Grade Center  (Winter Park)
  9. Tyke Hikes, Mead Gardens  (all park visitors)
  10. Walking and Biking Map Cards, City of Winter  Park  (all residents and visitors to Winter Park)
  11. Walk With Me, No Limit Health and Education  (Eatonville)
  12. Cultural Dance Workshop, Haitian American Art Network (all communities)