WPHF Announces its Well Together Grant Awards Challenge, Will Award $300,000 in Community Funding in 2024

by [email protected]
March 8, 2024

For all 30 of its years, the Winter Park Health Foundation (WPHF) has led with innovation, investing in the health and wellbeing of the communities of Eatonville, Maitland, and Winter Park through a creative mix of initiatives, facilities, programs, and grants. To date, WPHF has invested more than 131 million dollars in grant funding to projects and organizations that marry impact and innovation and that create solutions for local community health needs.

In commemoration of its 30th anniversary year, the Foundation will award $300,00 to local non-profit organizations in 2024 through the Well Together Grant Awards Challenge. The Challenge seeks creative, innovative, and impactful proposals from local non-profit organizations focused on solutions for issues important to the communities of Eatonville, Maitland, and Winter Park: youth mental health; diabetes and pre-diabetes; and heart health. An application for the Challenge will open in April.

Community evaluators – local community champions and business leaders who participate in the process by reviewing and scoring a set of Challenge applications – will identify five finalist organizations that will each receive a $50,000 grant for their proposed solutions. At an October showcase event hosted by WPHF at its Center for Health & Wellbeing, these finalists will pitch their organizations and creative ideas in a competition for the Foundation’s remaining $50,000 commitment to the Challenge.

The Well Together Grant Awards Challenge, Sparked by the Victory Cup Initiative, is being designed in collaboration with the Victory Cup’s leadership. Like Victory Cup, finalists in the Well Together Grant Awards Challenge will receive coaching from local experts to empower storytelling and pitching skills.

To learn more about the Well Together Grant Awards Challenge, please visit www.wphf.org/welltogetherchallenge.

Media Contact
Lindsay Kist
Senior Director, Community Impact & Engagement
Winter Park Health Foundation
[email protected] | 407.644.2300

About the Winter Park Health Foundation
Since 1994, the Winter Park Health Foundation (WPHF) has focused on improving health in the communities of Winter Park, Maitland, and Eatonville. Through ongoing data collection and monitoring trends, our team identifies health issues and needs. Our strategy is to engage partners and empower residents to support healthy behaviors; address barriers to health; create healthy habits where people live, learn, work and play; and make health a priority. Learn more at www.wphf.org.

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