Introducing the Well Together Grant Awards Challenge

For all 30 of our years, the Winter Park Health Foundation 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 our ever-changing community health needs.

We are excited to announce our special grant initiative in commemoration of our 30th anniversary,
the Well Together Grant Awards Challenge.

What is the Well Together Grant Awards Challenge? Sparked by the Victory Cup Initiative (VCI) and designed in collaboration with VCI’s leadership, through our Well Together Grant Awards Challenge, the Winter Park Health Foundation will award $300,000 in 2024 among five local non-profit organizations — $50,000 to five organizations that compete in October for their share of an additional $50,000.

• Who can apply for the Well Together Grant Awards Challenge? If you are a 501c3 non-profit organization that is currently serving or is poised to serve the communities of Eatonville, Maitland, and/or Winter Park, WPHF encourages you to apply for this exciting initiative. Eligibility requirements include:

• The ability to provide creative, impactful, and innovative solutions focused on Youth Mental Health, Diabetes/Pre-Diabetes, and/or Heart Health.

• Have a REVIEWED nonprofit search profile on the Central Florida Foundation website.

• Mandatory attendance at Storytelling Training Sessions.

• What is the timeline for the Well Together Grant Awards Challenge?
• April 15 – May 15, 2024: Application Period

• Mid-July 2024: An update on the status of their applications will be sent to all applicants. Five finalists will be selected to each receive a $50,000 grant towards their proposed projects and Victory Cup storytelling training to empower presentation and pitching skills.

• Late July – September 2024: Five finalist organizations will participate in the storytelling training that is a signature component of the Victory Cup Initiative.

• October 11, 2024: Five finalists will present their organization’s story and ideas to address the community health priorities at a showcase event hosted by WPHF at its Center for Health & Wellbeing. At this culminating event, the Foundation’s remaining $50,000 commitment to the Challenge will be awarded to outstanding finalist organizations and their creative ideas.