For 30 years, the Winter Park Health Foundation has been a leader, innovator, collaborator, and investor in improving the health of Central Florida residents – especially those who reside in the communities of Eatonville, Maitland and Winter Park.

In this video, you’ll travel from 1994 to present day with us and explore a few of the major ways the Foundation has made a difference, across six eras and several evolutions, changing community needs, rising critical issues, and unprecedented challenges.  

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.

In March of 2024, we announced our special 30th anniversary funding initiative, the Well Together Grant Awards Challenge, Sparked by the Victory Cup Initiative. WPHF sought project proposals focused on solutions to youth mental health, diabetes/prediabetes, and heart health, from non-profit partners serving or poised to serve the communities of Eatonville, Maitland, and Winter Park. 
With interest from more than 400 local nonprofit partners and more than 40 submitted applications, we collaborated with 40 community evaluators who had the difficult task of reviewing and scoring a set of Challenge applications. From that evaluation process, five finalist organizations were selected and announced on July 10.  Congratulations to:

Center for Change

Central Florida Vocal Arts

Grace Medical Home

New Hope for Kids

UCF Foundation
These finalist organizations each received a $50,000 grant toward their project proposals, will participate in Victory Cup storytelling training, and finally, will leverage those new skills at an October 11 competition for additional, unrestricted grant dollars at WPHF’s Center for Health & Wellbeing. 

Waving a Banner for WPHF’s Major Accomplishments Across the Past Three Decades

Our eras – and the projects and issues we focused on during each — tell the story of our impact since 1994. Below, you’ll discover more about those projects and issues, and understand how we’ve evolved since our founding.