Access to Quality Care and Services


Organizations with evidence-based health & wellness initiatives  |  Organizations that focus on specialized health needs in our community

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The Nurture Place (2021) received a $150,000 grant to purchase property for a permanent home in west Orange County. The Nurture Place provides mental-health counseling and wellness programming for children and families in west Orange County.



Victim Service Center (2021) was awarded a $9,500 grant to cover leasing expenses for a new West Orange satellite office to provide services for victims of sexual assault, violent crime and other traumatic circumstances.



Foundation for a Healthier West Orange (2021) received a $500,000 grant to establish on-site technology tools for residents to access health and wellness programming, information and resources throughout west Orange County.



Cornerstone Hospice (2020), which received a $25,000 grant for its COVID-19 Emergency Fund. The Fund was created to help the organization cover unexpected costs for protective supplies, equipment and technology, and support its most vulnerable residents by helping them purchase groceries and pay utility bills.



Orlando Health Center for Rehabilitation (2016) was awarded $24.5 million for a new 100-bed skilled nursing facility on the Health Central campus that will include a 60-bed rehabilitation unit and a 40-bed Alzheimer’s unit. When complete, the facility will provide national-level resources for compassionate Alzheimer’s care and family support in an attractive and secure setting.



Orlando Health, Horizon West Campus (2016) was awarded $29.7 million for a 70,000-square foot building with a freestanding emergency department, outpatient diagnostics and laboratory services, offices for primary care physicians and specialists, and a human performance and wellness center. It will combine high-tech with high-touch to provide patients in this growing area the most advanced medical care available.



Orlando Health-UF Health Cancer Center (2016) was awarded $21 million toward the construction of a 30,000 square-foot comprehensive cancer center with expanded, close-to-home clinical programs and services for family, caregivers and patients.



Orlando Health-Health Central Hospital (2014) was awarded $13.8 million ($3.45 million over four years) to partially fund a 40 patient-room expansion. This project set the stage for further development of specialized services, provided private rooms for all patients and enabled the hospital to serve a growing West Orange community.

The hospital was awarded (2014) $120,000 to partner with Orange County Public Schools to create Learning Gardens in local elementary schools to teach K-5 kids about healthy food and nutrition choices, and grow their own gardens.

The hospital was awarded (2013) $25 million to expand its emergency department to accommodate increasing demand for care; and (2013) $8.2 million to support the hospital’s ability to optimize its Medicaid reimbursements rates and provide additional services to the community.



Cornerstone Hospice (2017) was awarded $1.25 million to support construction of the Cornerstone Hospice Care Center at the Orlando Health Center for Rehabilitation. The new 10-bed wing will bring access to quality end-of-life services to residents of West Orange County.



Shepherd’s Hope (2021), which provides free acute and specialty-care medical services, education and wellness programs to uninsured and underinsured residents, was awarded a $3 million endowment grant, the largest endowment gift in the organization’s 24-year history.

The organization was awarded $216,225 (2018) to purchase equipment and supplies for its high-demand free health clinics in Winter Garden and Ocoee; and a $1 million (2016) matching grant for capital construction its 10,000 square-foot medical clinic and administrative space on 9th Street in Winter Garden.

The organization was also awarded $7,500 (2015) for continuing education and $636,699.23 (2013) to help cover the costs of healthcare services to medically underserved and uninsured residents.



UCF College of Nursing (2018) was awarded $62,000 to support a partnership with Shepherd’s Hope that places nursing students in clinics in Ocoee and Winter Garden. In addition to serving low-income families with no insurance, the students are working together and with community leaders to address specific health issues like adult smoking and substance abuse.



Community Health Centers (2018) was awarded $250,000 to expand its optometry services in Winter Garden, enabling its physicians to serve more patients each year. The expansion includes two optometry testing rooms and patient rooms, and four new optometry machines to screen for glaucoma, cataracts and conditions caused by chronic illnesses like diabetes.



Organizations with evidence-based health & wellness initiatives  |  Organizations that focus on specialized health needs in our community

Grant Policies  |  Eligibility  |  Application