Orlando Health Opens Community Grant Program To Central Florida

ORLANDO – Orlando Health has opened the 2024 cycle of the Orlando Health Community Grant Program. As part of its ongoing commitment to Central Florida, the program offers competitive grants to assist local organizations and Orlando Health team members in their efforts to improve health and wellness in the region.

These grants are one way that Orlando Health is investing back into the Central Florida region by supporting important work that enhances the community. Grant recipients receive funding for programs that address needs identified in the 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). Many of the programs that receive grants assist families and residents who are facing food insecurity, health inequities, socioeconomic challenges and have limited access to healthcare services.

“Several Central Florida organizations are doing great work for local families and the Orlando Health Community Grant program is just one way our healthcare system invests back into our community,” said Lainie Fox Ackerman, assistant vice president of external affairs and community benefit at Orlando Health. “This is just one of the several ways we provide support for the important work that is being done to address health and wellness needs across Central Florida.”

The submission process for organizations interested in applying takes place in two phases. The first phase requires applicants to submit a letter of intent. The deadline to submit is Friday, June 23, 2023. Letters can be submitted through the form found online.

Applicants are encouraged to request grants between the suggested amounts of $500 and $50,000. A limited number of applicants will receive an invitation to participate in the second phase of the process requiring the submission of a grant proposal by Friday, August 18, 2023. Applicants chosen to receive funding will be notified in September 2023.