As part of Orlando Health’s ongoing commitment to be engaged and involved in Central Florida, the organization recently awarded grants to 18 local organizations through its community grant program to assist in coordinating, enriching and supporting efforts that help promote health and wellness in the community. Two of those organizations were from Osceola County, Hope Partnership, and Osceola Community Health Services. 

In 2024, Orlando Health awarded nearly $600,000 total.

“It is our honor and privilege each year to award grants to organizations who are making strides in Central Florida when it comes to health and wellness,” said Lainie Fox Ackerman, assistant vice president, Orlando Health External Affairs and Community Benefit. “Investing in these incredible partners is another step forward in building a healthier Central Florida.”

The 2024 recipients are as follows:

  • Camaraderie Foundation
  • Central Florida Community Arts
  • Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida
  • Find, Feed & Restore
  • Foundation for Orange County Public Schools
  • Hearts, Hands and Hope
  • Hope CommUnity Center
  • Hope Partnership
  • The Howard Phillips Center for Children and Families
  • Libby’s Legacy Breast Cancer Foundation
  • Orange Blossom Family Health
  • Osceola Community Health Services
  • Quest
  • Readmission Advocates Collaborating in Healthcare (REACH)
  • Servant’s Heart International Ministry
  • United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties
  • United Against Poverty Orlando
  • Winter Park Day Nursery
  • Zebra Youth

Recipients were honored at a ceremony at Exploria Stadium, home of Orlando City Soccer Club and Orlando Pride, where Orlando Health serves as the official medical team. As part of the celebration, Orlando Health officially presented recipients with their checks and told impactful stories about each organization. Central Florida Community Arts, one of the grant recipients, also performed a series of holidays songs for attendees.

Orlando Health team members at The Howard Phillips Center for Children and Families and Readmission Advocates Collaborating in Healthcare (REACH) also received grants for projects that extend care beyond the hospital walls.