- AdventHealth is awarding more than $1.2 million to eight Central Florida non-profit organizations
- The group of organizations is working to offer a range of resources in the areas of mental health outreach, trauma de-escalation, veteran support, career counseling, and food insecurity
- AdventHealth released its annual Community Investment Report in July, detailing $1.31 billion spent in 2021 toward philanthropic and research initiatives
AdventHealth announced this week that it is distributing a collective $1.2 million to the recipients of its 2022 community impact grants, giving eight non-profit organizations the funds necessary to continue initiative efforts through 2023.
In Central Florida, the eight non-profit organizations are working to offer a range of programs and resources in the areas of mental health outreach, trauma de-escalation, veteran support, career counseling, and food insecurity.
AdventHealth’s recipients include New Image Youth Center, Matthew’s Hope Ministries, Pace Center for Girls, AMIKids Orlando, Camaraderie Foundation, The Children’s Home Society of Central Florida, Simeon Resource and Development Center for Men, Inc, and One Heart for Women and Children, Inc.
“AdventHealth’s dedication to providing whole-person care goes beyond our hospital walls and into the communities we serve,” said Tricia Smith-Edris, chief strategy of the AdventHealth Central Florida Division. “With the help of the community impact grants, these nonprofits are able to continue breaking down barriers, improving the health of residents across Central Florida.”
AdventHealth released its annual Community Investment Report in July, detailing $1.31 billion spent in 2021 toward philanthropic and research initiatives aimed at benefiting the Central Florida community.
The report covers AdventHealth’s 2021 investment in Flagler, Volusia, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Polk counties in areas like charity care, health research, education, and the support of local nonprofits addressing health challenges.
“There is a need for more access to resources across Central Florida as well as a vehicle to deliver important and timely information, especially for mental and behavioral health care. AdventHealth’s support will have a profound impact for several generations,” said Larry Williams, executive director of Simeon Resource and Development Center for Men, Inc. “With this grant, we will be able to accomplish our work, and the impact of our program will amplify in our community.”
A detailed breakdown of AdventHealth’s community spending from 2021 shows $109.96 million in charity care, $318.07 million in coverage shortfalls, $33.36 million in funding for community health services, $60.47 million in health professional education and research, $21.30 million in cash and in-kind contributions, $570.13 in capital investments, and $10.58 million for faith-based care.
AdventHealth’s Community Investment Report for 2022 is expected to be published midway through 2023.