On #GivingTuesday AdventHealth announced it invested $1.9 million in 14 organizations throughout Central Florida that have been significantly impacted by the COVID pandemic, and also those addressing Central Florida’s greatest health needs: mental health services, food insecurity, access to care and community development.  These investments include $1 million in grants awarded annually by AdventHealth’s Community Coordinated Council, and an additional $837,500 in funding for organizations who identified needs specifically related to, or necessitated by, the COVID pandemic.

Daryl Tol, president and CEO of AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division, announced the grants on Facebook Live. He was joined by the Rev. Mary Lee Downey, CEO of the Community Hope Center, which is one of the recipients of the funding.

Additional non-profits to receive funding for 2021 include:

  1. CARES Referral and Communication Management System (Volusia/Flagler counties)
  2. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Volusia County
  3. The Open Door (Lake County)
  4. Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center (Orange County)
  5. Teen Challenge (Seminole County)
  6. One Heart for Women and Children (Orange County)
  7. Bliss Cares (Orange County)
  8. Adelantes Caminantes with Hope CommUnity Center (Orange County)
  9. No Limit Unit with No Limit Health and Education (Seminole County)
  10. Fresh Stop Veggie Rx and Diabetes Prevention Program (Orange County)
  11. Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness with Samaritan Resource Center (Orange County)
  12. Creating a Circle of Security with Early Learning Coalition of Orange County
  13. Dave’s House (Orange County)

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