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    For Immediate Release – February 1, 2016
    Contact: Johnette Gindling
    Executive Director
    Space Coast Health Foundation


     Space Coast Health Foundation Awards Grants to Enhance Health in Brevard

    The Space Coast Health Foundation is a grant making organization benefiting the residents of Brevard County through collaborative projects to meet the healthcare needs of our community. The funds for the foundation came from the sale of Wuesthoff Health System in October 2010.  The specific community health care needs chosen for funding are determined through focus groups, one-on-one interviews with community representatives and quantitative research.

    For the 2014-2015 fiscal year, the foundation distributed grants totaling $1,320,193. This included a $1 million grant in partnership with Health First to Brevard Health Alliance for expanding access to care for individuals who do not have health insurance or have limited resources for health care.  The foundation also funded a special pilot project to help women without health insurance who are experiencing abnormal uterine bleeding receive the care they need to return to active, productive lives. The special pilot project was a collaborative effort between many health care providers in the county. The foundation refers to these grants as Venture Grants.  Venture Grants focus on key health care needs in Brevard County such as access to health care and are collaborative projects.

    In addition to the Venture Grants, the foundation also is pleased to announce its Pickett Responsive Grant awardee’s for the 2015 grant cycles. Pickett Responsive Grants enhance the health and or wellness of Brevard County residents through the work of the many wonderful organizations in our county.  The responsive grant process is named in honor of our first board chair, Fran Pickett, who played a significant role in the creation of the foundation.

     Congratulations to the 2015 Pickett Responsive Grant awardees:


    Program or Project

    Aging Matters in Brevard Bone Builder Program
    AMIkids Space Coast, Inc. Health Services for Incarcerated Youth
    Brevard C.A.R.E.S Behavior Support Management Program
    Brevard County Field of Dreams Special needs equipment/furnishings
    Brevard Zoo Nature Survival Skills Program
    Children’s Home Society of Florida Mental Health and Substance Abuse
    Circles of Care Severe emotionally disabled (SED) children’s support program
    Community Treatment Center Substance Abuse Program
    Daily Bread, Inc. Emergency Medical Expenses
    FL Department of Health Brevard County Dental Health and X-ray upgrades
    Girls on the Run Wellness through physical activity
    Greater Titusville Renaissance Wellness through physical activity
    Healthy Start Coalition Transportation to doctor’s appointments
    Helping Seniors of Brevard County Senior Information Network
    Maxwell C. King for the Performing Arts Extreme Health Challenge
    Preeclampsia Foundation Preeclampsia education
    Space Coast Volunteers in Medicine Electronic health record improvement access
    The M.O.R.G.A.N project Play options for special needs children
    The Salvation Army Domestic Violence Program
    The South Brevard Sharing Center Health and Hygiene Project
    United Way of Brevard Health Literacy Project