Health Foundation of South Florida's roots trace back to 1960, when Cedars Medical Center of Miami (now University of Miami Hospital) was founded as a charitable hospital. It became a grantmaking foundation in 1993, when majority interest of the hospital was sold to Columbia /HCA Corporation. The Foundation received an endowment from the sale and was renamed Health Foundation of South Florida. In 2001, the Foundation sold its interest in the hospital and increased its endowment from approximately $50 million to over $130 million.
More than $115 million grantmaking dollars since its inception, Health Foundation continues to work with grantees, other organizations and funders, as we'll as local, state and national leaders to help prevent disease and improve health. By connecting what we know with what we do, the Foundation is able to support and inform efforts to tackle current challenges and advance health solutions.
Today, as throughout its history, Health Foundation of South Florida works to overcome the obstacles to better health. By continuing to be a catalyst for change, the Foundation makes our health system more effective and the health of Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe County residents more vibrant.