About Health Foundation of South Florida - What We Do



What we do

Our mission is to improve the health status of people in Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. This straightforward statement reflects our results-oriented approach to grantmaking. By funding providers and supporting programs to promote health and prevent disease, we make measurable and sustainable differences in the health and well-being of individuals and families.

We remain true to our mission by pursuing the following goals:

  • To increase the accessibility of quality, sustainable, community-based primary health services, including behavioral health, for all with a focus on the underserved
  • To promote healthy eating active communities and preventive health measures (testing/screening and referral)
  • To improve organizational effectiveness and efficiency among grantees and selected health and social service providers
  • To improve the effective delivery and efficiency of the health system for the poor and uninsured

    The bar is set high for these goals. And with every touch and each success, another South Floridian reaches their potential to lead a full and healthy life.


Geographic Areas Served by Grants
To see the geographic areas served by Health Foundation grants, you won't need to travel anywhere. Just a few clicks will enable you to visit areas served by our grants thanks to a new data visualization application developed by Foundation Center. Zero in on places that are important to you and see the work being done to improve health for local residents. The map brings philanthropic data to life so you can see what we are funding…and where.

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Sharing Results Through Pictures

Since its formation in 1993, Health Foundation of South Florida has been recognized on a local, state and national level for its work to improve health in Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. In 2007 the Foundation altered its course and embarked on a new direction in grantmaking. The goal was to affect positive change and impact by focusing on specific community health needs.


An extensive planning and strategy development process, which included a convening of community stakeholders, grantees, Foundation staff and Board members, led to the creation of four priority areas:  Healthy Eating Active Communities, Oral Health, Preventive Health Measures and Primary Care. These priority areas were used as a catalyst for the Foundation's five-year responsive grantmaking initiative.


A program evaluation of this initiative incorporated lessons learned and outcomes from our grantees, the true drivers of community impact. As a valued community partner, Health Foundation of South Florida shares this information with you. The infographics below represent each of the priority funding area investments made from 2008 to 2012.


Preventive Health Measures
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Primary Care
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Healthy Eating Active Communities
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Oral Health
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