Grants between $35,000 and $160,000 were awarded to five local organizations that will drive education and community outreach efforts, help identify barriers to care and coordinate the delivery of tests. In selecting these recipients, the Foundation placed an emphasis on funding and partnering with trusted Black- and Hispanic-led groups already embedded in our communities. The recipients are:
Healthy Little Havana, a neighborhood coalition that promotes healthy living in Little Havana.
James Wilson Bridges, MD Medical Society, the South Florida chapter of the nation’s oldest Black medical association.
Centro Campesino, which advocates for and supports the economic advancement of farmworkers in Homestead and South Dade.
The Allapattah Collaborative Community Development Corporation, which works to ensure the equitable development of Miami’s Allapattah neighborhood by preventing the displacement of its small businesses and residents.
YMCA of South Florida, the well-known nonprofit that nurtures the potential of kids, promotes healthy living and fosters a sense of social responsibility, and which will expand the role of their community wealth workers to conduct outreach and support testing efforts in Broward County.