Three West Florida Organizations to Address Economic Disparities Advance in $100,000 Challenge

GuideWell today selected three West Florida organizations to receive seed money to implement their innovative ideas to address economic disparities.

Enhancement Foundation for Community Driven Innovation, Highway Park Neighborhood Preservation (HPIP) and Palm River Family Services, were selected from a group of 8 regional innovators across West Florida to receive $5,000 in funding. They will also advance to GuideWell’s Growing Resilient Communities challenge finals in October for the opportunity to compete for a $40,000 state grand prize. Funds will be used to accelerate the development of their place-based approaches that focus on addressing economic inequities that exist in their respective local communities.

The three organizations from West Florida advancing to the state finals include:

GuideWell Issues $100K Challenge for Novel Approaches to Improve Economic Disparities

Everyone should have an equal opportunity to thrive in life no matter what zip code they reside in. But for people who live in places where economic and heatlh disparities are high, their chances of achieving optimal health and well-being diminish. That's why GuideWell is launching the Growing Resilient Communities statewide well-being challenge. The goal is to accelerate the development of place-based approaches focused on addressing economic disparities in underserved communities in Florida.