St. Petersburg, FL – (January 10, 2022) – Today Bayfront Health St. Petersburg officially launched the Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Community Grant Program. The program offers competitive grants to assist local organizations and hospital team members in their efforts to improve health and wellness in the region.
“We have prioritized supporting our local community since day one,” said John Moore, president, Bayfront Health St. Petersburg. “We see this program as another way to positively impact our neighbors and address some of the significant health needs across the county.”
The program will award grants that help address the top three health needs as identified by the 2018 Pinellas County Community Health Assessment, which are:
- Improved access to care
- Mental health and substance abuse
- Built environment/access to transportation
The submission process for organizations interested in applying for a grant occurs in two phases. Applicants must first submit a letter of intent to apply by January 21, 2022, through the form found on Bayfront Health St. Petersburg’s Community Grant Program website Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Community Grant Program (bayfrontstpete.com). Once the application is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email from the Community Benefit Team.
A limited number of applicants who receive an invitation to participate in the second phase of the process will then submit a grant proposal by February 25, 2022. Applicants can apply for grants between $500 and $50,000.
Grant winners will be notified and funds disbursed in March to cover program implementation April 2022 – March 2023. Grantees will be required to demonstrate the community impact of their programs at the end of the implementation term.
As part of the requirements for submitting applications, initiatives must align with the 2018 Pinellas County Community Health Assessment, which is conducted every three years. The assessment uses comprehensive data collection and analysis to identify key health needs and issues in communities across the region. For additional information on the Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Community Grant Program, contact CommunityBenefit@OrlandoHealth.com.
About Bayfront Health St. Petersburg
The 480-bed Bayfront Health St. Petersburg was founded in 1910. It was acquired October 1, 2020 by Orlando Health, a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $7.1 billion of assets under management. The hospital’s areas of clinical excellence include heart and vascular, surgical services, rehabilitation services, neurosciences, maternity care and – as home to the only state-accredited Level Two Adult Trauma Center in Pinellas County – emergency services and trauma care.
Bayfront Health St. Petersburg is integral to the 3,200-bed Orlando Health system which serves the southeastern United States through 15 wholly-owned hospitals and emergency departments; rehabilitation services, cancer and heart institutes, imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, physician offices for adults and pediatrics, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility, home healthcare services in partnership with LHC Group, and urgent care centers in partnership with CareSpot Urgent Care. Nearly 4,200 physicians, representing more than 80 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the system, which employs nearly 22,000 team members.
As a statutory teaching healthcare organization, Orlando Health hosts more than 325 residents and fellows including more than 40 who are enrolled at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg’s OB/GYN, Family Medicine, Sports Medicine and Pharmacy programs.
In FY20, Orlando Health served nearly 150,000 inpatients and nearly 3.1 million outpatients. During that same time period, the organization provided approximately $760 million in total value to the communities it serves in the form of charity care, community benefit programs and services, community building activities and more. Additional information can be found at https://www.bayfrontstpete.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.