Bayfront Health Awards Six Local Organizations for Community Grant Program

Bayfront Health(April 3, 2023) - Six Pinellas County organizations are recipients of Bayfront Health 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.

The grants help address the top three health needs as identified by the 2022 Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Community Health Needs Assessment which are:

  • Access to health and social services
  • Behavioral health (mental health and substance abuse)
  • Exercise, nutrition, and weight

As part of the requirements for submitting applications, initiatives must align with the assessment, which is conducted every three years. Comprehensive data collection and analysis are used to identify key health needs and issues in communities across the region.

The following organizations were awarded grants for their programs:

  • AIDS Service Association of Pinellas Inc. “EPIC Food and Personal Need Pantry” - $24,000
  • Daystar Life Center, Inc. “Seedlings to Neighbors” - $18,000
  • Feeding Tampa Bay, Inc. “Continuation of Food Rx at Johnnie Ruth Clarke Evara Health Clinic” - $25,000
  • Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services, Inc. “CALL: Community Assistance Life Liaison” - $25,000
  • Heels to Heal, Inc. “Heels to Heal Crisis Counseling Program” - $25,000
  • Homeless Empowerment Program “Healthcare Navigation and Evidence Based Wellness Training” - $50,000

“We are committed to fulfilling our mission to improve the health and quality of life of the people who live in the communities we serve.” said John Moore, President of Bayfront Health St. Petersburg. “Throughout Pinellas County, our team members contribute time and talent to assist organizations such as those represented in the Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Community Grant Program. This is just one of the several ways we provide support for the important work that is being done to address health and wellness needs across the Tampa Bay region.”

Photos of the event can be found here.



About Bayfront Health

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 $8.1 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 the St. Petersburg region – emergency services and trauma care.

Bayfront Health St. Petersburg is integral to the 3,238-bed Orlando Health system that includes 23 hospitals and emergency departments – 18 of which are currently operational with five coming soon. The system also includes nine specialty institutes, more than 100 adult and pediatric primary care practices, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility under the management of Acadia Healthcare, and more than 60 outpatient facilities that include imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, home healthcare services in partnership with LHC Group, and urgent care centers in partnership with FastMed Urgent Care.

More than 4,000 physicians, representing more than 100 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the Orlando Health system, which employs more than 25,000 team members and more than 1,200 physicians.

Orlando Health’s Graduate Medical Education (GME) program hosts more than 350 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 FY22, Orlando Health served nearly 142,000 inpatients and 3.9 million outpatients. The healthcare system provided more than $782 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 in FY 21, the most recent period for which this information is available. Additional information can be found at, or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @orlandohealth.

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