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Many thanks to latest foundation supporter

We have to send out a big thank you today to Quantum Foundation.

Quantum, based in West Palm Beach, sent word that it is donating $5,000 to our current fund drive, aimed at helping us obtain the $25,000 in matching funds another foundation has put on the table.

But we still need to raise about $15,000. Luckily, we've been allowed another month to raise it.

We have been blessed with generous foundation grants this year from a number of community and health foundations around the state, including:

  • Health Foundation of South Florida, based in Miami. HFSF is our fiscal sponsor, providing our bookkeeping and tax-exempt status to enable us to bring in grants and donations.
  • Winter Park Health Foundation, in the Orlando area.
  • Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice.
  • Jesse Ball duPont Fund, based in Jacksonville.
  • John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, based in Miami.
  • Dade Community Foundation, on behalf of Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation.

The Knight Foundation provided more than $300,000 over two years in matching grants. It is this matching grant that we have to raise the final $25,000 to bring in. 
There are two ways to donate:

Online: Visit and click "Donate" to contribute via PayPal using a credit card.  

By mail: Make checks payable to Health Foundation of South Florida and write Health News Florida in the “for” line. Send to:

Health Foundation of South Florida
Attention: Debra Johnson
One Biscayne Tower
2 South Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 1710
Miami, FL 33131

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Carol Gentry, founder and special correspondent of Health News Florida, has four decades of experience covering health finance and policy, with an emphasis on consumer education and protection.