Who We Are

Our Tagline: 

Leading Change for Better Health

Our Vision:

All Palm Beach County residents have an opportunity to reach their full health potential and thrive.


Who We Are:

Palm Healthcare Foundation is Palm Beach County’s leading community foundation for health.  The foundation brings residents and leaders together on critical health issues to get results.  With philanthropic support, we work to achieve transformative health solutions, advocate for our most vulnerable residents and lead change for better health for generations to come. 

Our Mission (What We Do):

We inspire and fund solutions for better health in Palm Beach County through community collaboration.

Our Approach:

With the support of philanthropy and a focus on results, we build strong community partnerships, respect diverse opinions and seek innovative approaches to solving Palm Beach County’s complex health problems through:

  • Community Collaboration and Catalytic Grantmaking:  We bring people of diverse perspectives together to find innovative solutions to complex health issues and provide funding for initiatives that lead to better health.
  • Better Health Campaigns:  We provide information on critical health issues affecting Palm Beach County residents, offer practical solutions and encourage residents to adopt lifestyle changes for better health.
  • Learning & Action Networks: We bring people together to explore new possibilities for learning and create unique ways to address the determinants of health in Palm Beach County.


Our Work:

  • Important Health Priorities
    • Diabetes prevention and management
    • Brain Health
    • Family Caregiving
  • Healthier Together Neighborhood Initiatives
    • Healthier Boynton Beach
    • Healthier Delray Beach
    • Healthier Glades
    • Healthier Jupiter
    • Healthier Lake Worth
    • Healthier Neighbors (Riviera Beach/Northern West Palm Beach)
  • Nursing Advancement 
    • Nursing scholarships
    • Community-based nursing care
    • Learning communities
    • Thank a Nurse "Better Health" Campaign
  • Learning & Action Networks
    • Volunteer Nurse Corps
    • Healthier Together
    • Wellington Cares & Palm Beach County Cares
    • Simulation training programs
    • Diabetes Coalition of Palm Beach County
    • Nursing/Social work cross training
    • Brain Health Network and Peer Specialist Network 

Why it Matters: Better Health for Future Generations

With a growing, diverse and aging population base, the pressure on Palm Beach County’s health delivery system is extreme. Palm Healthcare Foundation is a forward-thinking innovator that works with community partners and philanthropists to lead change for better health for future generations.   




Palm Healthcare Foundation was created in July 2001 as the successor to Good Samaritan Foundation and St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation.  With the support of philanthropy, Palm Healthcare Foundation has invested nearly $75 million dollars in Palm Beach County health since its founding.



Financial Documents

Consolidated Financial Statements with Independent Auditors' Reports (previous 3 years):

Click here to view our most recent completed IRS Form 990, Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax. 

Click here to view our tax-exempt status letter from the Internal Revenue Service. 

Additional information can be found on our public GuideStar profile.