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FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. — October 15, 2018 — The White-Wilson Community Foundation works to build partnerships that improve access to health services and care for underserved individuals in the community. Through their community health grant program, they recently awarded four grants totaling almost $50,000.

"There are so many great organizations working diligently to make lives better for those in our community," White-Wilson Community Foundation Chair Dr. Jack Azzaretto said. "We are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with four of them to increase access to health education and care for those who need it most. We can't wait to see the impact that this latest round of grants has in the lives of the men, women and children who will be served.

The four deserving recipients include:

  • The Boys and Girls Club of the Emerald Coast, in support of courses teaching healthy decision making
  • Children in Crisis, to provide mental health programming and staff education
  • The Mental Health Association of Okaloosa and Walton Counties, to provide mental health assessments and emergency medications
  • Sight Savers America, to provide high-tech vision equipment to children with inoperable vision issues
The White-Wilson Community Foundation is a 501(C)(3) organization established in 2012 and dedicated fostering partnerships that increase access to life-saving and life-changing health services for those who would otherwise go without. The group works to educate and raise awareness about the importance of preventive care and hosts several annual fundraisers each year.

WWCF is currently accepting grant applications for grants to be awarded early 2019. The deadline to apply is December 31, 2018. For more information on the White-Wilson Community Foundation, visit

About the White-Wilson Community Foundation:
The White-Wilson Community Foundation was formed in 2012 to help improve health in Okaloosa, Walton and Santa Rosa counties through service and education. The Foundation believes it is important to educate the community on the importance of preventive health care and to support organizations and charities in the community that provide health services to individuals in need. For more information, please visit