Three North Florida Organizations with Innovative Solutions to Address Economic Disparities Advance in $100,000 Challenge

GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation (GuideWell), the parent to a family of forward-thinking companies selected three North Florida organizations, to receive seed money to implement their innovative ideas to address economic disparities.

The organizations - Jacksonville’s LIFE, Keystone Heights’ Mission of the Dirt Road and Tallahassee’s Domi Station - were selected from a group of 12 regional innovators across North Florida to each receive $5,000 in funding. In addition, they advance to GuideWell’s Growing Resilient Communities challenge finals on Oct. 27 where they’ll have the opportunity to compete for a $40,000 state grand prize. Funds will be used to accelerate the development of their place-based approaches that focus on addressing economic inequities that exist in their respective local communities.

Program overviews of the three North Florida organizations advancing to the state finals: