South Florida

Three South 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 including Florida Blue, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield plan of Florida, today selected three South Florida organizations to receive seed money to implement their innovative ideas to address economic disparities.

The organizations - The Business & Leadership Institute for Early Learning, KidzCount and YES Institute - were selected from a group of nine regional innovators across South Florida to each receive $5,000 in funding. In addition, they advance to GuideWell’s Growing Resilient Communities challenge finals on October 27 where they will 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.