Live Well Foundation GIVES to Local Service Organizations

Live Well Foundation Gives To the American Cancer Society, Cornerstone Hospice – The Mike Conley House, Hands of Hope America, Kiwanis Club of South Lake, New Beginnings of Central Florida and South Lake Community Ministries to receive grants.

Live Well Foundation of South Lake completed their Capacity and Empowerment Grant awards and presented awards at their September 19th board of directors meeting. “The Live Well Foundation’s board of directors has committed resources to empower initiatives focused on enhancing mental health, harnessing technology for advancements in healthcare, and placing a paramount emphasis on fostering inclusivity within the sphere of wellness,” said Donna Kirtland, Live Well Foundation Executive Director. Kirtland noted the more than $424,000 philanthropic contributions will begin September 22 and are slated for continued disbursements over the next few years.

“The awarded proposals each improves population health in South Lake County and align with the Foundation’s mission to inspire sustainable initiatives that enhance the health and wellness of the South Lake Community” noted board chair Rodney Drawdy. Funds have been granted to the following:

American Cancer Society

American Cancer Society: $25,000 for the Road to Recovery Transportation Program for South Lake residents.


Cornerstone Hospice

Cornerstone Hospice – The Mike Conley House: $95,000 for technology improvements that will increase the quality of bedside care.

Hands of Hope America

Hands of Hope America: $30,000 for a Lake County community-based mental health program.

Kiwanis Club of South Lake

Kiwanis Club of South Lake: $100,000 for an inclusive playground maintained by the City of Clermont.

New Beginnings

New Beginnings of Central Florida: $76,000 for a behavioral health capacity building in South Lake County.

South Lake Cares

South Lake Community Ministries: $98,940.46 for South Lake Cares to expand provisions for healthy foods, counseling and case management.

“I can’t wait to watch each of these projects bloom,” said Susan McLean, Chair of the Grant Committee at the Live Well Foundation of South Lake. “Every one of these organizations has brought forth such remarkable and enduring projects that will nurture the growth of our community. These initiatives are going to touch the lives of families for generations to come. I feel truly blessed to have a small role in empowering these groups as they work towards the wonderful transformation of our community.


About Live Well Foundation of South Lake
The Live Well Foundation of South Lake, established in 2019 as a 501(c)(3) and dedicated to inspiring sustainable initiatives that enhance the health and wellness of the South Lake community, aspires to attract, and fund much-needed healthcare and healthy lifestyle programs to serve residents. Visit Live Well Foundation of South Lake online at for more information. 

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