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Community Health Foundation, Inc. 

Established in 1987, Community Health Foundation, Inc. (CHI) is a private, nonprofit 501(c)3 and is the fundraising arm of Community Health of South Florida, Inc. (CHI)


Funds raised by the foundation are designated for priority programs and projects advancing CHI’s mission to provide affordable quality primary and behavioral health care services to the residents of South Florida.


Anthony Acevedo, Chairman/Treasurer

Gustavo Hermida, 1st Vice Chairman

Laurinda Flores, Secretary

Jeffrey Coldren

Blake Hall

Brodes H. Hartley, Jr.

Joe Sullivan


Dr. Helen Bhagwandin

Arjun Saluja

Dr. Freddie Young

Proper mental health care can be life-changing for children in crisis, and for this reason, CHI has embarked on a $5.5 million capital campaign to construct the Children’s Crisis Center (CCC) which will serve children from Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. To date philanthropic support from both the private and public sectors have secured $4.29 million towards the campaign leaving $1.21 million left to be raised for the benefit of his needed community resource and our most vulnerable residents in crisis.


The CCC, a 11,400 sq. ft. single-story, 24hr in-patient facility will accommodate up to 20 children at any given time and 1,000 annually.  It is designed with a residential feel for optimal functionality and therapeutic environment. It will house a team of board-certified child/adolescent psychiatrists, social workers, counselors, and clinicians ready to care for children in crisis up to 17 years of age, regardless of their ability to pay.  The virtual groundbreaking ceremony took place on May 27th, 2020, and scheduled to open January 2022.


For more information and information on naming opportunities please contact Victoria Castro, Director of Development at 786-293-5504, vcastro@chisouthfl.org. Join us and be part of the solution and make your donation today.

Helen B. Bentley

Nursing Scholarship Fund


The CHI Foundation awards three $1,000 nursing scholarships each year in honor of Mrs. Helen B. Bentley. Twelve scholarships have been awarded to stellar students who will make an important impact to the nursing profession.  Please consider donating to this fund and together we will continue to help our community’s future nurse leaders.




Veronica Bailey, student at NSU pursuing BSN degree

Daniela Casmartino, student at Miami Dade College pursuing ASN/BSN degree

Margarita Melo, student at College of the Florida Keys, pursuing ASN degree.

Donate to Nursing Scholarship Fund

CHI Asset Donations

Giving back to the community

In an effort to provide goodwill to the community and benefit other non-profit agencies and meaningful purposes, Community Health of South Florida, Inc. (CHI) seeks to make donations of select assets to worthy organizations.  For interested parties, attached is the Asset Donation Application to be submitted for consideration.

For more information

Email  chifoundation@chisouthfl.org

Or call Victoria Castro, Foundation Administrator at 786-293-5504

Donate to make a Children’s Crisis Center a reality

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