The Faithfully Guided Foundation (FGF) was founded in 2011 as a faith-
based 501c3 that would eventually become the “giving” arm of Faithfully Guided Health Center’s (FGHC) 3-part mission – Give, Guide, Grow. FGF is the giving arm, therefore removes the financial burdens to make healthy living and wellness achievable and affordable for all people through raising funds and awareness of Faithfully Guided Health Center in our surrounding communities.
The talented and dedicated team of clinicians at FGHC becomes the “guide” for each person on their personalized health journey. Through a collaborative and inter-professional approach by connecting spirit, mind, and body, each client is empowered to “grow” in abundant life, therefore by making generational change and improving overall health in our community.
Everyone should have access to our services – proactive health should not be a luxury.
Faithfully Guided Foundation Funds At Work
Our foundation doesn’t take a “one-size-fits-all” approach to funding. We diversify the FGF funds where we see the most need, including in the distinct areas listed below.
Scholarships for Counseling and Health-Related Services
FGF provides accessibility for anyone with financial need anywhere from 30-100% off of our counseling, functional medicine/primary care, and restorative services. Since 2018, FGF has budgeted tens of thousands of dollars for these services for clients from childhood through geriatric ages.
Social Health Groups
In addition, FGF has served approximately 170 people through 8 social health groups, utilizing our interprofessional model and unique 5 pillar approach to improve health outcomes through purpose, stress resiliency, nutrition, movement, and restorative sleep.
More diabetes research coming soon in 2021! One of our social health groups includes an evidence-based clinical trial with IRB approval to improve diabetes using the Faithfully Guided model.
Racial Reconciliation and Community Outreach
Currently, 10 minority business owners and community leaders are collaborating to provide educational outreach, along with our racial reconciliation group created to address health disparities for minorities in our community.
Our partnership with The Kimberly Center allows us to offer FREE “no questions asked” mental health counseling in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month in April.
COVID-19 and Religious Leader Giving
FGF is proud to have created an unlimited COVID-19 scholarship to offset costs associated with health at FGHC for those with financial needs.
Our partnership with the Women’s Pregnancy Center allows us to offer free restorative services and personalized health coaching. We also offer counseling at a 50% discount to promote self-care and combat vicarious trauma.
Further, we fund religious leaders at 100% so they can care for their congregations and increase the health of the community.
Ways You Can Help
FGF’s main objective is to make Marion County the healthiest place to live.
To fulfill the FGF mission, we aim to raise $100,000 annually and we need your help.
We hope that you will join us in serving every single individual and community needs through this initiative so that together we can:
- Give abundant life by making health accessible for everyone.
- Improve Marion County’s health outcome from 52 out of 67 in Florida.
- Become one of the healthiest places to live in Florida.
If you have any questions about donating to FGF or learning more about our initiatives aided by these funds, please reach out to our Faithfully Guided team today.
The Founders’ Society
The Founders’ Society is a group that recognizes annual donations of $5,000 for corporate patrons and $2,500 for individuals.
The Faithfully Guided Foundation is so grateful for all of our generous donors who help to make abundant life accessible to all:
- Dr. Pat and Kelly Acevedo
- Larry and Theresa Breach
- John and Karen Teller
- Dr. Mel Seek
- Danny Schofield
- Dr. Rich and Kris Han
- Dr. Andrew and Tanya Seevaratnam
- Church @ The Springs
- Central Christian Church
- Bob and Susan Little