Magnolia Project seeks funding to keep doors open

MagnoliaProject_logoThe Magnolia Project, the Healthy Start Coalition’s federal Healthy Start initiative aimed at reducing disparities in infant mortality, is seeking $182,000 in funding to keep the community clinic’s doors open during a three-month gap in funding.

The Magnolia Project has been funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration for over 14 years. The Coalition is currently applying for the next five-year round of funding, which will not begin until September 1, 2014. The current grant ends on May 31st, leaving a three-month gap in funding. To keep serving women in the community, the project needs approximately $182,000.

The Magnolia Project is a pre- and interconceptional initiative aimed at reducing racial disparities in infant mortality by providing targeted outreach, screening, case management and risk reduction, health education, prenatal and well-woman care in an at-risk, predominantly African American community of Jacksonville, Florida.

For more information, contact Jennifer Gornto at or 904.723.5422 x111.