HISTORY

In 1985, at the height of the AIDS epidemic, an information hot-line named the Information Forum of Palm Beach County (In Forum) was founded under the auspices of Hospice of Palm Beach County with a grant from the Palm Beach County Community Foundation.  Manned by volunteers, In Forum's mission was to disseminate referral and services information to AIDS patients.  The following year, armed with a four-year $1.6M grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the organization became the Comprehensive AIDS Program of Palm Beach County (CAP) offering a wider variety of services to AIDS patients. 

In 2003, the Comprehensive Foundation for Community Care (now known as FoundCare) was created as the fundraising arm for CAP.  In 2004, recognizing the need for a comprehensive community health center to meet the needs of the medically underserved in Palm Beach County, the community rallied around the formation of a new federally qualified health center in the county and FoundCare applied for the designation.   FoundCare faced considerable competition for basic FQHC /330 grants and dollars and supplemental FQHC funding; however, after nine years of fundraising, building and cutting through government red tape, FoundCare achieved full status as a Federally Approved Community Health Center in 2013. 

In 2017 and 2018, FoundCare Inc. received the Quality Improvement Award from the Health Resources and Services Administration(HRSA), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, for achieving the best overall clinical performance and placing in the top 30 percent of health care centers around the country.