Neighborhood Opportunity Initiative

Eatonville, Florida

Economic Impact There was a 2.16x rate of return for every dollar spent on Polis Institute’s work in Eatonville.

Community: $25K directly invested by new sources into Eatonville as a result of Polis’s collaborative work.


  • Town of Eatonville
  • Winter Park Health Foundation
  • AdventHealth

Solutions Toolkit:

  • Charrettes & Community Conversations
  • Asset Mapping
  • Community Survey
  • Place-Based Hiring: Engagement Ambassadors & Community Research Assistants
  • Propel Leadership Course
  • Asset Based Community Development Trainings
  • Measurement Accountability

Revitalization and community wellbeing building in Eatonville resulted in the Town’s receipt of the 2018 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize. Polis Institute is honored to have been a contributing collaborator to this award-winning initiative.

Other Initiatives

East Winter Garden

Economic Impact: Polis Institute had a 1.9x rate of return for every dollar spent on our East Winter Garden work.

Community: +$75K directly invested into East Winter Garden related to Polis’s community work.

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West Lakes

Economic Impact: Every dollar spent on Polis Institute’s work in West Lakes had a 1.7x rate of economic return.

Community: $9.125 Million new investments into West Lakes as a result of Polis Institute’s work.

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Economic Impact: Polis Institute’s phase one of work in Parramore had a 1.9x rate of economic return.

Community: +$25K new direct community investments into Parramore in Polis Institute’s first year of community work.

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