Community Partners

Weems Memorial Healthcare Foundation
The Weems Memorial Healthcare Foundation is the fundraising arm for the Weems Memorial Hospital. The Foundation's goal is to develop philanthropic support of Weems Memorial Hospital and to actively support Weems' desire to serve our community and it's visitors with the most up-to-the minute medical technology and knowledge. The Foundation also seeks to improve the community's quality and quantity of life with the preventative teaching and resources for medical information. The Weems Memorial Healthcare Foundation is a 501(c)3, tax-exempt non-profit foundation. All contributions are 100% tax-deductible. 135 Avenue G, Apalachicola, Florida 32320.

For more information on how you can support the Foundation's mission, email or visit


Apalachicola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce
The Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce was established in 1836 (circa) and is the oldest Chamber still in existence in Florida. The Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit organization made up of business owners, operators, and community residents in Apalachicola, St. George Island, and Eastpoint. The mission of the organization is to promote a successful business environment for the membership while balancing the need to support the preservation of the area’s unique culture, history and natural resources. The Chamber is funded through memberships. Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center, 17 Avenue E, Apalachicola, Florida 32320 (850) 653-9419


Franklin County Tourist Development Council
The Franklin County Tourist Development Council’s mission is to promote Franklin County, Florida as a tourist destination through our natural, historical, and cultural resources with the goal of increasing the number of short-term rental bookings.  731 Highway 98, Eastpoint, Florida 32328, 850-670-3474


Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art (HCA)
The Apalachicola Center for History, Culture & Art (HCA) develops opportunities for all residents and visitors to expand their knowledge through exhibits, programs and presentations by local and guest artists, educators and performers. HCA is among many art museums in Apalachicola as well as history museums in Apalachicola and aims to encourage appreciation and awareness of art, culture and history by providing a wide range of programs for youth to senior citizens. By teaching the fundamentals of representational art and providing the general public the opportunity to participate in visual arts programs, HCA highlights the history, maritime culture and natural resources of the City of Apalachicola and region. 86 Water Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320, (850) 653-1458,,

Apalachicola Main Street, Inc.

Apalachicola Main Street was established in 2011 as part of the Florida Main Street and National Main Street networks. The board mission is to enhance the downtown district of Apalachicola with sound economic development that promotes a sustainable future while preserving and promoting the district’s rich contributions to Florida’s diverse historical and cultural heritage.

Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce

The Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.  The Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to advance the economic, industrial, professional, cultural and civic welfare of the Carrabelle area. The Chamber encourages the growth of existing industries and businesses, while giving all proper assistance to any new firms and individuals seeking to locate in the Carrabelle area. 105 St. James Ave., P.O. Drawer DD, Carrabelle, FL 32322, (850) 697-2585,,

Elder Care Community Council of Franklin County, Inc. (E Triple C
E Triple C of Franklin County Inc. is a countywide volunteer organization that is designed to support and enhance existing services for our senior citizens. It was incorporated in the state of Florida in August 2016 and has applied for non-profit status with the IRS. There is no office and no paid staff. E Triple C was founded with the intent of developing the expertise and skills to provide input to contractor(s) and the Franklin County Commission about the needs of the area’s elder citizens. The volunteer organization assists with transportation, meal delivery and social activities for the community’s senior population. Eccc believes that our elder citizens should be served with compassion, dignity and respect. PO Box 335, Eastpoint, Florida 32328,, 850-509-5009.

Florida Department of Health in Franklin County

Building a healthier Franklin County began as a community-wide initiative with the goal of establishing an ongoing process for identifying and addressing health needs. The intent of this of this project was to foster successful partnerships within the community in order to improve the quality of life for Franklin County residents.

The Public Health Accreditation Board defines a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) as "a long-term, systematic effort to address health problems on the basis of the result of assessment activities and the community health improvement process."

CHIP can be used by health departments, as well as other government, education, or human service agencies, to coordinate efforts and target resources that promote health.

Working together, community partners have created goals and strategies to support the community’s top health priorities: Access to Care, Mental Health/Substance Abuse, and Healthy Weight.

As a result, 3 subcommittees have been formed and are working to create address the selected priorities.

You are invited to be part of this effort! To find out how to get involved, call 850-653-2111 x 6019.

To find out more about our partnership most recent activities, please view the annual CHIP Progress Report below.

Franklin County CHIP Annual Progress Report 2018-2019

Franklin County CHIP Annual Progress Report 2020-2023