Introduction to GHF Grants

Qualified applicants for GHF funding must:

  • Align with our mission, vision/vision philosophy, and strategic priorities;
  • Serve GHF’s target population.

Georgetown Health Foundation generates and accelerates positive change in our Community’s health.

We imagine our Community as one in which all are empowered to build and sustain healthy, productive lives and we believe the health of Georgetown residents is influenced by the environment in which they live.

Vision Philosophy
Georgetown Health Foundation agrees with the World Health Organization’s definition of health as ‘a complete state of physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of infirmity.’

We believe that social determinants of health are powerful influencers on this comprehensive definition of health. Social determinants of health are the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age, and the wider set of forces and systems shaping the conditions of daily life. These forces and systems include economic policies and systems, development agendas, social norms, social policies and political systems.

Strategic Priorities
GHF’s strategic priorities reflect the critical needs identified in our 2015 Southeast Georgetown Needs Assessment. For more information, download the full report and executive summary.>
  •  GHF Southeast Georgetown Needs Assessment
  •  GHF Southeast Georgetown Needs Assessment - Executive Summary

  • Transportation
  • Affordability and availability of quality housing
  • Access to college readiness programs and post-secondary educations
  • Accessibility of daycare, afterschool programs, and play for children
  • Equitable access to healthy foods and nutrition education
  • Greater economic security
  • Access to affordable dental care & need for increased cultural competency among service providers
  • Availability and accessibility of quality mental health services
  • Acknowledge and reframe power differentials in social services, schools, and healthcare systems
  • Meaningful connection between leaders and policy makers with community

GHF Target Population
Children, youth, elders, and their families in Georgetown's city limits and ETJ (extra-territorial jurisdiction) who are low-income and/or have significant need.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. The applying organization serves residents of greater Georgetown. This includes community members residing within the following zip codes: 78626, 78627, 78628, 78633, 78673, and 78674.
  2. The applying organization serves low-income families within the greater Georgetown area. Georgetown Health Foundation defines “low-income families” as families whose total annual income is no more than 200% above federal poverty guidelines in any given year.

Following submission of the Letter of Intent (LOI) and its required attachments, nonprofit organizations will either be invited to submit a full grant application, OR will receive notification that their process has concluded for the grant cycle.

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