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What makes a healthy community? At Georgetown Health Foundation, we believe good health in our community depends on our heads and hearts – which is what we’re putting to work for our Georgetown neighbors. We’re using our heads to conduct and analyze research about our community’s health.
Georgetown Health Foundation’s multi-faceted philanthropy is grounded in our rich history of relationship-building. We leverage our resources to generate and accelerate positive change in our community’s health through programs and connections.
Georgetown Health Foundation supports nonprofit organizations offering a range of safety net services, from primary health care to emergency shelter through our grantmaking.
Georgetown Health Foundation generates and accelerates positive change in our Community’s health.
The Foundation works collaboratively with its community to improve the health of Georgetown residents through partnerships, experience, knowledge, and funding.
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.
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 the social determinants of health (SDoH) are powerful influencers on this comprehensive definition of health.
“The 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.”
Due to the impact of COVID-19, GHF funding in 2021 will prioritize basic needs, as well as social determinants of health supporting such basic needs. Our current funding priorities are:
PRIORITY 1. BASIC NEEDS – Physiological
PRIORITY 2. BASIC NEEDS – Safety AND Social Determinants of Health Directly Related to Priorities 1 & 2
PRIORITY 3. Social Determinants of Health Supporting Priorities 1 & 2
Post-pandemic, GHF plans to continue to pursue strategic priorities informed by our community-based research. To learn more about these community recommendations, please click here to explore the links.
2021 Annual Grant Process Opens December 1, 2020 Georgetown Health Foundation (GHF) will begin accepting Letters of Intent (LOI) from eligible organizations interested in being considered for funding through our annual grants process in 2021. LOIs are due by 5:00pm Central Time on Friday, January 29, 2021. **NEW IN 2021**...Read More...
The Southeast Georgetown Needs Assessment updates from 2019 are below as well as the original research from 2015. 2019 GHF Needs Assessment_Community 2019 2019 Research Findings.GHF Executive Summary 2019 GHF Needs Assessment_Spanish 2019 GHF Executive Summary_Spanish 2015 GHF Southeast Georgetown Needs Assessment GHF Southeast Georgetown Needs Assessment – Executive SummaryRead More...
Through its 2020 COVID-19 Relief Fund, Georgetown Health Foundation (GHF) awarded $367,000 in grant funding to 19 local organizations providing support for Georgetown-area residents hard hit by the economic downturn triggered by the coronavirus. The first cycle of grants was awarded in May; the second in September. These awards are...Read More...