GHF has an annual grantmaking process.
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November, 2022 — GHF Community Rooms remain closed. The proximity of the space to the adjoining medical clinic dictates that we remain vigilant. Please continue to check this webpage for updates.
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Interested in learning about what some of GHF’s grant partners are doing to accelerate positive change in Georgetown? Click here to learn more.
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 ongoing and prolonged impact of COVID-19, our funding in 2022 will prioritize basic needs, as well as social determinants of health supporting such basic needs.
GHF applies a health equity lens to our goals and strategies. Inequities in health are often socially determined. Health equity strategies seek to increase opportunities for everyone, regardless of their circumstances, to live the healthiest life possible. GHF views the pursuit of health equity as a way to correct or challenge factors outside a person’s control that negatively impact their health, e.g., lack of resources, education, or income.
Our current funding priorities are:
PRIORITY 1. BASIC NEEDS – Food, Shelter/Housing
PRIORITY 2. BASIC NEEDS/Social Determinants of Health (Direct) –Personal Security/Mental Health, Healthcare, Transportation, Child/Out-of-School/Homebound Adult Care
PRIORITY 3. Social Determinants of Health (Supportive) – Emergency financial assistance, Job Training
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.
GHF Awards $950,000 to Local Health & Human Service Nonprofits through Annual Grant Program June, 2022 Through its annual grants program, Georgetown Health Foundation (GHF) awarded $950,000 in grants to 21 organizations serving Georgetown residents. Awards were based on alignment with GHF’s priorities, focused on basic needs (food, shelter, housing)...Read More...
Accelerating Positive Change In Our Community’s Health At the November 13, 2021 GHF Board of Directors Retreat, the accomplishments of eight grant partners were highlighted for Board members. The innovative and impactful ways in which these organizations are fulfilling GHF’s mission of generating and accelerating positive change in the health...Read More...
Responding with Resilience: Reflections from Local Nonprofits on the Impact of COVID-19 ~Suzy Pukys, Georgetown Health Foundation, firstname.lastname@example.org September, 2021 As a local philanthropy whose mission is “to generate and accelerate positive change in our community’s health,” Georgetown Health Foundation (GHF) works to help the helpers. We see the difference...Read More...