At Georgetown Health Foundation, we believe good health in our community depends on 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. We’re studying trends to illuminate health gaps where a smart investment can make a big difference, especially for those whose health is dramatically improved by basic healthcare. Our hearts guide us to invest in an array of services and nonprofit partners who provide new babies, old grandparents, and thousands of folks in between with healthcare essentials ranging from transportation and checkups to exercise classes and emotional support.
Georgetown Health Foundation supports nonprofit organizations offering a range of safety net services, from primary health care to emergency shelter. The Foundation’s work is grounded in its community’s rich health care history, established with the opening of Georgetown Community Hospital in 1924.
The Foundation remains committed to honoring its health care roots by supporting community health and the social determinants of health, encompassing areas of need not only in health care, but in safety net areas that impact those most vulnerable, with particular emphasis on children, youth and elders.
As a local funder dedicated to collaborative problem-solving with other local agencies, we actively seek guidance from our nonprofit partners to help us understand our community’s most pressing issues, and place a high priority on making data-driven funding decisions that are both meaningful to and valuable for fellow community members, and also demonstrate strong stewardship.