Georgetown Health Foundation Awards Approximately $1.6 Million to 2023 Grant Partners
GHF works interdependently with its grant partners to achieve the common goal of improving community health. Partners are carefully vetted by board-appointed Grants Committee members and GHF staff. We are privileged to support the following organizations in 2023 as described below, organized by our strategic priorities:
Catholic Charities of Central Texas
Direct assistance with housing for over 20 Georgetown families.
Georgetown Backpack Buddies
900 weekend food packs to food-insecure GISD students grades Pre-K-12.
Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County
Benefits 173 Georgetown residents involved in Habitat’s homeownership and/or home repair programs.
Texas Baptist Children’s Home
Supports transitional housing and wraparound services for mothers and children from Georgetown, including mental health, transportation, and childcare.
The Caring Place
Provides rent or mortgage assistance to 140 Georgetown residents to mitigate crisis and stabilize housing.
The Salvation Army
Provides financial assistance for up to 150 Georgetown residents who are referred by a community partner, such as St. Vincent de Paul, The Caring Place, etc.
AGE of Central Texas
Supports programs for seniors offered by AGE in Georgetown that reduce stress and isolation, as well as increase independence, safety, and connection.
Any Baby Can
Supports programs for young children and their parents living in Georgetown that improve physical and mental health, and parenting skills.
Boys & Girls Club of Georgetown
Supports the Club’s operations and programs toward serving 500 Georgetown Club members.
Faith in Action (FIAG)
Supports operations and programs to provide transportation for homebound seniors age 65+ in Georgetown through volunteer drivers, paid drivers, rideshare, and FIAG’s fixed-route van program.
Georgetown Family YMCA
Assists with staff salaries, supplies, and access for families with financial barriers to summer camp, STEAM, afterschool sports, and Pre-K wellness in Georgetown.
Seed funding for a certified therapeutic riding instructor (CTRI) to the therapy team.
Supports the provision of mental health and wellness services for 175 Georgetown residents, 100 of whom will be un- or underinsured.
The Christi Center
Serves 450 GT residents through grief support groups, grief kits, and community trainings.
The Georgetown Project (TGP)
Assists the Bridges to Growth Parent Center (parent education and healthy child development programs), the Collaborative for Children & Youth and other TGP-led coalitions, and TGP’s provision of temporary, emergency food and shelter for GISD families who are unhoused.
Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center
Supports 7,500 Georgetown residents in receiving community education through the following programs: Play It Safe – body safety, Netsmartz – internet safety, #Notanumber – anti-trafficking, Recognizing and Reporting Abuse, and Circle of Security.
GHF’s Strategic Initiatives are complex, multi-year projects intended to create, expand, or change structures and systems designed to improve health and well-being, and often involve multiple partners. Grants were awarded in early 2023 for the following strategic initiatives:
Carver Center for Families
The Carver Center for Families (CCF) is a family resource center that nurtures the health and well-being of children, youth, and families, and builds on the strengths of our community’s parents, caregivers, and residents, as well as the organizations that support them.
CCF serves as a welcoming hub of support, services, and opportunities that:
- Utilizes an approach that is multi-generational, strengths-based, and family-centered
- Reflects and is responsive to community needs and interests
- Provides support at no- or low-cost for participants
- Builds communities of peer support for families to develop social connections that reduce isolation and stress
Community Health Connect & Pathways Community HUB
Community Health Connect (CHC) is a cross-sector collaborative in Williamson County set on improving health outcomes and expanding access to resources for local families. CHC’s first initiative is to establish a Pathways Community HUB: a national care coordination model designed to improve health for low-income families by connecting social and clinical services that meet a family’s needs. GHF is funding CHC’s first Pathways Community HUB in southeast Georgetown at the Carver Center for Families.
Welcome HOME (Housing, Occupation, Mindfulness, and Education) is a pilot initiative between Texas Baptist Children’s Home, The Georgetown Project, Williamson County Juvenile Services, and Williamson County’s Transformative Justice Program that seeks to strengthen the community-based safety net for young adults, ages 18-24.
Its goals are to:
- Coordinate partnerships between organizations to transition young adults from crisis to stability;
- Prioritize safe, supportive housing as the foundational component upon which other resources are built;
- Increase the availability and visibility of transitional housing for young adults.