Georgetown Health Foundation (GHF) has awarded $193,750 in strategic grant dollars for multi-year partnerships designed to meet specific, mutual goals for both GHF and its grant partners in mental health, community development, and out-of-school care.
Georgetown ISD Campus-Based Mental Health Program
2015-22 Overall Award: $750,000
2021-22 Award: $75,000
Now in its 6th year, this program provides eligible GISD students with free, campus-based therapy to support students’ mental/behavioral health challenges during the school day, and to improve access to therapeutic services for families experiencing barriers such as cost, lack of insurance, and/or transportation.
GTX Connect, formerly Southeast Georgetown Community Council (SEGCC)
2017-2021 Overall Award: $500,000
2021 Award: $100,000
GTX Connect’s mission is to facilitate community problem-solving by bridging the gaps between neighbors, city agencies, elected representatives, and other groups, and creating a community where no one feels excluded. Working in partnership with local agencies, organizations, and city entities, GTX Connect encourages the community to find and use its collective voice to better the lives of all our residents and their families. Examples of current programs include Why Can’t We Be Friends? and immigration legal services.
Boys & Girls Club of Georgetown
2017-22 Award: $262,500
2021-22 Award: $18,750
In 2017, the Boys & Girls Club and GHF partnered on a 5-year initiative to strengthen the Club’s programs through staff training and compensation, fundraising expansion, and volunteer recruitment and retention. Results thus far include increasing staff salaries, investing in a professional development position for fundraising and event planning, and the creation of a volunteer program.