Introduction to Grants
Georgetown Health Foundation is committed to supporting local nonprofit organizations that expand or enhance the health needs in the Georgetown community. This is done through collaborating with local non-profit organizations.
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** Current Priorities
Due to the impact of COVID-19, our funding in 2021 will prioritize basic needs, as well as social determinants of health supporting such basic needs:
In order to be considered for funding, nonprofit organizations must ensure that their mission, vision, priorities, target population and service area align with GHF’s.
Georgetown Health Foundation generates and accelerates positive change in our Community’s health.
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 that social determinants of health are powerful influencers on this comprehensive definition of health. 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.
Target Population & Geographic Service Area. In order to be considered for funding, nonprofit organizations must serve GHF’s target population: Georgetown children, youth, elders, and families who are low-income and/or have significant need.
- Low-income is defined as households whose total annual income is no more than 200% of federal poverty guidelines in any given year.
- Geographic service area encompasses all residents living within Georgetown and its extra-territorial jurisdiction (ETJ) and includes the following zip codes: 78626, 78628, 78633, 78673, 78674, and 78634.
Funding Threshold: $10,000-$50,000
Grant Period: July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022
December 1, 2020 LOI Opens
January 29, 2021 LOI Deadline
February 19, 2021 Notification Regarding LOI Status
April 9, 2021 Full Proposal Deadline for Invited Organizations
Last week of May 2021 Notification of Grant Awards
Please note, we do NOT fund:
- Direct support of individuals
- Clinical trials of drugs or devices
- For-profit organizations
- Programs that exclude participants on the basis of race, religion, age, gender, or sexual orientation
- Support of political agendas or candidates