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.
1. Alignment. In order to be considered for funding, nonprofit organizations must ensure that their mission and priorities align with GHF’s.
Georgetown Health Foundation generates and accelerates positive change in our Community’s health.
GHF’s strategic priorities reflect the critical needs identified in our 2015 Southeast Georgetown Needs Assessment. For more information, read or download the full report or executive summary below. The 2019 research update is also below.
- Affordability and availability of quality housing
- Access to college readiness programs and post-secondary educations
- Accessibility of daycare, afterschool programs, and play for children
- Equitable access to healthy foods and nutrition education
- Greater economic security
- Access to affordable dental care & need for increased cultural competency among service providers
- Availability and accessibility of quality mental health services
- Acknowledge and reframe power differentials in social services, schools, and healthcare systems
- Meaningful connection between leaders and policy makers with community
2. Target Population & Geographic 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.
- GHF considers “Georgetown residents” as residents living within the ETJ in the following zip codes: 78626, 78628, 78633, 78673, 78674, and 78634.
- “Low-income families” as defined by GHF are families whose total annual income is no more than 200% of federal poverty guidelines in any given year.
3. Funding Threshold: $10,000-$50,000
4. Grant Period: Annually, July 1 – June 30
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