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.
2023 Annual Grant Process Opens December 1, 2022
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 2023. LOIs are due by 5:00pm Central Time on Friday, January 27, 2023.
Current Philanthropic Priorities
Our funding prioritizes basic needs and the social determinants of health supporting such needs.
GHF applies a health equity lens to our goals and strategies. Inequities in health are often socially determined. Health equity strategies seek to increase opportunities for everyone, regardless of their circumstances, to live the healthiest life possible. GHF views the pursuit of health equity as a way to correct or challenge factors outside a person’s control that negatively impact their health, e.g., lack of resources, education, or income.
We invite applicants to share how their organization contributes to advancing health equity for GHF’s target population within the greater Georgetown community.
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 NOTE: Funding requests cannot exceed 25% of an organization’s total operations in any given year.
2023 Annual Grant Process
Grant Period: July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024
|December 1, 2022||LOI Opens|
|January 27, 2023, 5:00pm||LOI Deadline|
|February 17, 2023||Notification Regarding LOI Status|
|March 31, 2023, 5:00pm||Full Proposal Deadline for Invited Organizations|
|Last week of May 2023||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