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Direct Services

Organizations that have active grants with the Foundation are not eligible to apply for a Direct Services Program Grant during their active grant period. For more information on this Grant Program, click here to email Katie Watson, Program Assistant/ Distance Learning Coordinator or call (404) 653-0990.

The Direct Services Grant Program supports existing healthcare services and health promotion programs that assist the Foundation with accomplishing its mission by funding program activities specifically related to the Foundation’s priority area: Addressing Health Disparities. Addressing Health Disparities is the Foundation’s strategic response to unequal access and outcomes among vulnerable populations. Online applications for this grantmaking program are due by August 3, 2017 (3:00 p.m. EDT).



Healthcare Georgia Foundation hosted a pre-application webinar on June 28, 2017 that provides further details about the requirements for the Direct Services Grant Program, addresses applicant questions, and reviews the online application. 

Please use the link below to watch the Pre-Application Webinar:


Starting in 2017, the Foundation will offer a Direct Services Pre-Award Evaluation Webinar to applicants. The Foundation strongly encourages potential applicants to participate in this program. The on demand webinar covers how to develop a logic model and evaluation plan with SMART outcomes. This webinar is intended to simplify the evaluation process and strengthen your proposal. 


During the application preparation phase, evaluation support is available to all applicants via the Foundation’s Evaluation Resource Center (ERC). Samantha Bourque Tucker, the Foundation’s Evaluation Manager, can provide assistance reviewing your case statement, logic model or putting together your evaluation plan. The Foundation strongly encourages potential applicants to participate in the Direct Services Pre-award Evaluation webinar before scheduling a coaching call. Applicants can schedule an appointment to receive an evaluation technical assistance call by filling out the following google form by July 10th by 5:00 PM


  1. Notification of Funding Availability (NOFA) (PDF)
  2. Online Application Instructions (PDF)
  3. Direct Services Grant Project Timeline (XLS)
  4. Case Statement Examples (PDF)
  5. Budget Template (XLS)
  6. Board and Staff Template (DOC)
  7. Funder List Template (XLS)
  8. Geographic Region Guide (PDF)
  9. Logic Model Template (DOC)
  10. Evaluation Plan Template (DOC)

Applicants are encouraged to view a series of three (3) Public Health Evidence into Action webinars on finding, adapting and evaluating effective practices. The Foundation commissioned the webinars from the Emory Prevention Research Center for the purpose of encouraging applicants and grantees to implement effective interventions. These webinars may also be helpful with adapting existing programs into more effective interventions.

  1. Public Health Evidence into Action Session 1 of 3: How to Find Health Initiatives that Work
  2. Public Health Evidence Into Action Session 2 of 3: Balancing the Evidence with Your Community Needs
  3. Public Health Evidence into Action Session 3 of 3: Implementing and Evaluating with Quality and Fidelity

The Foundation anticipates a high volume of competitive applications, so please carefully review all materials. The Foundation enthusiastically welcomes your participation in the Direct Services Grant Program. Please share this announcement with other nonprofit organizations that may be interested in submitting an application.

If you have questions about the online application process, please contact Javier Sanchez, Grants Manager, at (404) 653-0990 or via email at