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For Immediate Release


Andrea Berry
Communications Manager

Healthcare Georgia Foundation announces $540,000 in grants to help Georgia nonprofits strengthen leadership and organizational capacity

Foundation partners with nationally recognized TCC Group to offer nonprofits new, focused capacity building program

Atlanta, GA – July 12, 2017 - Healthcare Georgia Foundation has selected the first grantees of EmpowerHealth, the Foundation's new grant program designed to support a distinguished cohort of nonprofits as they strengthen their internal organizational capacity to achieve better outcomes for the communities they serve. After an extensive evaluation, the EmpowerHealth Grant Program builds on the Foundation's General Operating Grant Program.

"This is the right time for us to intensify our strategic investment to ensure that these organizations remain effective and sustainable," said Foundation President Gary D. Nelson, PhD. "The Foundation believes that among the many high-performing nonprofits we work with annually, these organizations are posed to benefit from a more rigorous and focused capacity building program."

Through a partnership with the nationally recognized TCC Group, the Foundation will support the work of 11 grantees with 18-month, customized technical assistance plans designed to improve the ability of staff and board members to operate at optimal levels.

After a rigorous organizational assessment and a competitive application process, the Foundation has announced Cohort One of the EmpowerHealth Grant Program:

  • CaringWorks
  • Center for Black Women's Wellness
  • Georgia Community Support and Solutions
  • Georgia Watch
  • Georgians for a Healthy Future
  • Good News Clinics
  • Good Samaritan Health Center
  • HealthMPowers
  • Ronald McDonald Charities of Augusta
  • The Family Center of Columbus
  • Voices for Georgia's Children

About Healthcare Georgia Foundation

Healthcare Georgia Foundation is a statewide, private independent foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to advance the health of all Georgians and to expand access to affordable, quality healthcare for underserved individuals and communities. Through its strategic grantmaking, Healthcare Georgia Foundation supports organizations that drive positive change, promotes programs that improve health and healthcare among underserved individuals and communities, and connects people, partners and resources across Georgia. For more information, please visit the Foundation online at: