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EmpowerHealth is Healthcare Georgia Foundation’s Capacity Building Grant Program. It is a two-year pilot program which replaces the Foundation’s General Operating Program.  A recent Foundation survey of Georgia nonprofits identified capacity building as a top priority funding need for nonprofit health organizations.

The Foundation believes that high-performing organizations delivering effective programs will achieve better health outcomes for patients, clients, and communities.

The goal of the EmpowerHealth Grant Program is to help nonprofit health organizations strengthen their leadership and to improve the ability of both staff and board members to operate at an optimal level to provide better results to their communities.

The Foundation is partnering with the nationally recognized TCC Group to implement the EmpowerHealth Grant Program. At the core of the program is TCC Group’s evidence-based organizational assessment instrument, the Core Capacity Assessment Tool (CCAT).

In June 2017, after a rigorous organizational assessment and a competitive application process, the Foundation announced Cohort One of the EmpowerHealth Grant Program that includes the organizations listed below:

EmpowerHealth Cohort One 

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


Ronald McDonald Charities of Augusta

The Family Center of Columbus

Voices for Georgia’s Children

“This is the right time for us to intensity our strategic investment to ensure that these organizations remain effective and sustainable.”

— Gary D. Nelson, PhD, Foundation President

EmpowerHealth Cohort One grantees and evaluation consultants were well represented as attendees and presenters at Connections 2018 in Atlanta on March 28th and 29th. The conference theme was Pathways to Healthy and Equitable Communities, and was Healthcare Georgia Foundation’s eighth statewide convening of grantees, community partners, and special guests. Below is a photo gallery of the EmpowerHealth session facilitated by Andrea Young Kellum, Senior Program Officer. 

Hear what one Cohort One organization says about the EmpowerHealth capacity building workshops.

For more information about the EmpowerHealth Grant Program contact:
Andrea Young Kellum, Senior Program Officer
phone: 404.653.0990

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