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Second Quarter 2018 Grants Reflect Long-term Financial and Technical Support for Georgia Health Nonprofits


Andrea Berry, Director of Communications
Phone: 404.653.0990

Healthcare Georgia Foundation grants total nearly $1.7 million dollars in investments to advance health and healthcare

Atlanta, GA – July 11, 2018 – Healthcare Georgia Foundation has announced its second quarter grant awards totaling $1,694,000. The Foundation’s financial support will reach health nonprofit organizations in urban and rural communities across Georgia working to build organizational capacity and provide access to affordable and sustainable health services to underserved populations.

The Two Georgias Initiative grant awards enhance opportunities for Georgia’s rural communities to create the conditions that reverse unfair and avoidable differences in health,” said Gary Nelson, PhD, Foundation President. “The funding for EmpowerHealth supports more local organizations’ efforts to harness their talents, assets, and relationships to improve individual and community health.”

Recipients of the Foundation’s second quarter grant awards include:

EmpowerHealth Cohort Two    $483,000

Camp Kudzu  –  $34,000
Support to build its leadership capacity by conducting a landscape analysis and updating its strategic plan.

Coffee Regional Medical Center, Inc.  – $50,000
Support to provide leadership, governance and financial training and education to the hospital’s board member, senior and frontline leaders, and finance staff.

HealtHIE Georgia Corporation  – $50,000
Support to develop a strategic plan and a succession plan, and to improve board governance and financial decision making.

Healthy Savannah  –  $50,000
Support to develop a three-year strategic plan to improve its adaptive and management capacity.

Hospice Savannah, Inc. – $50,000
Support to develop a three-year strategic plan to improve its adaptive and management capacity.

Hospital Authority of Jeff Davis County Georgia  –  $50,000
Support to develop a three-year strategic plan and implement a leadership development and succession plan to sustain the organization in a rapidly changing healthcare environment.

Innovative Solutions for Disadvantage and Disability   –  $50,000
Support to build technical capacity by developing staff technological and program evaluation skills.

South Georgia Partnership for Health  –   $50,000
Support to develop a strategic plan and to conduct board and organizational development.

St. Jude’s Recovery Center, Inc.  –  $50,000
Support to conduct an in-depth market research analysis and to develop a strategic plan with a focus on revenue development.

TurningPoint Breast Center Rehabilitation  – $49,000
Support to build its technical capacity by enhancing technology and increasing the efficiency of data management and analytics.

The Two Georgias Initiative        $1,100,000
 The following lead organizations supporting local community health partnerships received Foundation grants to implement the activities outlined in Community Health Improvement Plan.

  • Appling County Health Department – $100,000
  • Community Helping Place – $100,000
  • Cook County Family Connection –  $100,000
  • Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation –  $100,000
  • Horizons Community Solutions, Inc.  –  $100,000
  • Memorial Hospital and Manor  –  $100,000
  • North Central Health District  –   $100,000
  • Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition  – $100,000
  • Southwest Georgia United Empowerment Zone – $100,000
  • Spring Creek Health Cooperative  – $100,000
  • Tanner Medical Center, Inc. – $100,000

Other second quarter Foundation grants include:

Georgia Southern University  –  $ 15,000
Support to develop a resource guide and educational program for Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) illustrating the social determinants of health

TechBridge, Inc. –  $96,000
Support for technology implementation, network management, network maintenance, and program/training support in the delivery of HealthTecdl, Healthcare Georgia Foundation’s distance learning program.

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, visit


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