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About Us

Healthcare Georgia Foundation is a statewide, private independent foundation located in Atlanta, GA that was established in 1999. Through strategic grantmaking, the 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.

Our Mission
Our mission is to advance the health of all Georgians and to expand access to affordable, quality healthcare for underserved individuals and communities.

Our Vision
To achieve health equity among Georgians

Our Goals

  • Protect and promote the health of individuals, families and communities
  • Improve the availability, quality, appropriateness and financing of healthcare services
  • Integrate and coordinate efforts to improve health and healthcare services

“Achieving health equity often requires difficult community conversations.
We are honored to join Healthcare Georgia Foundation on this important journey for all Georgians.”

— Nathaniel Smith, Partnership for Southern Equity

Guiding Principles

The Council on Foundations and its members promote the highest standards of ethical behavior.  In recognition of the importance of philanthropy toward the public good and those we serve, we adopt these ethical principles:

Mission: Our members are committed to the public benefit and to their philanthropic purposes and act accordingly.

Stewardship:  Our members manage their resources to maximize philanthropic purposes, not private gain; and actively avoid excessive compensation and unreasonable or unnecessary expenses. They pursue maximum benefit through their work, how they work, and by supporting the work of partners, colleagues and grantees.

Accountability and Transparency: In carrying out their philanthropic activities, our members embrace both the letter and the spirit of the law. They welcome public interest, take responsibility for their actions and communicate truthfully.

Diversity and Inclusiveness: Our members seek diversity and inclusiveness in order to reflect the communities they serve and to ensure that a range of perspectives contribute to the common good and the development of their mission in a changing society.

Governance: Our members’ governing bodies understand and embrace their responsibility to oversee the mission, strategic direction, finances and operations of their respective organizations, and do so honestly and with integrity. They establish clear and understandable policies and ensure that they are followed.

Respect: Members interact respectfully with grantees, colleagues, donors and peers.


Foundation Policies

Healthcare Georgia Foundation has adopted several policies that govern our organization. They include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • Conflict of Interest 
  • Diversity 
  • Privacy 
  • Social Media


For more information on any of the policies listed above contact:
Janette Blackburn, Director of Operations 
phone: 404.653.0990 

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