Free Care Clinic Receives GlaxoSmithKline Grant
Moore Free Care Clinic has received $40,000 from GlaxoSmithKline, one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and health care companies
In total, 10 North Carolina and Philadelphia-area health care nonprofit organizations will receive $400,000 in grant funding through GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards for providing access to health care for the underserved in their communities.
Representatives will attend a ceremony honoring the grant winners and highlighting best practices on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at GlaxoSmithKline in Research Triangle Park.
"All of the GlaxoSmith-Kline IMPACT Award winners are leaders in the nonprofit world and in their communities," said Mary Linda Andrews, GlaxoSmithKline director of community partnerships. "The dedicated teams of professionals and volunteers at these organizations are working on the front lines to provide access to healthcare at a time when people need it most. These awards provide additional resources to help them continue their important work."
In North Carolina, Glaxo-SmithKline works in partnership with Durham-based Triangle Community Foundation (TCF), a nonprofit that connects resources with needs through community-based philanthropy. TCF and GlaxoSmithKline identified potential nonprofit applicants, encouraged their participation and promoted the awards through grass-roots outreach.
"It is essential that nonprofit organizations have the resources they need to address ever-increasing demands for their services, especially in the world of health care," said Lori O'Keefe, TCF vice president for philanthropic services and chief operating officer. "Our partnership with GlaxoSmithKline highlights the dedication of these nonprofits and will encourage others to participate in the future as we strive toward excellence in health care access."
The GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards (which stands for Innovation, Management, Partnership, Achievement, Community focus and Targeting needs of diverse and underserved populations) honor nonprofit organizations that have a significant impact on their communities and are capable, proactive and effective in their work, a news release said.
To qualify for a Glaxo-SmithKline IMPACT award, organizations must be located in the eligible counties and have a primary mission to provide access to community health care services. Each applicant must have annual total operating expenses between $160,000 and $3 million, and have been in existence as a tax-exempt nonprofit organization for at least five years.
All organizations are recognized for the success and achievements of their existing overall body of work, not just for new or specific initiatives.
A panel of health care delivery experts and GlaxoSmithKline representatives determine the winners based on a strong demonstration of ongoing success in providing access to health care, commitment to serving people in need, facilitation of health care delivery, creative partnerships and policy development, and a solid record of achievement, management and leadership.
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