The Philadelphia Foundation and GSK have issued the call for applications for the 2019 GSK IMPACT Awards. This annual awards program recognizes effective local nonprofit organizations that are working hand-in-hand with the community to break down health barriers in communities across the five-county region in order to make neighborhoods healthier.
"Local nonprofit organizations make Greater Philadelphia a healthier place to live and work," said Becki Lynch, Director, US Community Partnerships, GSK. "Through our GSK IMPACT Awards program, we celebrate organizations that help our neighbors access healthy foods and stay active, find high-quality jobs and education, and strengthen their family and social supports -- because we know that these things are fundamental to a healthy community."
The GSK IMPACT Awards program is one of several charitable programs GSK offers in the U.S. as part of a commitment to building healthier communities and a healthier America. This is the 23rd year of the IMPACT Awards program. To date over $10 million has been awarded across Greater Philadelphia and the Triangle Region, N.C.
"We're proud to continue our partnership with GSK not only on the IMPACT Awards but also GSK Opportunity Scholarships and the collective Get Hype Philly! Initiative," said Pedro A. Ramos, President and CEO of the Philadelphia Foundation. "GSK sets a stellar example of corporate community commitment and leadership. The organizations that receive these awards are highly effective and rooted in the community, often providing direct service to some of our region's most vulnerable residents."
Eligibility For An IMPACT Award
Eligible organizations include small and mid-sized nonprofits with measurable results; that are operating in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and/or Philadelphia counties in Pa.; and that address at least one of the following factors that affect health:
• Nutrition & Physical Activity
• Housing & Built Environment
• Employment & Income
• Community Safety
• Family & Social Support
Nonprofits must register online by Thursday March 28, 2019 and submit a completed application by Thursday, April 25, 2019.
Interested applicants are invited to participate in one of two conference calls to learn more about the program and the application process. They are being held on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 from 10-11 a.m. and on Tuesday, March 19 from 2-3 p.m. You can dial in by calling 857-207-4197 and use the passcode 42016020#.
For questions, email here.
GSK and the Philadelphia Foundation staff will review applications and select no more than 20 finalists this spring. In the summer, Philadelphia Foundation staff will conduct site visits. Also in the summer, a panel made up of community health experts and GSK representatives will evaluate the finalist applications and select up to ten winners.
The winners will be notified in the fall and presented with their GSK IMPACT Award and $40,000 each at a ceremony at GSK's facility in the Philadelphia Navy Yard in November 2019.
The History of GSK IMPACT Awards
For 23 years, GSK has honored outstanding nonprofit organizations that are improving health in and around its U.S. corporate campuses in Durham, N.C. and Philadelphia, Pa. with GSK IMPACT Awards. The name "IMPACT" is an acronym capturing the six guiding principles of the awards. Winning organizations must be: Innovative, Measured, Partnered, Accountable, Community-centered, and Transformative.
To date, 271 exemplary U.S.-based nonprofits have been honored with over $10 million in GSK IMPACT Awards in both the Greater Philadelphia and Triangle (NC) regions.