Georgia Health Foundation Grant

Georgia Health Foundation

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Next deadline: May 1, 2021 (Letter of inquiry)

Later deadlines: Aug 1, 2021 (Full proposal)

Grant amount: US $10,000 - US $30,000

Fields of work: Health & Medicine

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: Georgia (US state)

Location of residency: Georgia (US state)

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NOTE: The Foundation adheres to two deadlines for applications:

  • Proposals submitted by May 1 will receive a response either asking for additional information, or notice that the proposal will continue to be considered along with others, or notice that the proposal is declined.
  • Proposals submitted by August 1 will receive a response, but will not have the opportunity to submit additional information prior to board consideration.
  • It is strongly recommended that grant applicants submit the initial proposal no later than May 1 so the Proposal Evaluation Committee can request additional information if necessary before the August 1 deadline for final submissions.

Update for Covid19

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Foundation’s guidelines have been revised. 

The Foundation is aware of the impact the COVID-19 virus is having within each of our communities. The effects are far-reaching, and especially so for the nonprofit organizations serving on the frontlines and seeing to the needs of the most vulnerable Georgians.

The Foundation will focus the majority of its grantmaking for 2020 on addressing the urgent needs for health and health-related services during this pandemic. The Foundation has already awarded several grants to address immediate priorities, and will continue to award Foundation-directed grants in the coming months to support needed services in Georgia, based on the Foundation’s capacity. 

The Foundation continues to accept proposals for the May 1 deadline and recognizes that all requests are timely and warranted. We welcome proposals that are directly related to addressing the impact of the pandemic as well as those that address broader health needs. However, the Directors ask all applicants to understand if priority is given to more urgent needs at this time.

General Information

The Georgia Health Foundation was created in 1985 through the conversion of the Georgia Medical Plan, Georgia’s first nonprofit health maintenance organization, to an independent, private foundation. The Georgia Health Foundation helps nonprofits address health issues of local importance and/or leverage opportunities to focus on regional or national health issues.

Grantmaking Priorities

The Foundation is dedicated to improving the health of Georgians and awards grants within a broad range of health-related areas to organizations operating exclusively for charitable, scientific, and/or educational purposes. Applicants are encouraged to address health issues of local importance and/or opportunities to address regional or national health issues. Collaboration, cooperation, and joint ventures among organizations are encouraged. While the Foundation should not be considered a source of continuing support, it seeks to encourage programs that have a high potential of sustaining impact. 

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  • Grants are awarded only to organizations within the State of Georgia and which are eligible as determined by the Internal Revenue Service.


  • With rare exceptions, the Foundation does not support capital campaigns.


This page was last reviewed November 22, 2020 and last updated November 22, 2020