Nonprofits that aim to improve access to health care can apply for one of ten $40,000 grants being funded by GlaxoSmithKline and the Triangle Community Foundation.
The grants, called the GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awarda, are in their fourth year and are available to nonprofits in 14 Triad counties, up from last year's 11 counties.
The grants seek to reward nonprofits that provide quality and accesible health care in their communities in the face of a sluggish economic climate and scarce financial resources. Past winners include groups that provided health services to cancer patients and pediatric therapy for children with special needs.
Applicants must be located in one of the following counties to qualify: Alamance, Chatham, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Guilford, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph and Wake.
Applicants must also provide access to healthcare services as a part of their main mission, have annual operating expenses between $160,000 and $3 million and have been in existance as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization for at least five years.
Applications are due March 28 and can be accessed at the GSK website at www.gskimpact-us.com. The awards will be presented at a ceremony in Research Triangle Park later this year.