Posts made in February, 2013

Ben Massell Dental Clinic

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Grant: Integration of mental health services and primary healthcare coordination at the Ben Massell Dental Clinic



For 100 years, we have been changing people’s lives – thousands of them, every year.

How the Ben Massell Dental Clinic benefits the community:

The Ben Massell Dental Clinic provides the most advanceddental care available to its patients. We are the only resource for comprehensive, quality dental care available at no cost to Atlanta’s neediest population. Our 140 volunteer dentists dedicate their time and expertise each month to people who otherwise would not have access to the services we offer.

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Friends of Refugees

Grant: In support of the Embrace Refugee Birth Support program


The Embrace Refugee Birth Support program guides refugee mothers throughout the pregnancy, birth and postpartum experience.

How Friends of Refugees benefits the community:

Friends of Refugees (FOR) empowers refugees through the following opportunities: Well-being – FOR provides environments where people are free to contribute to their own well-being as well as the well-being of their families; Education – when women and children receive foundational education, the entire family thrives for generations to come; Employment – empowering refugees and immigrants by providing employment opportunities, job readiness training, and social and professional networking events.

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Extra Special People

Grant: ESP 360 Program


Extra Special People (ESP) provides opportunities for individuals with disabilities and their families to engage, connect, and thrive.

How Extra Special People benefits the community:

ESP serves children and young adults with developmental disabilities and their families through our year-round thrive programs, family support, and community involvement.  ESP serves individuals with behavior disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Autism, Asperger’s, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Angelman Syndrome, Spina Bifida, and many more.

ESP creates opportunities for individuals of all ages and abilities to thrive year round through:

  • Summer Camp – ESP’s largest program, summer camp runs over 8 weeks and offers day camp, overnight camp, and field trips.
  • 360 and NKA/Club – ESP’s afterschool enrichment programs and weekend outings.
  • Family Support – ESP creates opportunities for the whole family to thrive through Spaghetti Suppers, family retreats, counseling, and holiday events.
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Wholesome Wave Georgia

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Grant:  Toward the Fruit and Vegetable Prescription (FVRx) Program


Wholesome Wave Georgia strengthens local food communities by empowering networks of farmers to facilitate access to and awareness of healthy food choices to increase access to fresh, healthy, locally grown food for all Georgians.

How Wholesome Wave Georgia benefits the community:

Wholesome Wave Georgia believes that all Georgians should have access to wholesome, locally-grown food. By doubling each federal nutrition assistance (SNAP aka Food Stamps, WIC and Senior FMNP) dollar spent at its sustainable, producer-only farmers markets, it increases access to good food while supporting sustainable farmers and contributing to the local food economy.
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Welcome to the Georgia Health Foundation


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 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.

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.  The Foundation does not typically support capital projects or campaigns.  Grants are awarded only to organizations located within the State of Georgia and which are eligible as determined by the Internal Revenue Service.

The board of directors meets regularly throughout the year and considers proposals received and recommendations offered by the Proposal Evaluation Committee.  Grants are most often awarded in September and are paid to the recipients in December at the Foundation’s Annual Awards Luncheon.  Occasionally the Board will consider awarding grants earlier in the year, but only when the timing and urgency of the project require early review and funding.  The Awards Luncheon provides a time for the year’s grant recipients to come together to exchange ideas, learn from one another and identify opportunities to collaborate.

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