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Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-05-11

At A Glance

Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Inc.

191 Peachtree St. N.E., Ste. 2650

Atlanta, GA United States 30303-1769

Telephone: (404) 653-0990


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Health conversion foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $117,677,343

Total giving: $3,983,650






Established in 1999 in GA; converted from the merger of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia with Wellpoint Health Networks

Purpose and Activities

The foundation's mission is to advance the health of all Georgians and to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities. Specific goals include protecting and promoting the health of individuals, families and communities; improving the availability, quality, appropriateness and financing of health care services; and integrating and coordinating efforts to improve health and health care services. The foundation has also established the following grantmaking priorities: 1) addressing health disparities; 2) strengthening nonprofit health organizations; and 3) expanding access to primary health care.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Advancing Public Health in Georgia

This is a social marketing and advocacy campaign created by the foundation to develop state and local leadership capacity to advocate for effective public health policy. The Hayslett Group was selected to design, execute and evaluate the campaign. In partnership with the foundation, Hayslett will: build local advocacy capacity for public health programs and policy; promote policies that strengthen state and local public health; facilitate collaboration across professions, associations, and leadership at state and local levels; and promote community awareness of the need for and benefits from an investment in public health.

Childhood Physical Activity and Nutrition Grant Program

The purpose of the grant program is to address childhood overweight and physical inactivity by supporting school and community-based programs that increase physical activity and improve nutrition among Georgia's school-aged children (grades K-12) and youth. The Childhood Physical Activity and Nutrition Grant Program will provide grant support to schools and community-based organizations in Georgia for in-school, before school, and after school programs, serving children in communities outside of metropolitan Atlanta (i.e. Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fulton, Gwinnett, Newton, and Rockdale counties are excluded). See foundation's web site for more information.

Georgia Childhood Asthma Management Program

The purpose of this program is to improve asthma management among children and adolescent populations by establishing and supporting coordinated, comprehensive evidence-based programs that foster linkages among those responsible for asthma care in children such as medical providers, schools, community organizations, and families. The program provides grant support to five organizations serving children in school, community, primary care or hospital-based settings. Georgia Southern University will provide cross-site and site-specific evaluation.

Grants to Individuals Program

Awards by nomination only to extraordinary GA individuals who are committed to improving the quality of health and healthcare of those they serve.

Joseph D. Greene Community Service Award

Five individuals will be selected for the award. Individual nominees must be a volunteer or a previous volunteer for a health-related nonprofit, have made a passionate commitment to improving the quality of health in a Georgia community, be unselfish in contributing their time to community activities, and serve as a role model and inspiration to others. The foundation will also make a donation of $1,000 in the name of the recipient to a Georgia-based nonprofit health organization of the recipient's choice.

Fields of Interest

  • Health
  • Public health
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $117,677,343 (market value)

Expenditures: $7,352,464

Total giving: $3,983,650

Qualifying distributions: $5,670,940