November 1, 2013       The NonProfit Times       [post_view]       0

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is seeking proposals from eligible organizations for their GSK IMPACT Grants Program. The program seeks to explore innovative health solutions to improve the health of youth in Denver and St. Louis. Organizations in each city with innovatives idea are invited to come together collectively to apply as a collaborative effort. The best application will win a $500,000 charitable grant. The 18-month pilot grant was informed in part by the Conversations on Community Health that were held last year in both Denver and St. Louis. Results from this pilot will be used to guide GSK’s future approach to philanthropy.

Interested organizations should also participate in GSK’s national conference call on Wednesday, November 6th at 3pm ET



Closing Date(s):

November 26, 2013

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Eligible Organizations:

Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization located in either St. Louis or Denver. Organizations must also meet the following requirements:

  • The Backbone Organization must have sub-grant management experience and can demonstrate through the most recent audited financials that the requested GSK grant amount does not exceed 25 percent of its annual total operating expenses and that no more than 25 percent of its annual total operating expenses are designated for patient advocacy.
  • Each applicant listed in the application must not be a GSK customer or affiliate of customer organizations/ institutions, such as academic medical centers, foundations of customer organizations, clinics, hospitals, payers, wholesalers, and retailers. GSK’s US charitable grants cannot be used to influence or promote the use of GSK products or services; we refrain from providing funding where it could appear that we have a commercial business interest.
  • The collective must include at least six Community Health Partners operating in Metropolitan Denver or Greater St. Louis, and at least one of which must be an already-established, evidence-informed diet or exercise program that is helping disadvantaged youth live healthier lives.
  • The collective must include an Evaluation Partner that has a history of cooperative evaluation in Metropolitan Denver or Greater St. Louis (this is the Evaluation Partner).