GlaxoSmithKline will award $40,000 each to 10 Triangle nonprofit organizations Thursday for their work toward improving public health.
In 20 years, the GSK program, called IMPACT, has awarded more than $9 million to nonprofits near the company’s U.S. corporate headquarters in Research Triangle Park and Philadelphia. In the past eight years, 66 nonprofits in the Triangle have received $2.7 million in IMPACT awards.
The program was initially limited to nonprofits that focus on health care, but the company expanded it to include those involved in other fields, such as education, hunger and support for families and the elderly.
The Triangle Community Foundation helped choose this year’s recipients. They are: Book Harvest, Charles House Association, Club Nova Community Inc., Communities in Schools of Chatham County, Family Promise of Wake County, LGBT Center of Raleigh, Rebuilding Together of the Triangle, SEEDS, Student U and The White Oak Foundation.
“This program shines a light on outstanding nonprofits in our local communities that build the foundation for healthy lives,” Jack Bailey, GSK’s president of US Pharmaceuticals, said in a statement. “The GSK IMPACT Award winners are delivering innovative solutions to real health challenges faced by our neighbors across the Triangle region, and we are proud to support their inspiring work.”