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10 Triangle nonprofits receive GSK IMPACT awards

GlaxoSmithKline awarded $40,000 each to 10 Triangle nonprofit organizations Thursday for their work toward improving public health.

In 19 years, the GSK program, called IMPACT, has awarded $8.4 million to nonprofits near the company’s U.S. corporate headquarters in Research Triangle Park and Philadelphia. In the past seven years, 56 nonprofits in the Triangle have received $2.3 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, employment and access to green spaces. The company received 60 applications this year.

The Triangle Community Foundation helped choose this year’s recipients. They are:

▪ A Helping Hand

▪ CASA

▪ Durham Community Land Trustees

▪ Durham Interfaith Hospitality Network

▪ Durham Literacy Center

▪ East Coast Greenway Alliance

▪ East Durham Children’s Initiative

▪ Emily Krzyzewski Center

▪ First In Families of North Carolina

▪ The Hope Center at Pullen

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