Community Benefit Grants

Piedmont Healthcare’s community benefit program, which aims to improve the health and well-being of the community through direct service grants, has made more than $500,000 in awards during Fiscal Year 2019.

Those dollars were spread out among 34 nonprofit organizations that serve the local communities where Piedmont’s 11 hospitals are located. Piedmont funded as much as $25,000 per organization.

The grant program, which extends financial support to organizations providing specific health-related services and programs for at-risk and underserved populations, focuses on community health education and wellness, access to primary and specialty care, community-based health support services and social determinants of health.

The grant program supports implementation strategies crafted to address prioritized needs identified in Piedmont’s 2016 community health needs assessment findings.

Priority areas are:

  • Increase access to appropriate and affordable care for low- and no-income patients
  • Reduce preventable readmissions and emergency department re-encounters
  • Increase access to and awareness of cancer-related programming
  • Reduce obesity rates and obesity-related diseases, such as Type II diabetes
  • Reduce preventable instances of heart disease, hypertension and stroke
  • Support maternal and child health
  • Support senior health
     

2019 Grant Recipients

Mercy Housing Southeast
Gateway Center
Covenant House Georgia
Good Samaritan Health and Wellness
Healing Bridge Clinic
Bridging the Gap Community Outreach
Coweta FORCE
University of Georgia Research Foundation
A Child’s Voice Advocacy Center 
Mercy Heart Inc. 
Team Up Mentoring 
Mercy Med of Columbus 

MAP International
Odyssey Family Counseling Center
Good Samaritan Health Center
Fayette C.A.R.E. Clinic
Southern Crescent Sexual Assault Center
Coweta Samaritan Clinic
The Tree House
Athens Community Council on Aging 
Willing Helpers Medical Clinic 
Walton County Senior Citizens’ Council 
MedLink Georgia 

Urban Health and Wellness
Open Hand Atlanta
Pickens County Council on Child Abuse
Fayette Senior Services
Hands of Hope Clinic
Meals on Wheels of Coweta
The Cancer Foundation
Mercy Health Center 
Newton County Community Partnership 
Faith In Serving Humanity, Inc.
Sexual Assault Support Center 

 

2018 Grant Recipients

A Child’s Voice Child Advocacy Center
Athens Community Council on Aging
Blue Flowers Org
Boys and Girls Club of North Georgia
Center for Black Women's Wellness
Center Helping Obesity In Children End Successfully
Covenant House Georgia
Coweta County Extension 4H
Coweta Samaritan Clinic
Cultivate Union

Extra Special People
Fayette Senior Services
Georgia State University Research Foundation
Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center of Jasper
Good Samaritan Health Center
Hands of Hope Clinic
Healing Bridge Clinic
Meals on Wheels of Coweta 
MedLink Georgia

Mercy Care Foundation
Mercy Health Center 
Newton County Community Partnership
Northeast Health District WIC
Odyssey Family Counseling Center
Promoting Local Agriculture and Cultural Experiences
Southern Crescent Sexual Assault and Child Advocacy Center
United Way of Greater Atlanta
Veterans Support Group
Willing Helpers Medical

 

Learn more about the 2017 and 2018 grantee’s programs and services, and view our 2017 Community Benefit Grants Impact Report.

If you need additional information or have questions about the Piedmont Community Benefit Grants program, please email at communityprograms@piedmont.org.