Community Benefit Grants

As a nonprofit health system, Piedmont Healthcare is committed to improving the health of residents in our communities. In addition to providing medical care, financial assistance and community education, Piedmont collaborates with organizations that are committed to making a difference in our communities. We believe that partnering with like-minded organizations is positively impacts change in our communities. To this end, Piedmont offers community benefit grant opportunities, which extend financial support to not-for-profit, community-based organizations that provide specific health-related services and programs for at-risk and underserved populations that align with our FY19 Community Health Needs Assessment.

This year, we are funding up to $25,000 for programs that eliminate barriers to affordable, appropriate care.  These programs must target vulnerable patients, meaning those who are low-income, uninsured, those with complex chronic conditions, those who don’t speak English well or at all, and the elderly. At the heart of all programming is our goal to increase health equity for all Piedmont community members. In alignment with our CHNA, we specifically look to fund programs that:

  • Increase access to care
  • Reduce opioid and substance abuse and related overdose deaths

The application for the 2020 grant cycle has been closed. If you need additional information or have questions about the Piedmont Community Benefit Grants program, please email at


Organization Eligibility Criteria

  • Grant recipients are limited to not-for-profit, community-based organizations that are exempt from federal tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Groups owned and/or operated by Piedmont or any Piedmont-related entity are not eligible to apply.
  • For-profit organizations and individuals are not eligible to apply.

Grant Criteria

To be considered, funding requests must include all the following criteria:

  • Align with at least one Piedmont community
  • Deliver direct services with measurable goals and outcomes
  • Target at-risk or underserved populations
  • Fit within the 2020 calendar year timeline
  • Focus on direct services that increase a low-income patient’s access to care and/or address opioid use and addiction

See the Request for Proposals for full eligibility criteria, funding guidelines and other important information. Questions about Piedmont CHNAs and Implementation Strategies? Visit the Community Health Needs Assessment page.

Online Application

We've made the Access to Care and Opioid application available online.  Please note that you will need to download the budget template first to fill it out. If you have problems accessing it them, please let us know by emailing or calling 404-425-7348. Applications are being accepted until 5 p.m. Tuesday, October 1. 

We're hosting a Q&A conference call Monday, September 16, at 2 p.m. There we can provide more information on the grants and answer any specific questions you may have. RSVP at for more information.

2019 Grant Recipients

Mercy Housing Southeast
MAP International
Urban Health and Wellness
Gateway Center
Odyssey Family Counseling Center
Open Hand Atlanta
Covenant House Georgia
The Good Samaritan Health Center
Pickens County Council on Child Abuse
Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center
Fayette CARE Clinic
Fayette Senior Services
Healing Bridge Clinic

Southern Crescent Sexual Assault and Advocacy Center
Hands of Hope Clinic
Bridging the Gap Community Outreach
Coweta Samaritan Clinic
Meals on Wheels of Coweta
Coweta FORCE
The Tree House
The Cancer Foundation
University of Georgia Research Foundation
Athens Community Council on Aging
Mercy Health Center
A Child’s Voice Advocacy Center

Willing Helpers Medical Clinic
Newton County Community Partnership
Mercy Heart Inc.
Walton County Senior Citizen’s Council
Faith in Serving Humanity Inc.
Team Up Mentoring
MedLink Georgia
Sexual Assault Support Center
Mercy Med of Columbus

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