The GSK IMPACT Awards for Greater Philadelphia annually honors up to ten local nonprofit organizations.  In 2021, in honor of the program’s 25th year in the United States, each organization will receive $50,000 each in recognition of their exceptional achievements, overall excellence and best practices in contributing to a healthier Greater Philadelphia Region.

For nonprofits serving this community:

Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and/or Philadelphia counties.

Priority given to:

IMPACT nonprofits (those that are Innovative, Measured, Partnered, Accountable, Community-centered and Transformative) which address at least one of the following social determinants of health: community safety, education, employment, family and social support, housing and built environment and/or nutrition and physical activity. Please see the application for specific program details by category.

Applicants will be assessed on their commitment to racial equity as demonstrated by the organization’s mission and leadership. To support a more diverse group of nonprofits, this year organizations with smaller annual gross revenues than in years past are eligible to apply.

Requirements for award applicants:

  • Annual gross revenue of at least $100,000 for previous and current fiscal year and no more than $5 million for previous and current fiscal years. Does not include in-kind donations.
  • 501c3 status
  • See additional mandatory requirements listed in the application to be reviewed before registration and that will be presented in online information sessions.
  • NOT open to:
    • GSK charitable grantees for 2021 calendar year
    • GSK IMPACT Award recipients in 2019 or 2020
    • Categories of health care professionals listed in the application.

Amount of Awards:

Up to 10 nonprofits will be awarded $50,000 each in unrestricted funding.

2021 Timeline:

Registration Period — Feb. 18 to March 10 at noon
Application Period  — March 19 to April 16
Finalists Selected —  Spring
Finalist Virtual Site Visits — Summer
Winners Selected — Early Fall
Public Announcement of Winners — November

Questions about this award:


Registration deadline:

11:59 p.m. Wed., March 10, 2021



Step 1: Information Sessions

Interested applicants are encouraged to attend one of the three online information sessions to learn more about the IMPACT Awards program.


The first session will be from 3:30 p.m to 4 p.m. Tues, Feb. 23, 2021.

The second session will be from 3 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4, 2021.

The third session will be from noon to 12:30 p.m. on Mon. March 8.

To join one of these sessions, please dial 857-207-4197. When prompted, enter the passcode 42016020#.


Step 2: Register

Organizations must register online using Philadelphia Foundation’s portal.   GSK will approve or decline your organization’s registration. The deadline to register is 11:59 p.m. Wed., March 10, 2021.


Step 3: Apply

The application deadline is April 16, 2021. If your organization’s registration is approved, you will be sent an email with information to access the portal again to complete the application for a GSK IMPACT Award.

Step 4: Site Visits

Finalists will be selected in the spring for summer virtual site visits from a panel of local and national community health experts and GSK representatives.