Philadelphia, PA – 11/16/2022
GSK [LSE/NYSE: GSK] is honoring 20 nonprofits for their outstanding contributions to improving health in the Triangle (North Carolina) and Greater Philadelphia regions. The 20 IMPACT Award winners (10 per region) are receiving $50,000 each to support their organizations’ missions to build capacity to improve the health and welfare of individuals often underrepresented in their local communities.
To date, GSK has awarded over $14 million in unrestricted funding to local nonprofits across the two regions that are home to its US corporate hubs. Unrestricted funding allows the nonprofits to use the money for any purpose furthering their work.
Maya Martinez-Davis, President, US Pharmaceuticals, GSK said: “We’re pleased to provide funding to nonprofit organizations that connect underserved communities with access to critical services like community safety, education, employment, affordable housing, family/social support, nutrition and activity programs. At GSK, we aim to improve health equity in the communities where we live and work through programs like the IMPACT awards.”
Each year, the winners are selected by a panel of GSK and community leaders through a competitive process. The winning nonprofits needed to demonstrate that they improve community health through innovative ideas, measured outcomes, collaborative partnerships, accountability and racial equity. In the Philadelphia region, the GSK IMPACT Awards are presented in collaboration with Philadelphia Foundation (@PhilaFound).
Pedro A. Ramos, President and CEO, Philadelphia Foundation said: “We are fortunate to have a corporate partner like GSK here in the Philadelphia region. GSK’s IMPACT Awards bring a thoughtful and consistent approach to supporting well-run nonprofits. The flexible, general operating dollars these IMPACT Awards provide are precious to the organizations that receive them as is the endorsement they reflect.”
2022 GSK IMPACT Awards for Greater Philadelphia – Winners:
• Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia
• Beyond Literacy
• Girls on the Run Philadelphia
• Hand2Paw Foundation
• Mitzvah Circle Foundation
• Philadelphia City Rowing
• Philadelphia VIP, Inc.
• Rock to the Future
• SeniorLAW Center
• Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians
Join the conversation using @GSKUS, @TriComFdn, @PhilaFound and #GSKimpact.
Learn more about this year’s winners by viewing the virtual awards ceremony
About GSK: GSK is a global biopharma company with a purpose to unite science, technology, and talent to get ahead of disease together. Find out more at gsk.com/company.
About Philadelphia Foundation: Founded in 1918, Philadelphia Foundation strengthens the economic, social and civic vitality of Greater Philadelphia. Philadelphia Foundation grows effective philanthropic investment, connects individuals and institutions across sectors and geography, and advances civic initiatives through partnerships and collaboration. A publicly supported foundation, the Philadelphia Foundation manages more than 1,000 charitable funds established by its donors and makes over 1,000 grants and scholarship awards each year. To learn more, visit: https://www.philafound.org/.