Read the News & Observer article below detailing all those Triangle area nonprofits who will receive the 2009 GSK IMPACT Awards!
posted on Friday, Nov. 06, 2009, News & Observer
$40,000 grants given to nonprofits working on health care
Nine local nonprofit organizations have each been awarded $40,000 GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT grants to further their work providing access to health care in the Triangle.The first-time awards are a partnership between the pharmaceutical giant and the Triangle Community Foundation, which provides grants to nonprofits.Groups receiving the grants are: Alliance Medical Ministry Inc.; The Alliance of AIDS Services-Carolina; Diabetes Management Solutions; Family Violence and Rape Crisis Services Inc.; Lucy Daniels Center for Early Childhood; National Society to Prevent Blindness-North Carolina Affiliate; Threshold Inc.; Urban Ministries of Wake County Inc.; and Wake Teen Medical Services Inc.
"These organizations are on the front lines as change agents, working to build stronger and healthier communities," Mary Linda Andrews, GlaxoSmithKline director of community partnerships, said in a prepared statement.
GlaxoSmithKline has one of its two U.S. headquarters in Research Triangle Park, where the company also has research and development facilities focused on metabolic and viral diseases. The company employs about 5,600 people in the Triangle.