PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) 14th Annual IMPACT Awards target community-based nonprofits that provide access to healthcare for the underserved. Up to ten organizations in the Pennsylvania counties of Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lehigh, Montgomery, and Philadelphia and the City of Camden, New Jersey, will be awarded $40,000 each. The awards are bestowed upon winning organizations for success and achievements in their current, overall work, not just for new or specific initiatives. Applications will be accepted through March 29, 2010, 4:00 p.m. EDT.
Every year the GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards acknowledge, highlight and reward nonprofit organizations that have a significant impact on their communities and are accomplished, proactive and effective in their work. GlaxoSmithKline's IMPACT Awards represent and support Innovation, Management, Partnership, Achievement, Community focus and Targeting needs within community-based healthcare organizations. Nonprofits that exemplify the IMPACT Awards criteria continue to provide quality, accessible healthcare to their communities despite their financial and resource limitations. Winners in previous years include organizations that provide medical and dental care for the underserved, access to care for the chronically ill, services for children with genetic disorders and comprehensive treatment for women with addiction.
To qualify for a GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT award, applicants must provide access to healthcare services (primary mission); have annual total operating expenses between $160,000 and $3 million, as documented in the organization's most recent fiscal year financial statement; and have been in existence as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization for at least five years. A panel of local and national healthcare delivery experts and GlaxoSmithKline representatives will determine the winners based on a strong demonstration of ongoing success in providing access to healthcare; commitment to serving people in need; facilitation of healthcare delivery, substantive partnerships; policy development; and a solid record of achievement, management and leadership.
The GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards will be presented at an awards ceremony in Philadelphia in late 2010. For more details and to apply, please visit the GlaxoSmithKline site at www.gsk-us.com and select "Our work with communities," then click "Health programs," then click "Awards," and finally click "Philadelphia region" or call GlaxoSmithKline Community Partnerships at 215-751-5171.
About GlaxoSmithKline: GlaxoSmithKline -- one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies -- is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. For company information, visit GlaxoSmithKline on the World Wide Web at www.gsk-us.com.
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