GSK, Triangle Community Foundation Issue Call for Applications Totaling $400,000 in GSK IMPACT Awards

   GSK, Triangle Community Foundation Issue Call for Applications Totaling
                        $400,000 in GSK IMPACT Awards

Local Nonprofits Contributing to a Healthier Community Encouraged to Apply for
Ten $40,000 Awards

PR Newswire


RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GlaxoSmithKline
(@GSKUS) and Triangle Community Foundation (@TriComFdn) today issued the call
for applications for the GSK IMPACT Awards. This annual awards program will
honor up to ten local nonprofit organizations with $40,000 each in recognition
of their exceptional achievements in contributing to a healthier Research
Triangle Region.

"Where we live matters to our health," said Katie Loovis, Director, US
Community Partnerships and Stakeholder Engagement, GSK. "The GSK IMPACT Awards
honor some of the most outstanding local nonprofit organizations that are
leading the difficult and often thankless work of making our community a
healthier place to live."

The GSK IMPACT Awards honor innovative and collaborative nonprofit
organizations with evidence-informed programs that are helping people –
especially underserved populations – live healthier lives, and contributing to
the health of the Research Triangle Region. GSK IMPACT Awards is one of
several charitable programs GSK offers in the US as part of a commitment to
building healthier communities and a healthy America. This is the 6^th year of
the program in the Triangle Region, and GSK is proud to continue its
partnership with Triangle Community Foundation in the administration of the

"Through the GSK IMPACT Awards, local nonprofit organizations can maximize
their important work and make our region a healthier place for all of us to
live, learn, work, and play," Lori O'Keefe, President, Triangle Community

Eligibility: Eligible organizations include small, mid-size, or large
nonprofits with existing programs that have demonstrated results; that are
operating in Chatham, Durham, Orange and/or Wake Counties; and that address at
least one of the following factors that affect health: 1) Diet & Exercise, 2)
Education, 3) Built Environment, 4) Employment, and 5) Family & Social
Support. To view additional criteria and to apply, visit application deadline is Friday, June 6, 2014 at 4:00
p.m. ET. Interested applicants are invited to participate in a conference call
on Thursday, May 22^nd from 1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p. m. ET and can register here
for the call. For questions, contact Triangle Community Foundation at
919-474-8370 or

Selection Process: GSK and TCF staff review applications and select no more
than 20 finalists (spring/summer). A panel comprised of local and national
community health experts and GSK representatives perform site visits, evaluate
the finalist applications, and select up to ten winners (summer/fall). The
winners will be notified in the fall and presented with their GSK IMPACT Award
and $40,000 each at a ceremony at GSK's RTP facility in late 2014.

Past Winners: In 2013, more than 50 applications were submitted and judges
selected nine GSK IMPACT Award Winners. Learn about the 2013 Winners, watch
the 3-minute highlight reel of the awards ceremony, view photos from that
ceremony, and find out how you can get involved in the award-winning work to
build a healthier community.

The History of GSK IMPACT Awards: For nearly twenty years, GSK has honored
outstanding nonprofit organizations that are improving health in and around
our U.S. corporate campuses in Durham, North Carolina and Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania with GSK IMPACT Awards. The name 'IMPACT' derives from the focus
that winners must be: Innovative, Measured, Partnered, Accountable,
Community-centered, and Transformative. To date, 173 exemplary U.S.-based
nonprofits have been honored with $6,920,000 in GSK IMPACT Awards in both the
Greater Philadelphia and Research Triangle Regions. The GSK IMPACT Awards for
Greater Philadelphia was launched in 1997 and since then we have honored 136
nonprofit programs with $5,440,000. The GSK IMPACT Awards for the Triangle
Region was launched in 2009, and since then we have recognized 37 exemplary
local nonprofits with $1,480,000 in GSK IMPACT Awards. In 2013, the GSK IMPACT
Awards were redesigned to align with our efforts to explore what it means and
what it takes to be a healthy community. Eligibility expanded to nonprofit
programs that promote healthy lifestyles, advance educational outcomes, and
address other determinants of our health. This focus on healthy communities
continues in 2014.

Background on Healthy Communities: As part of GSK's longstanding commitment to
building healthy communities, in 2012, the company launched a national
initiative designed to better understand the barriers and identify
opportunities for building healthier communities in the United States. This
initiative included a series of events, called "Conversations on Community
Health," which were held in three cities:Philadelphia(September 2012),St.
Louis(December 2012), andDenver(February 2013); a National Advisory Council
convening in New York City (February 2013), and the release of anational
survey(March 2013). Phase one uncovered new insights about what it means, and
what it takes to build a healthy community. Phase two, which includes the
launch of the new GSK IMPACT Grants and the redesign of the GSK IMPACT Awards,
leverages that knowledge and demonstrates innovative ways local organizations
and businesses can work together to make a meaningful difference for healthier

About Triangle Community Foundation
For over 30 years, Triangle Community Foundation has enhanced the lives of all
its residents by connecting donors with causes they care about, providing
funding for nonprofits and serving as a resource for local issues in the
Triangle region of North Carolina. Each year the Foundation grants nearly $14
million back into the community, partnering with donors and nonprofits to make
a difference, now and for the future. To learn more about how you can get
involved, visit

About GSK
GSK – 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 further information go to, follow us on or visit our blog

SOURCE GlaxoSmithKline

Contact: GSK Inquiries: Jennifer Armstrong, +1 215 751 5664,; Triangle Community Foundation: Greg Behr, +1 919
272 5621,, or Billy Warden919.412.0630,
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