GSK, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey Issue Call for Applications Totaling $400,000 in GSK IMPACT Awa

GSK, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey 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


PHILADELPHIA, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GlaxoSmithKline (@GSKUS) and United 
Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (@PhillySJUnited) 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 Greater Philadelphia Region.

"Where we live matters to our health," said Katie Loovis, Director, US
Community Partnerships and Stakeholder Engagement, GSK. "Through the GSK
IMPACT Awards, we will find and 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 Greater Philadelphia Region. GSK IMPACT Awards is one of
several charitable programs GSK offers in the U.S. as part of a commitment to
building healthier communities and a healthy America. This is the 18^th year
of the program, and new this year - GSK is proud to partner with United Way of
Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) in the administration
of the awards.

"The opportunity to work with GSK in the administration of the GSK IMPACT
Awards is a great example of the power of collaboration," said Jill M. Michal,
president and CEO, UWGPSNJ. "These awards will allow local nonprofit
organizations to build healthier communities, which benefits our entire region
and creates impact that none of us can achieve alone."

Eligibility: Eligible organizations include small, mid-size, or large
nonprofits with existing programs that have demonstrated results; that are
operating in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and/or Philadelphia
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, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. ET and
can register here. For questions, contact UWGPSNJ at

Selection Process: GSK and UWGPSNJ 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 new facility at
thePhiladelphia Navy Yardin late 2014.

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

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 United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey
United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, serving
communities in Pennsylvania's Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia
counties, and New Jersey's Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May and
Cumberland counties, is part of a national network of more than 1,300 locally
governed organizations that work to create lasting positive changes in
communities and in people's lives. United Way engages the community to
identify the underlying causes of the most significant local issues, develops
strategies and pulls together financial and human resources to address them,
and measures the results. United Way is advancing the common good in Greater
Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey by positively impacting the lives of
people throughout the region in the areas of education, income, and health.
For more information about United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New
Jersey visit

About GSK
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Contact: GSK Inquiries: Jennifer Armstrong, +1 215 751 5664,, or UWGPSNJ Inquiries: Charmaine S. Curtis, +215
665 2595,
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