CATALYST - FALL 2018 VOL 1 NO 2 - Page 12

CATALYST To date, the Foundation has funded two EmpowerHealth grantee cohorts. They have conducted a number of organizational capacity building activities, including strategic planning, succession planning, staff and/or board development, marketing, fundraising development and making enhancements in technology or evaluation. Each organization receives a grant to implement a capacity building project based on the priorities identified from the CCAT. The Foundation created and moderates a members only Facebook Group page for both Cohort One and Two grantees to highlight our grantees’ work, provide timely communications, and to create opportunities for grantees to discuss challenges and accomplishes with each other. The Foundation has also produced several communications tools, such as a fact sheet and videos to share our grantees’ success stories, one of which is featured below. See how one Augusta, GA nonprofit used their EmpowerHealth grant funds to change they way they do business in the video at left. “ Implementing this grant program has allowed the Foundation to think more creatively about how we interact with our grantees. ” We have encountered some early successes with our EmpowerHealth grant program. So far, evaluation results demonstrate that 88 percent of EmpowerHealth applicants agreed that taking the CCAT was meaningful and useful for their organizations. In addition, our grantees consistently rate the peer learning workshops and having the opportunity to complete the CCAT as two of the most valuable components of the program. Editor’s Note: Notes from the Field by Andrea Young Kellum continues on the Foundation’s website at Please click here to read the complete article. 12 HEALTHCARE GEORGIA FOUNDATION