DULUTH, Ga., Feb. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Georgia Baptist Health Care Ministry Foundation distributed over $3.6 million dollars to 51 non-profit health care organizations from across Georgia. Grants were awarded to organizations ranging from a health clinic providing charitable care in Grant Park (Atlanta) and a county health center in Decatur to rural medical/dental clinics, pregnancy centers and substance abuse programs in areas such as Columbus, Hazlehurst, Jasper, and Albany.
The proposed use of grants is as wide-ranging as the geographical locations. Medical clinics and pregnancy centers often request grants to purchase new equipment, such as an ultrasound, for improving patient care. Other requests are for financial support to operate free clinics and provide health services for uninsured and low-income families. Grants also go to Georgia Baptist entities such as the Georgia Baptist Children's Homes and Family Ministries organization and Penfield Addiction Ministries, both of which provide a range of health services to the public.
"The ministry of the Health Care Foundation is a perfect example of God's love," stated Dr. J. Robert White, President and CEO of the Georgia Baptist Healthcare Ministry Foundation. "Through these grants, Georgia Baptists are able to support health care programs across the state, primarily to populations that desperately need access to care."
Each September the Georgia Baptist Health Care Ministry Foundation accepts grant proposals, which are then reviewed and selected by the foundation's board. The awards are presented each February to the recipients.
Since 2005, the Georgia Baptist Health Care Ministry Foundation has provided awards of more than $48 million dollars through 659 grants to health care related non-profits and programs around the state of Georgia. Grants are provided to both religious and secular organizations to help people of Georgia receive needed care. Impact of the grants include over 19,000 pregnancies carried to term, over 18,000 professions of faith, and almost 3.5 million lives positively affected.
About Georgia Baptist Health Care Ministry Foundation
Georgia Baptist Health Care Ministry Foundation, Inc. (GBHCMF) is a charitable institution that assists Georgia communities and others with health care related programs. Georgia Baptist Health Care Ministry Foundation, Inc. was formerly known as Georgia Baptist Health Care System, Inc. The institution was originally founded in 1901 in Atlanta. The proceeds from the sale of the Georgia Baptist Health Care System's hospitals and other assets created a $125M endowment that funds the charitable programs. GBHCMF is based in Duluth, Georgia.
About Georgia Baptist Convention
The Georgia Baptist Convention (DBA Georgia Baptist Mission Board) is made up of autonomous, cooperating churches that partner together through the Cooperative Program, special mission offerings and mission efforts to share Jesus Christ across Georgia, throughout North America, and around the world. Churches give through the Cooperative Program and the State Missions Offering to support the missionaries and ministries of the Georgia Baptist Convention. In turn, Georgia state missionaries provide assistance, training, encouragement, and support for the ministries of Georgia Baptist churches and associations. http://www.gabaptist.org/
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