Read and Feed among those honored with a GSK IMPACT Award

Read and Feed received an IMPACT Award from GSK, a global healthcare company, for improving the health and well being of those living in the Triangle area. The award comes with $50,000 in funding to support our work in children’s literacy and food security. A total of 20 nonprofits were selected this year, ten from the Triangle and ten from the greater Philadelphia region.

As part of the 25th anniversary of the inception of the US-based IMPACT Awards, GSK increased the award from $40,000 per nonprofit to $50,000, for a total of $1 million donated in 2021. To date, GSK has awarded over $13 million in unrestricted funding to local nonprofits across the two regions that are home to its US corporate hubs.

“Nonprofits are critical for connecting people in RTP and Philadelphia with vital services including housing, food, employment, education and youth mentoring,” said Maya Martinez-Davis, President, US Pharmaceuticals at GSK. “We are pleased and honored to expand our support of many of these outstanding organizations so they can continue to make a difference for people and communities across these two regions far into the future.”

The 2021 GSK IMPACT Winners in the Triangle Region are:

  • Boomerang Youth
  • Communities in Partnership
  • Durham Literacy Center
  • Durham Nativity School
  • Housing for New Hope
  • North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development
  • PORCH Chapel Hill – Carrboro
  • Read and Feed
  • The Carying Place
  • The Hispanic Liaison / El Vinculo Hispano

The winners were selected by a panel of local and national community leaders through a competitive process. The nonprofits needed to demonstrate innovative, measured and sustainable approaches to addressing at least one of the following six community health factors: Community Safety, Education, Employment & Income, Family & Social Support, Housing & Shelter, and Nutrition & Physical Activity.

In the RTP region, the GSK IMPACT Awards are presented in partnership with Triangle Community Foundation (@TriComFdn). “We are so fortunate to have a corporate partner like GSK right here in the Triangle region that understands the importance of supporting the capacity of nonprofits,” said Triangle Community Foundation President & CEO Lori O’Keefe. “In order to achieve our mission of a better Triangle for all residents, relationships like the one we have with GSK are crucial.”