GPHSA Foundation

Governing Body

The governing body of the Foundation consists of five trustees elected by the GPHSA membership for a five-year term, plus the GPHSA President, President-Elect and Treasurer. One trustee rotates each year.

The governing body of the Foundation consists of five trustees elected by the GPHSA membership for a five-year term, plus the GPHSA President, President-Elect and Treasurer. One trustee rotates each year.

Lynn Green, Foundation President (2017-2022)
Jody Sanderson, Foundation Secretary (2018-2023)
Liza Cuevas (2016-2021)
Angie Saturday (2020-2025)
Jan Prescott (2019-2024)
Angie Thompson (2020-2022)
Susan Cooper (2020-2022)
Darbi Hixson (2020-2022)

Purpose & Funding

Funds are available to assist in academic undergraduate and limited graduate work in the form of grants. Assistance can also be provided for job-related institutes and workshops.

The Foundation is classified as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization for tax purposes. All contributions are tax deductible.

Five percent of GPHSA members’ dues and twenty percent of agency dues are transferred to the Foundation each year. Memorial gifts and donations are also received by the Foundation.

Academic Assistance

To be eligible for grant funding, an applicant must be a member of GPHSA/GCWA and have maintained membership for the past 12 consecutive months. Funds are awarded in the form of grants. Funds can be distributed directly to an individual or entity or via a request for reimbursement. Applications will be reviewed by the Board of Trustees on a quarterly basis and will be awarded using a rubric that will be made available to the membership upon request. Applications should be submitted quarterly by the last day of the quarter* (March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31). The trustees will meet during the first month in the quarter and render a decision by the end of that month (January 31, April 30, August 31, and October 31).

*The Board of Trustees have the authority to consider grant requests that are submitted after this requested date.

Funding will be awarded based on availability and any funding specifications outlined by a funding source. Verification of attendance to a funded conference, seminar, or other event and/or an account of how the funding was used may be requested.

Grant Investment Priorities

  • Professional and Leadership Development for GPHSA/GCWA members
  • Mentoring and Peer Support Opportunities and Initiatives for GPHSA/GCWA members
  • Educational and Training Opportunities and Initiatives for GPHSA/GCWA members
  • Community capacity-building as it relates to the well-being of children and families

How to apply

Educational Assistance Application

Training Fund Application