The Walton County Healthcare Foundation Executive Director and Board of Directors of
are pleased to report on activities through our fiscal year, September 30th, 2017.
Since our first grant cycle at inception in 2006, we have provided over $3,000,000 in
support of healthcare, education and wellness programs for Walton County, Georgia
From the Foundation’s beginning, we’ve established a solid footing in support of
government agencies, educational institutions — both public and private K–12 and at
collegiate and technical school levels, 501(c)(3) organizations, emergency assistance
organizations and a multitude of health care providers.
We’ve continued to identify critical health issues and we have tackled those by funding a total of $496,339 in grant requests in 2017, and $374,038 in 2018 thus far. As of 3/31/18, the Foundation’s assets total $46,475,773.
Our support of school and college healthcare curriculums and teaching labs to train Walton County students has been re-emphasized recently with funding of Social Circle High School Nursing program, Loganville Christian Academy Bio-Med Science program, Georgia State/Perimeter College Dental Hygiene program (students volunteer at FISH Dental), and the Athens Technical College Assistance Fund for Walton students pursuing careers in healthcare. These initiatives directly address shortages of trained healthcare providers and technical staff. Other grants funded programs established to assist individuals in conquering and overcoming healthcare related limitations related to their specific disease, impairment or disability.
As we look forward and as the field of healthcare continues to encompass an ever changing platform of technological advancements in medical care and bio-science, accelerated educational opportunities and increasing levels of funding needs, the Walton County Healthcare Foundation will continue to foster partnerships and identify opportunities that will benefit from our support. These are exciting times for Walton County and it is our privilege to lead this Foundation.
Scott D. Simpkins
Walton County Healthcare Foundation, Inc.