The Inter-Faith Council for Social Service received a $40,000 reward from GlaxoSmithKline earlier this month, and it was one of 10 Triangle area recipients of the company’s IMPACT award.
The award is meant for organizations working with communities to further their health and well-being, according to the website of the Triangle Community Foundation, an organization that helps GSK choose award recipients.
Julia Da Silva, the programs and scholarships associate for TCF, said recipients of the award typically support community health in an innovative, measured, partnered, accountable, community-centered and transformative manner.
“We’re really looking at those boxes," she said. "How are you partnering with other organizations? How are you measuring the work that you’re doing? What’s your creative process and thinking differently about the services that you’re offering in terms of innovation and transformation."
She said IFC, founded in 1963, met these criteria well. Since its early days, it has worked to address issues of social justice, such as hunger and housing.