Fostering a metro-Atlanta region where all families are healthy and thrive.

Our mission is to support highly effective organizations that emphasize preventive, comprehensive health opportunities and enhance access to health services for women and children in Clayton, Cobb, Fulton, DeKalb and Gwinnett counties.

Funding Priorities

About Us

The Jesse Parker Williams Foundation is a private charitable foundation established in 1992. The Foundation traces its origins to Cora Best Taylor Williams’ bequest in 1924 establishing the Jesse Parker Williams Hospital to honor her late husband. Her intention was to relieve human suffering and distress, and her specific direction was to assist women and children with medical care. Mrs. Williams was a leader ahead of her time. Since 1992, the Foundation has awarded over $54 million in grants to the community.

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Impact in Community

By centering health equity, place matters and disaggregated racial data on health outcomes is critical to improving health disparities for women and children. Partners are evaluated and investments are awarded based on a high degree of alignment around healthcare access, care coordination, integration of care to meet the patient where they are, as well as collaboration. Our intent is to improve health equity in the five county service areas of Clayton, Cobb, Dekalb, Fulton and Gwinnett.

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Apply for a Grant

The Foundation utilizes a one-step, online grant application submission process for receiving and considering grant requests. It is strongly encouraged that potential applicants communicate with the Foundation’s executive director prior to submission of any proposal.

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