Health Improvement in North Carolina Grantseekers

Health Improvement in North Carolina Funding Announcement

June 2017

We are pleased to announce our grant process for the August 8, 2017, application deadline.

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust launched its signature health care initiative, Healthy Places NC, five years ago. Healthy Places NC is a 10-to-15-year commitment to invest $100 million to improve health in 10 to 12 rural counties across the state. A key feature of Healthy Places NC is a focus on continuous learning and improvement. As part of this process, the Trust is undergoing an internal review to refine our strategy and deepen our impact. To build a successful program we want to ensure that underserved counties have access to the tools and technical assistance they need to make measurable progress on the health challenges these communities most want to confront.

This review will encompass more than just Healthy Places NC strategy. We also are evaluating our funding interests and past results. This is an uncertain time in health care, and the Trust is committed to maximizing our impact in rural regions. A changing environment may require shifts in how we invest. While we do not plan to overhaul the Trust’s issue areas, we do anticipate adjustments to help communities succeed in this new landscape.

To accommodate this process, the August grant cycle will be by invitation only.

While the Trust may adapt its approach, we will not temper our commitments or compromise our values.

The Trust remains focused on rural health improvement and recognizes that to make an enduring difference in the health of North Carolinians we need to improve the systems that create thriving communities. We’re working to support equitable, healthy communities where residents come together to create the change they want to see. We will continue to prioritize projects that, in concert with our issue areas, improve the social determinants of health for financially disadvantaged North Carolinians in areas such as economic self-sufficiency, housing, transportation, and education. We look forward to continuing this work with all of you in the coming months and years. It is a great time to be working in our state to improve the health of all North Carolinians.

Process for Applications

Please do not contact the Trust to solicit an application invitation. If your organization is invited to apply, your program officer will reach out to you to discuss next steps.