What We Fund

We invest to improve health and quality of life for communities in Forsyth County and across North Carolina. We focus on outcomes, because we believe this is the most effective way to achieve long-term, sustainable change. We always start by listening to the communities we serve and seek community-led solutions, grounded in racial equity and systems change.

Below, you will find our current funding opportunities based on specific, outcome-focused strategies. The timing of our cycle is rolling. Check back soon for additional opportunities in our areas of investment.

How to Apply


Explore the funding opportunities below to understand the goals, imagine solutions, and see if your idea or organization is a fit. You can search by category, geographic area, or look at past opportunities.


If you think you’re a fit, review the eligibility requirements for that opportunity.

Consult and Apply

If you believe you are eligible, contact our grants assistant to arrange a phone consultation to determine if your idea is a fit.

Current Funding Opportunities

Explore our current funding opportunities below. You can search by region or body of work. You can also look at opportunities we’ve funded in the past. 

If there are no results, that means our next funding opportunities have not been announced yet. Please check back soon!

Addressing Childhood Trauma in Nash/Edgecombe and the Southeast

Evidence continues to emerge about the negative social-emotional and health impacts of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress. Young children who have experienced significant trauma and toxic stress are more likely than their peers to have developmental delays and difficulty with self-regulation, which impacts their health and well-being. The Trust plans to support community engagement, awareness, and system change efforts that directly engage the communities most impacted by trauma and toxic stress in Nash, Edgecombe, Robeson, Columbus, and Bladen counties.

Application Deadline: Closed

Analyzing Affordable Care Act In-Person Enrollment Efforts

Since the launch of subsidized Affordable Care Act insurance policies in 2014, the federal government, foundations, private insurers, and other stakeholders have supported enrollment assisters to provide guidance to the most vulnerable consumers. A better understanding of the costs and benefits of in-person assistance for people with low incomes could prove helpful for sustainability and improving enrollment efforts. The Trust is interested in efforts to analyze the value and effectiveness of in-person, nonprofit enrollment assistance in Affordable Care Act insurance plans, with a particular interest in the experiences of rural communities, people of color, and immigrant populations.

Call By Deadline: October 5, 2021
Application Deadline: October 26, 2021 | Closed

Building Organizational Capacity in Eastern North Carolina

The Trust is interested in hearing from technical assistance partners to support the capacity of grassroots organizations and networks working on health improvement efforts in Eastern North Carolina, especially organizations based in Healthy Places NC counties or regions or groups participating in the Healthy Opportunities pilots in Medicaid. Technical assistance partners must have existing relationships and an on-the-ground presence in Eastern North Carolina to be considered for funding.

Call By Deadline: September 20, 2022
Application Deadline: October 13, 2022 | Closed

Building Partnerships and Organizational Capacity to Address Social Drivers of Poor Health

Achieving greater equity in health outcomes will require genuine partnership between hospitals and health systems and the community organizations that are embedded in underserved areas or led by residents with low incomes. The Trust is interested in hearing from organizations and collaboratives working to build these partnerships to address a specific social driver of poor health.

Call By Deadline: July 20, 2022
Application Deadline: August 10, 2022 | Closed