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, rather than issues, 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.
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 program coordinator 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!
The shift to Medicaid managed care and new value-based care arrangements in the state could improve health outcomes for financially vulnerable residents or widen already steep racial and geographic disparities. To better understand the impact of these initiatives, the Trust will support data collection and analysis efforts that shed light on how patients with low incomes, especially Black individuals, immigrants, and people of color are faring as health care payment models change.
In recent years, stakeholders in North Carolina have spent considerable time and energy crafting recommendations to confront the complex issues of behavioral health and substance use at the state level. A lack of treatment capacity, high uninsured rates in some sections of the population, and rising opioid overdose deaths prompted the creation of these plans. Like many parts of the state, rural Healthy Places North Carolina communities are struggling to reduce rates of addiction to harmful substances and to decrease or eliminate overdose deaths.
The shift to Medicaid managed care and new value-based care arrangements in the state could improve health outcomes for financially vulnerable residents or widen already steep racial and geographic disparities. To ensure that families with low incomes are not harmed as payment models change, the Trust will support efforts to educate and protect consumers and promote patient feedback and information sharing among stakeholders.
En Español: Ayudando a las familias inmigrantes a responder a la pandemia de COVID-19 Immigrant communities have been some of the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, with millions of immigrants serving as frontline essential workers and millions more out of work. Intensifying this hardship is that fact that immigrants are often ineligible for public assistance programs. Before the pandemic, non-citizens were already significantly more likely to be uninsured, and most immigrants are ineligible for many forms of public benefits during the first five years in their status. Meanwhile, in North Carolina, Latinx individuals make up nine percent of our state’s population but account for 25 percent of COVID-19 cases. To help immigrant families weather challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and access a vaccine when available, the Trust will support immigrant-led organizations working closely with immigrant communities in North Carolina. To ensure that strong community-based networks exist to help immigrants and their families thrive, we encourage the submission of joint applications from groups to promote collaboration and coordination.
Our goal is to increase insurance enrollment rates in underserved areas or among groups that have been marginalized to improve access and promote the sustainability of critical health services. The Trust will support communications, outreach and enrollment efforts that target communities with large numbers of eligible but unenrolled residents or counties with low enrollment penetration rates.
This opportunity aims to support organizations and technical assistance providers working with nonprofit and grassroots groups led by people of color, or deeply embedded in communities of color, to build their sustainability and to increase their capacity to think more broadly about system change work.
As the health system shifts to new payment models, we know that financially vulnerable residents including the uninsured and underinsured will suffer disproportionately from a lack of access to care. Given this transition and the COVID-19 pandemic, it is especially important to ensure the continued viability of the health care safety net system in the state. This is a statewide funding opportunity to support communications, community education, advocacy efforts, and research and evaluation that help maintain the viability of the health care safety net system.
Like many parts of the state, rural Healthy Places North Carolina communities are working to address high obesity rates and food insecurity. To help stakeholders in Robeson, Bladen, Columbus, and surrounding counties build a more equitable health system, the Trust will support efforts aimed at collecting and analyzing data and creating locally relevant plans to coordinate effective interventions.
The Trust is working in Forsyth County to foster an inclusive economy and ensure every resident has the opportunity to thrive. This funding opportunity advances economic equity and support for Forsyth County youth ages 16 – 24, who have been disconnected from school and work, by increasing the number of youth who move into living-wage jobs. Research indicates that about 14 percent of the county’s youth are considered “disconnected.” We know that these youth—particularly youth of color—are impacted by systemic barriers and institutional racism—and need our active support to secure living wage jobs and find the path to economic and educational success. It will take organizations, adults, and youth in our community to listen, learn and develop inclusive solutions together, putting ideas into action for a more equitable future. This funding opportunity is designed to engage community groups and residents, especially organizations working with justice involved youth, to begin the process of finding solutions and developing an action plan.
This opportunity aims to support community organizations serving vulnerable populations to help build resilience and mitigate the impact of adverse childhood experiences during a public health crisis. The COVID pandemic continues to take a terrible toll on our community and state. We know that communities of color are disproportionately impacted by the virus. We also see residents rallying in this time of need to create safe education spaces, care for children and the elderly, feed one another, and address social isolation. We want to maintain this momentum and not lose ground in efforts to build resilience in Forsyth County. The Trust is especially interested in efforts to provide unbiased information on COVID to underserved communities. These trusted messengers could help with outreach on best practices for preventing spread of the virus and provide outreach and communication on vaccination efforts and availability. We also want to support applicants seeking to improve the social and emotional health of children during this traumatic time.