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!

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

Creating Equitable Food Systems in Eastern North Carolina

Like many parts of the state, rural Healthy Places NC communities are working to address high food insecurity and obesity rates. To assist stakeholders in Nash, Edgecombe, Halifax, Robeson, Bladen and Columbus counties in building a more equitable food system, the Trust will support efforts aimed at collecting data and mapping systems or implementing local action plans.

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

Promoting Equitable Health Outcomes by Addressing Social Drivers of Poor Health

We know that achieving greater equity in health outcomes will require genuine partnership between community organizations, especially those embedded in underserved areas or led by financially disadvantaged residents, and health systems and hospitals. The Trust is interested in hearing from organizations and collaboratives, particularly in rural areas, working to build these community partnerships to address a specific social driver of poor health.

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