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 low-income patients, especially racial and ethnic minorities, are faring as health care payment models change.
This opportunity will help implement or supplement evidence-based programs that have the greatest potential for impact. The Trust will consider the reach of applicant organizations, connections to financially vulnerable residents, and plans for seeking sustained funding.
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. To assist stakeholders in Beaufort County in developing a meaningful response to substance misuse, the Trust will support efforts aimed at implementing and coordinating effective interventions.
Many Forsyth County families continue to experience persistent poverty. Addressing this complex problem requires solutions that are deeply informed and led by people closest to the problem. This funding opportunity supports a community inquiry process to recommend effective two-generation approaches to increase family economic security in Forsyth County.
Our goal is to increase 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.
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 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.
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.
The Trust has long supported safety net organizations in Forsyth County to ensure people have access to basic human needs, such as food, clothing, and shelter. As we shift our work toward building an inclusive economy for all, we will also continue to support the strengthening of the safety net so that no one falls behind.
To assist stakeholders in Beaufort and McDowell build a more equitable food system and more equitable recreation opportunities, the Trust will support efforts that convene and coordinate local networks or collaboratives to increase healthy food and active living options.
Like many parts of the state, rural Healthy Places NC communities are working to address high obesity rates and food insecurity. To assist stakeholders in Beaufort in building a more equitable food system, the Trust will support efforts aimed at implementing local action plans.