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

Review

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.

Assess

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!

Closing Racial Disparities in Birth Outcomes

Every expectant family in Forsyth County deserves a healthy birth outcome for their newborn– regardless of their race or economic status. That’s how children begin to thrive, right from the start. But too often, there are disparities in birth and maternal outcomes. At the state level, Black children are more than twice as likely as white children to die in their first year of life. In Forsyth County,  Black and Hispanic infant mortality rates are higher than infant mortality rates for whites. This funding opportunity is intended to help address disparities and ensure healthy birth outcomes for all families.

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

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 | Closed

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: January 26, 2022
Application Deadline: February 9, 2022 | Closed

Decreasing Health Disparities: Consumer Education and Feedback

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 low-income families 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.

Application Deadline: Closed

Decreasing Health Disparities: Data Collection and Analysis

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.

Call By Deadline: January 26, 2021
Application Deadline: February 16, 2021 | Closed

Decreasing Health Disparities: Data Collection and Analysis

The Trust is interested in hearing from applicants who can independently collect and analyze data to understand how the shift to Medicaid managed care is impacting patient outcomes. This work could follow particular populations or conditions such as maternal health or chronic disease management. Potential grantees could also analyze data systems or algorithms used to shape services for vulnerable residents. We are especially concerned about how reform is impacting racial and geographic disparities in health. The Trust may support several approaches to this analysis. Applicants should be able to communicate about their research in ways that are digestible to the general public.

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