Addressing Childhood Trauma in Nash/Edgecombe and the Southeast - Closed

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.

Steps to Apply



Address childhood trauma for low-income children.


Build community, organizational, and individual capacity in areas with low incomes so that historically marginalized populations can participate in health improvement efforts.

Conduct broad-based communications, community education, and advocacy efforts that advance goals.

Timeframe for Applications

The Trust is not currently accepting applications for this funding opportunity.

Geographic Focus

Nash, Edgecombe, Robeson, Columbus and Bladen counties

Next Steps

If you think you are a fit, assess your eligibility below and then contact us to apply. Or, view all funding opportunities here.


Organizations and collaboratives in Nash, Edgecombe, Robeson, Columbus, and Bladen counties are working to address the impacts of toxic stress and Adverse Childhood Experiences. The problem is acute in this region that is prone to hurricanes, flooding, and economic dislocation. The communities in the northeastern and southeastern sections of the state are resource starved, which leads to provider shortages and too few services to meet the demand. Institutions do not always have the opportunity or resources for technical assistance or the funding to implement trauma informed approaches.

The Trust is interested in hearing from applicants who can assist with community-wide communications and awareness raising efforts that spotlight adverse childhood experiences, or the adverse community conditions such as poverty and systemic racism that drive disparate outcomes. We also are interested in initiatives that build the capacity of communities to address Adverse Childhood Experiences. The Trust also seeks proposals that aim to improve coordination within or between systems to improve care for people impacted by adverse experiences. Competitive applications will directly engage the communities that disproportionately suffer from toxic stress and trauma.

Eligibility Requirements

Before applying, consider the following questions and requirements:

  • Is your organization or work a good fit with the Trust?
  • Are you located or operating in North Carolina?
  • Does your work focus on improving quality of life and health for North Carolinians with low incomes?
  • Do you primarily support populations experiencing poverty?
    • These populations include: individuals living at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level; the uninsured; and those eligible for Medicaid and/or the free/reduced school lunch program.
  • Are your clients (or focus population) residents of North Carolina? If yes, then you may fit our geographic criteria.

Organizations the Trust WILL fund:

  • Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations
  • Governmental entities

Organizations the Trust WILL NOT fund:

  • Individuals
  • Faith-based organizations without 501(c)(3)
  • Type III supporting organizations
  • Organizations providing pass-through funds to an ineligible organization

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