Build a more equitable food system where residents with low incomes have ongoing access to healthy food options.
Increase equitable access to recreation opportunities.
Conduct community-based evaluation, research, and planning that engages residents in the process to collect data, identify gaps, and determine best practices to address goals.
Convene, facilitate, and coordinate stakeholders to collectively address goals. This could include better coordination within and across systems and regularly convening community partners.
Build community, network, organizational, and individual capacity so that historically marginalized populations, particularly Black, Immigrant, Indigenous, and other leaders of color can drive community and health improvement efforts.
Timeframe for Applications
Call-by date: September 20, 2022
Application deadline: October 13, 2022
Nash, Edgecombe, Halifax, and surrounding counties.
Organizations in Eastern North Carolina are working to create more equitable food systems that provide ongoing opportunities for healthy food access and increasing equitable access to recreation opportunities, especially for historically marginalized communities. These groups are also helping ensure that people with low incomes and communities of color have greater leverage to influence the food system, address hunger, and create communities with recreational opportunities. These groups have worked to map out food access in Northeastern North Carolina.
To help communities in implementing these plans, the Trust is interested in supporting system change strategies for increasing access to healthy food and building a more equitable food system. For equitable access to recreation opportunities, the Trust is interested in supporting systematic efforts to increase access to recreation opportunities. This could include communications or advocacy strategies, community engagement, policy reform, coordinating across organizations and related approaches. If communities have not developed maps and action plans, then the Trust can assist with this approach as well. Competitive applications will directly engage the communities that disproportionately suffer from a lack of healthy food and recreation options.
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:
- Faith-based organizations without 501(c)(3)
- Type III supporting organizations
- Organizations providing pass-through funds to an ineligible organization
Eligible? Contact us to schedule a consultation.