Obesity Reduction in Beaufort County - Closed

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.

Steps to Apply



Increase healthy eating in low-income communities.


Support systems change approaches that increase equity through the creation of new food markets and vendors in underserved areas and promote greater control over the food system by historically marginalized groups.

Timeframe for Applications

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

Geographic Focus

Beaufort county

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 in Beaufort county are working to create more equitable food systems that provide greater opportunities for historically marginalized populations and healthier eating options in schools, daycare centers, and hospitals. These groups, along with Rural Forward North Carolina, have mapped out paths to improve healthy food access.

To help the community implement their plans, the Trust is interested in supporting system change strategies for increasing access to healthy food and building a more equitable food system. This could include communications or advocacy strategies, community engagement, policy reform, coordinating across organizations and related approaches. Competitive applications will directly engage the communities that disproportionately suffer from a lack of healthy food options.

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

Eligible? Contact us to schedule a consultation.


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If you have read the above eligibility requirements and think you are a good fit, use the form below or email Alison Duncan to schedule a phone consultation.



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