Build a more equitable food system where residents with low incomes have ongoing access to healthy food options.
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.
Build community, organizational, and individual capacity in areas with low incomes so that historically marginalized populations can participate in health improvement efforts.
Timeframe for Applications
Call-by date: January 26, 2021
Application deadline: February 16, 2021
Robeson, Bladen, Columbus, and surrounding counties
Organizations in Robeson, Bladen, Columbus, and surrounding counties 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 express an interest in understanding the problem, collecting relevant qualitative and quantitative data, and recommending approaches for building a better food system.
To help the community achieve these aims, the Trust is interested in proposals that map and analyze the food system in Robeson, Bladen, Columbus, and surrounding counties through an equity lens. Mapping may include examining information on networks, food value-chains, policies, land ownership and use, food desserts, food insecurity, or related issues. We can also support the capacity of organizations, especially those representing historically marginalized communities, to participate in the mapping process. Competitive applications will directly engage the communities that disproportionately suffer from a lack of healthy food 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.
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.