What We Fund

We invest in our two programs, Health Improvement in North Carolina and Local Impact in Forsyth County, and two special initiatives, Healthy Places NC and Great Expectations. Below, you will find our current funding opportunities, based on specific, outcome-focused strategies. The timing of our cycles has changed from fixed to 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.

Assess

If you think you are a fit, review the eligibility requirements for that opportunity and assess whether you meet them.

Consult and Apply

If you believe you are eligible, contact the program coordinator to arrange a phone consultation to determine if your idea is a fit.

Current Opportunities

The following funding opportunities are currently accepting applications.

HEALTH IMPROVEMENT IN NORTH CAROLINA

Equitable Health Outcomes

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.

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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 low-income patients, especially racial and ethnic minorities, are faring as health care payment models change.

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Equitable Access to Care

Increasing Insurance Enrollment

Since the launch of subsidized Affordable Care Act insurance policies in 2014, the federal government, foundations, private insurers, and other stakeholders have supported enrollment assisters to provide guidance to the most vulnerable consumers. A better understanding of the costs and benefits of in-person assistance could prove helpful for sustainability and improving enrollment efforts. The Trust is interested in efforts to analyze the value and effectiveness of in-person, nonprofit enrollment assistance in Affordable Care Act insurance plans.

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Healthy Places NC

Obesity Reduction in Beaufort and McDowell Counties

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 and McDowell in building a more equitable food system, the Trust will support efforts aimed at implementing local action plans.

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Addressing Childhood Trauma in the Southeast

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 planning, awareness, and system change efforts that directly engage the communities most impacted by trauma and toxic stress in Robeson, Columbus, and Bladen counties.

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Past Opportunities

The following funding opportunities are no longer accepting applications.

LOCAL IMPACT IN FORSYTH COUNTY

Local Impact - Responsive

Building Organizational Capacity

This Local Impact opportunity aims to provide general operating support grants to groups with strong networks among racial and ethnic minorities or in low-income neighborhoods.

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Great Expectations

Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences
This funding opportunity supports evidence-based approaches to prevent adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in Forsyth County.
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Building Support for Family, Friend, and Neighbor Care
This funding opportunity is for the Family, Friend, and Neighbor Care Design Team members to develop and implement strategies and programs that build awareness of and support for informal childcare, often provided by family members or friends—in Forsyth County.
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Inclusive Economy

Maintaining the Safety Net
The Trust has long supported safety net organizations in Forsyth County to ensure people have access to basic human needs, such as food, clothing, and shelter. As we shift our work toward building an inclusive economy for all, we will also continue to support the strengthening of the safety net so that no one falls behind.
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HEALTH IMPROVEMENT IN NORTH CAROLINA

Healthy Places NC

Reducing Obesity in Rural, Eastern North Carolina
Like many parts of the state, rural Healthy Places North Carolina communities are working to address high obesity rates and food insecurity. To assist stakeholders in Nash, Edgecombe, Halifax, and surrounding counties build a more equitable health system, the Trust will support efforts aimed at collecting and analyzing data and creating locally relevant plans to coordinate effective interventions.
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Decreasing Substance Misuse – Burke, Edgecombe, and Nash Counties
To assist stakeholders in Burke, Edgecombe, and Nash counties in developing a meaningful response to substance misuse, the Trust will support efforts aimed at collecting and analyzing data and building locally relevant plans to coordinate effective interventions.
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Decreasing Substance Misuse – Rockingham
This opportunity will help implement or supplement evidence-based programs that have the greatest potential for impact. The Trust will consider the reach of applicant organizations, connections to financially vulnerable residents, and plans for seeking sustained funding.
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Organizational Capacity
This Healthy Places opportunity aims to provide small general operating support grants to groups with strong networks among racial and ethnic minorities or in low-income neighborhoods.
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Equitable Health Outcomes

Public Education on Value-Based Care
This funding opportunity is for organizations that can help educate and inform concerned residents, community-based organizations, safety net providers, and other key stakeholders about Medicaid reform and the health system’s transition to value-based care.
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Value-Based Care Pilot Planning
This funding opportunity supports innovative approaches for leveraging value-based care to improve the health of low-income patients in North Carolina.
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Equitable Access to Care

Closing the Medicaid Coverage Gap
The Trust is interested in efforts to educate the public about the opportunity to close the Medicaid coverage gap. We will support communications campaigns to educate people who would benefit most from expansion, as well as key stakeholders such as providers, first responders, and local business leaders.
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Increasing Health Insurance Enrollment
Our goal is to increase enrollment rates in underserved areas or among vulnerable populations to improve access and promote the sustainability of critical health services. The Trust will support outreach and enrollment efforts that target communities with large numbers of eligible but unenrolled residents or counties with low enrollment penetration rates.
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