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

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.

Local Impact

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.

Past Opportunities

The following funding opportunities are no longer accepting applications.

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. View funding opportunity >>

Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences
This funding opportunity supports evidence-based approaches to prevent adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in Forsyth County. View funding opportunity >>

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. View funding opportunity >>

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. View funding opportunity >>

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. View funding opportunity >>

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. View funding opportunity >> 

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. View funding opportunity >>

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. View funding opportunity >>

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. View funding opportunity >>

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. View funding opportunity >>