Work with health systems and community-based organizations to improve health outcomes for Medicaid and uninsured populations by addressing social drivers of health and well-being.
Support community-based planning efforts that aim to build collaborative systems of care between clinical providers and the organizations that address social drivers of health and well-being.
Pilot innovative approaches to help health systems address underlying drivers of poor health such as the state Healthy Opportunities pilots in Medicaid or programs that meaningfully connect health systems with community-based organizations.
Build the capacity of community-based organizations that serve residents with low incomes to understand and engage with the health care delivery system.
Timeframe for Applications
The Trust is not currently accepting applications for this funding opportunity.
Wake, Mecklenburg, Durham, Cumberland, Guilford, Forsyth, Onslow, Pitt, New Hanover, and Healthy Places North Carolina communities.
We know that achieving greater equity in health outcomes will require genuine partnership between hospitals and health systems and the community organizations that are embedded in underserved areas or led by residents with low incomes. The Trust is interested in hearing from organizations and collaboratives working to build these partnerships to address a specific social driver of poor health. We also want to hear about broad-based efforts to improve capacity of human service organizations that are embedded in communities of color to improve their ability to participate in the Healthy Opportunities pilots.
For any of these strategies, interested applicants can propose a planning process or seek funds to implement a system change effort that addresses a social determinant of health and aims to reduce racial or ethnic disparities in health outcomes. Competitive applicants will demonstrate strong collaboration between the health system and historically marginalized populations and will address issues of shared decision making.
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.