Evaluation Report

Healthy Places NC: 10 Years That Changed the Way We Work

This report offers key findings about what the Trust and Healthy Places NC counties accomplished over this initiative’s 10-year life span. It identifies challenges and provides lessons for other communities and funders interested in rural place-based work.

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10 Years of Healthy Places

What is the initiative up to now?

In 2022, the Trust announced we had reached our $100 million commitment to those counties and would expand the initiative regionally. Our work with rural communities continues under the Healthy Places NC name and includes a special focus on Eastern North Carolina, where data shows the largest health disparities exist by race and place in our state.

We're committed to community.

We continue to partner with community leaders, connecting them to regional and statewide initiatives that are working to change systems and improve health through Healthy Places NC. We work with community organizations to build the capacity of new leaders, bring unlikely partners together, and impact local, county, and state policies to support thriving communities and a healthier state.

We want to thank the grantees and partners in the original Healthy Places NC counties for their work.

  • Beaufort
  • Bladen
  • Burke
  • Columbus
  • Edgecombe
  • Halifax
  • McDowell
  • Nash
  • Robeson
  • Rockingham

Our goals today are expanding equity.

We’re leveraging local organizations and networks to promote equity in food and recreation systems, substance misuse, and address adverse childhood experiences. We have a special focus on communities of color, as well as Eastern North Carolina, where data shows the largest health disparities exist by race and place.

Our Grantmaking Strategies

We leverage a variety of strategies to advance our goals, across all programs, initiatives, and bodies of work.

Activating Change With Our Values

We start by listening. Believe in communities. Engage unlikely partners. Employ a place-based approach. Believe equity is essential to everything we do. Focus on outcomes. Support scale and sustainability.

Funding Opportunities

Find out what we’re funding now.

Our Team

Senior Program Officer

Program Officer

Grants Assistant