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Grantmaking Overview

While grantmaking is only part of how we live out our mission, it is central to our work as a foundation and investor in the health of North Carolina.

Overview

Grants are investments – in organizations, in people, in health. The grants we make are a commitment to further the work of organizations, collaborations, and communities across the state. We invite applications based on specific strategic objectives or announce broader opportunities to apply for funding on a periodic basis. Grants can range from targeted small-dollar amounts to large, multi-year partnerships.

Overall, we invest in clearly-defined and results-oriented initiatives that are aligned with our grantmaking priorities and further a shared mission of improving the health and well-being of everyone in North Carolina. Specifically, our grantmaking supports:

  • Early Childhood, so that every child in North Carolina from birth to age five has the opportunity and resources to be healthy and well-prepared for success in school, work, and life
  • Healthy Communities, so that every community in North Carolina has the conditions for good health
  • Healthy Food, so that everyone in North Carolina has access to healthy food
  • Oral Health, so that everyone in North Carolina has access to quality, affordable oral health services

Receiving Grant Funding

We do not operate regular grant cycles. Instead, we invite applications based on specific strategic objectives or announce broader opportunities to apply for funding on a periodic basis. If you believe your organization is doing work that’s consistent with our priorities, please reach out to the staff member representing the related focus area.

Additionally, we encourage you to sign up to be notified of upcoming grantmaking opportunities and other news from the Foundation and to review our Frequently Asked Questions for specific details about our grant process.