A Catalyst for Innovation
and Collaboration


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The world as we knew it was turned on its head early in 2020. As the COVID-19 pandemic created great swaths of change and hardship throughout Western North Carolina, Nantahala Health Foundation stepped in to help. In addition to sourcing and distributing PPE for regional service providers and front-line workers, we created a special funding category to ensure we could help where help was needed most. 

So far we’ve provided nearly $433,000 in support of some 25 organizations and projects directly impacted by the pandemic. As long as this threat faces our region, we will offer our support.

Together with your donations of support, we are committed to achieving better health outcomes in a post-pandemic world.

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Nantahala Health Foundation is a catalyst for innovation and collaboration addressing the social determinants of health in Western North Carolina.

Our Mission: To support and collaborate with local organizations to improve the health and well-being of all within the communities we serve.

Our Vision: All Western North Carolina residents thriving in communities without barriers to living healthy, productive lives.

Our Belief: We believe community organizations are the best way to break down barriers and improve the health and wellness of our citizens.

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Upcoming Events

– Applications for our NIMble grant opportunity will open March 1. Learn more about eligibility and funding requirements HERE.

– Applications for our Collaborative Health Innovation Program grants will be accepted this summer. Be sure to sign up to be the first to learn about our upcoming funding opportunities.

– Register for a Healthy Communities Listening Session HERE. Recordings of previously held sessions also can be found via this link.

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