You knew your idea to help others was worthy of support, so you went after and won a NHF grant. The hard part is over.

What’s next? Putting your plan in motion, of course. And letting others know about the work you and your team are doing. Let’s get this partnership off to a great start by working together to share the good news.

What you should do:

  • Include information about your NHF grant award in publications you produce for internal or external distribution, including:
    • Newsletters
    • Brochures
    • Annual reports
    • Websites
    • Lists of supporters
    • Board minutes, etc.
  • Grant acknowledgement statement: [Project name] is supported, in part, by a grant from Nantahala Health Foundation, which partners and collaborates with local organizations to improve the health and well-being of Western North Carolinians.
  • Contact local media — daily and weekly newspapers, special interest publications, radio and/or television stations — using a news release or personal phone call.
  • Provide a link to Nantahala Health Foundation’s website <> on your website.
  • E-mail Advancement Officer Lisa Duff <[email protected]> a link to any news story that features your grant so that we can post it on our website and social media.

What Nantahala Health Foundation will do:

  • Seek publicity for our grants through local, regional, and state media.
  • Brainstorm ideas with you for getting the word out about your grant.
  • Help you target appropriate media.
  • Review your press announcement and other publicity materials relating to your grant.
  • Provide guidelines for using our logo.
  • Provide a reciprocal link to your website from ours.
  • Provide news announcements and social media ideas for you to customize.

Write and Submit a Press Release

Use this template to share the good news about your recent NHF funding partnership with your community.

NHF’s Brand Identity Guidelines

Grantees may use Nantahala Health Foundation’s logo in compliance with our usage guidelines (pdf). Click HERE for details.

Social Media Posts

Social media is all about sharing stories through images: photos, gifs, and videos. NHF can help you create high-impact images to share your story and our partnership. And, once uploaded, be sure to tag us in all posts highlighting your program’s success.

Use of Photographs, Legally Speaking

Grantees must be the owner of the materials or otherwise have the right to submit the materials. The materials must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity, or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement.

Grantee further agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Nantahala Health Foundation and its officers, directors, and employees from all damages, liabilities, and expenses (including reasonable outside legal fees) arising out of or in connection with Nantahala Health Foundation’s use of the materials provided.

When submitting materials for publication that include identifiable images of individuals, Grantee is responsible for making the individuals aware of the photo’s intended use and ensures that written permission to use the individual’s name and image has been secured.

If the identifiable person is under the age of 18, Grantee must have obtained consent from the minor’s parent or guardian. Copies of the third-party consents should be included when materials are submitted.