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Why Donate to Nantahala Health Foundation?

Because we cannot do this work alone. When you donate to Nantahala Health Foundation, you can be assured that your contribution is having a meaningful impact on those who truly need our health and well-being investments.

Our unique and comprehensive approach to addressing the root causes of health disparities sets us apart as a vital force for positive change in the region.

How? First and foremost, we are committed to tackling the upstream barriers to health and well-being. Instead of solely focusing on treating symptoms, we recognize the importance of addressing the social drivers of health that underlie many health disparities. These drivers — such as equitable access to quality education, economic stability, and safe housing — are pivotal in shaping the overall health and well-being of individuals and communities. By targeting these root causes, we are committed to taking a proactive and sustainable approach to improving health outcomes for the people of Western North Carolina.

Furthermore, we are committed to fostering collaboration among local nonprofits. Through our efforts to identify the most effective ways for these organizations to work together, we are leveraging the collective power of the local community to achieve our mission.

This collaborative approach ensures that resources are utilized efficiently, avoiding duplication of efforts and maximizing the impact of every dollar donated.

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By supporting Nantahala Health Foundation, you are not just making a one-time charitable contribution; you are investing in a long-term strategy for health and well-being in Western North Carolina. Whether you are passionate about healthcare access, education, housing, or economic stability, your contribution will have a far-reaching and sustainable impact on the health and well-being of the entire community.

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Hometown Revitalization efforts are supporting a robust regional economy.

Now+Next Fall 2022

Our Now + Next capacity-building effort is building a strong nonprofit network throughout WNC.


Community Paramedics are eliminating barriers to healthcare for rural residents.

Ensuring access to quality education for our youth is vital to our region’s future success.

We are Proud of Our Partnerships

Your donations allows us to further our mission to ensure that everyone in Western North Carolina has equitable opportunities to live their best lives.

So far, our grant program has awarded more than $3.46M to some 175 programs, all of which have contributed a total regional investment of more than $11.4M and, more importantly, the improvement of thousands of lives.

We launched in 2019 with a $15M investment under the direction of a volunteer board of directors and a mission to improve health outcomes in our service area.

While $15M may sound enormous to some, it pales in comparison to the level of financial support required to create a meaningful health and well-being enhancements for all those living, learning, working, and doing their best to thrive in our region.

Nantahala Health Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible.  Federal Tax ID # 83-2682447.

Our mission to support local nonprofits, faith-based leaders, and government agencies as they work toward improved health outcomes for all citizens of Western North Carolina will require a significant commitment of resources over many years. 

We invite all who embrace our mission to support upstream solutions to barriers to better health to invest in our work and to be a part of our results. At any level of giving, your support ensures our effort will continue until every resident of Western North Carolina has equitable access to better health outcomes. Whether you can help today with a one-time gift, help every month with sustained giving, or help us well into the future by making health and wellness for all your life’s legacy, we invite you to contact us for more information.

Financial information about our organization and a copy of our license are available from the N.C. State Solicitation Licensing Section at (919) 807-2214. The license is not an endorsement by the State.