Leaders of nonprofit service providers and government agencies are invited to apply for Needs Immediately Met grants of up to $10,000. NIMble grants will be awarded to support one-time critical purchases, immediate needs for stabilization or crisis response, or innovative opportunities related to work to address our priority areas. This year our priorities have expanded to include COVID Impact and Recovery.
Nantahala Health Foundation has partnered with CommunityForce to help us manage our grant applications. While not required, it is recommended applicants use the link below to view a 20-minute video about the application process. Additional set-up support is available by clicking on the ‘HELP’ link on the bottom right of the Grant Site Log-In screen.
A call for proposals for Collaborative Health Innovation Project (CHIP) grants is planned for August. Through the application process, CHIP grant recipients will demonstrate how their problem-solving project/program will make the region better for everyone. They will work inclusively with their communities, make the most of existing resources, and collaborate with at least one other organization as part of their problem-solving and/or response process.
At Nantahala Health Foundation, our success stems from the collaboration of organizations in Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Jackson, Macon, and Swain counties and the Qualla Boundary. Our team works with agency partners to improve the places and ways in which we live, learn, work, and play. We believe that building capacity and supporting innovative programming will lead to overall better health outcomes.
After receiving community input through meetings, surveys, and interviews to inform our priorities and decision making, the following priorities were established:
In December 2019, we awarded 28 grants for a total regional investment of nearly $1.5 million. Going forward we will continue to explore the work of local organizations to identify innovative partnership opportunities to address the root causes of health inequalities in our region.