Leaders of nonprofit service providers and government agencies are invited to apply for Collaborative Health Innovation Project grants of up to $50,000. CHIP grants are intended to support out-of-the-box thinking about how to strengthen the places we live, learn, work and play.
Nantahala Health Foundation has partnered with CommunityForce to help us manage our grant applications. While not required, it is recommended that first-time 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.
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.