Through our grants programs, we strive to partner with local organizations that have recognized a need, developed an innovative project designed to address that need at its roots, and are prepared to see their project through to its conclusion. The projects we are most excited to get behind are those designed to significantly move the needle on issues that impact health and well-being for all those living, learning, working and playing in our region. If you and your organization have something like that in mind, we look forward to hearing more about it.
Our Collaborative Health Innovation Project, or CHIP grant, will be capped at $50,000 and will require two or more organizations to work together to meet a regional need.
Recipients of our Collaborative Health Innovation Project, or CHIP grants, will demonstrate how their innovative problem-solving project will improve health and wellness outcomes for individuals living in Nantahala Health Foundation’s region. Grant recipients 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. CHIP grant awards will be capped at $50,000.
Plans are in the works to host in-person, regional grant presentations in Murphy, Robbinsville, and Sylva. NHF staff will walk you step-by-step through our CHIP grant application and answer your questions. Stay tuned for details as they become available.
Also, we plan to post an application template in Word as soon as possible before the July 1 acceptance window opens. While you are not required to use the template, it may prove useful in the question answering and review process. Use of the template does NOT take the place of completing and submitting the online application.
Our Needs Immediately Met, or NIMble grant, is capped annually at $10,000 and is awarded to:
After hearing from nonprofit and governmental leaders throughout the region, together with information gathered during four previous grant-making cycles and with a growing body of scientific evidence in support of social determinants of health’s impact on wellness, our Board of Directors recently announced a comprehensive update to our grant-making funding priorities.