Through our grantmaking program, we partner with local organizations that have recognized a need in their community, developed a proven or innovative strategy to address that need at its roots, and are prepared to see their project through to its conclusion.

After a year of holding listening sessions, conducting interviews, and diving deep into proven methods and anticipated results, we have adapted our focus to address the health and well-being needs of school-aged children and young adults.

Through our 2024 grant cycle, we are looking to invest in projects designed to significantly move the needle on issues that impact health and well-being for children from age 5 to young adults age 24. If your organization has something like that in mind, we look forward to hearing more about it.

Pre-applications for the 2024 grant cycle will be accepted July 1 – 22.

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We are thrilled to have closed 2022 with these health investment and community partnership results from our grant-making program. While these numbers are certainly impressive for a three-year-old organization, the hundreds of stories of hope and health being told behind the numbers are the real inspiration for why Nantahala Health Foundation was established and why we plan to continue this work until it is no longer needed.


While the collaborative work we are doing with regional partners is making a difference, it is far from complete. In fact, a quick read of this Scientific American report, People in Rural Areas Die at Higher Rates Than Those in Urban Areas, will illuminate why this work is needed now in rural Western North Carolina more than ever before.


We look forward to connecting with many of you in the coming year as we continue working to eliminate barriers to better health and well-being for all.

For Grant Seekers

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For Grant Recipients

For Awardees: Before the Foundation releases funds to an organization, the organization must review and approve a written agreement. Once the funds are released, successful applicants must submit written progress reports as specified in each grant agreement. Organizations that have received a previous grant from the Foundation must first meet all reporting requirements in order for an additional application to be considered.

Explore the Factors that Influence Health

Many factors influence how well and how long we live, from access to affordable housing and well-paying jobs to opportunities for a good education for our kids. The County Health Rankings model shows us how these factors work together and illustrates where we can take action to improve health and eliminate unjust barriers to opportunity.