Partnerships

At Nantahala Health Foundation, we are working to build and maintain partnerships with forward-thinking organizations focused on improving the overall health and well-being of the region. To date, our investments in health and wellness initiatives total more than $2.2 million, with these funds building the capacity of some 78 regional organizations. 

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Kids Place

Total Grant Funding: $15,000
Grant Cycle: 2019
Priority Area: Health and Healthcare

To support the establishment of a Child Medical Evaluation Program to serve child and youth victims of abuse and neglect.

Impact: "Medical evaluations have been taking place and access to care will continue. Even with the delayed start of this project due to COVID and then the delay while we secured PPE, KIDS Place has been able to provide 31 medical evaluations so far (as of Dec. 2020). This represents 51% of the children who were referred for forensic interviews. This is better than the national average of 40%. We anticipate increasing this to 75%."

Macon County Emergency Medical Services

Total Grant Funding: $37,500
Grant Cycle: 2019
Priority Area: Health and Healthcare

To provide funding for enhanced techology to better address the county's need for emergency services.

Macon Medication Assistance

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Total Grant Funding: $45,000
Grant Cycle: 2019
Priority Area: Health and Healthcare

To assist Macon County and surrounding area residents find pathways to solve their medication needs by providing assistance through pharmaceutical entities and vouchers for urgently needed medications.

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Total Grant Funding: $62,500
Grant Cycles: 2020 NIMble, 2020 CHIP, 31 Days of Giving, 2021 NIMble
Priority Area: Economic Security

To support housing rehabilitation and repair for low-income individuals and families in Macon County (2020) and to provide food and supplies to low-income individuals, families and seniors (2021).

Impact: "Food program participants indicating that that they would not have been able to afford food for the month without these deliveries. Or alternatively, they would have had to choose food over another necessary expense, such as medicine, at some time during the month. MPP has continued to work with community partners to make other resources available to participants. From health insurance, prescription, housing, health and many other topics, participants have interacted with community partners to receive aid and learn about resources."

Matt's Ministry

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Total Grant Funding: $40,000
Grant Cycle: 2019
Priority Area: Economic Security

To provide food and supplies to low-income seniors facing nutritional insecurity.

Impact: "The collaborative project of Clay County Food Pantry and Matt’s Ministry has provided critical food and supplies to address food insecurity among seniors in Clay County. Early in the COVID-19 crisis, our typical supply chain struggled to provide adequate food and supplies at a time that demand started to increase. That issue has since resolved, but during the initial period, funding from NHF was a critical resource allowing us to make local and online direct purchases to meet the community need."

Total Grant Funding: $2,500
Grant Cycle: 31 Days of Giving
Priority Area: Health and Healthcare

To support the organization's mission to provide recovery-oriented and outcome-driven behavioral healthcare to Western North Carolina through outpatient and/or community-based services in Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Jackson, Haywood, Macon, Swain and Transylvania counties.

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Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC)

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Total Grant Funding: $62,106
Grant Cycles: 2019, 2020 CHIP
Priority Area: Health and Healthcare

To support short-term student housing for the rural fellowship program (2019) and to hire a Community Health Worker (Candy Crowe, pictured right) to support members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians through culturally-responsive community outreach that promotes trust in COVID-related information and services, such as testing, and increases connections to primary care and social and economic resources (2020).

Impact: "Candy has provided outstanding capacity for her team in reaching Tribal members who test positive for COVID-19, communicating with them about their test results, giving guidance for quarantine and isolation when needed, and ensuring those who test positive connect to resources like food and medicine so they can stay home. To date, Candy has reached more than 3,400 Tribal members through outreach and individual support. She delivers groceries and supplies, connects with Contact Tracers, and helps people access other resources."

Home Repair Project

Total Grant Funding: $52,500
Grant Cycles: 2019, 2020 NIMble, 2021 NIMble, 31 Days of Giving
Priority Area: Economic Security

To support home repair and rehabilitation projects for elderly and disadvantaged (2019) and to support Jackson Neighbors in Need, a community-based emergency assistance fund that assists low-income residents of Jackson County (2020, 2021).
Impact: "The grant was received just before cold weather set in when people who were already behind on heating and utility bills because of the economic downturn were in danger of being without heat and power when they needed it most. For those recipiants in frail health, keeping utilities and heat on through the winter months provided life saving support."

2021 NIMble Recipients

Grant Distribution Date: June 2021
Number of Partners: 27
Total Funds Invested: $204,222
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31 Days of Giving

Grant Distribution Date: December 2020
Number of Partners: 14
Total Regional Invested: $33,275
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2020 CHIP Recipients

Grant Distribution Date: December 2020
Number of Partners: 11
Total Regional Invested: Nearly $420,000
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2020 NIMble Recipients

Grant Distribution Date: October 2020
Number of Partners: 31
Total Regional Investment: Nearly $273,000
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2019 Grant Recipients

Grant Distribution Date: December 2019
Number of Partners: 28
Total Regional Investment: Nearly $1.5 million
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