Partnerships

At Nantahala Health Foundation, we build and maintain partnerships with forward-thinking organizations focused on improving the overall health and well-being of the region. To date through December 2021, our investments in health and wellness initiatives total more than $3.13 million, with these funds building the capacity of some 148 regional organizations.

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Library Patron
Nantahala Regional Library Logo

Total Grant Funding: $46,038
Grant Cycles: CHIP 2020, NIMble 2021
Priority Area: Education

To expand both network and computer access to your constituents, to purchase network devices to expand your libraries' outdoor WiFi range to allow for better connection to our faster internet, and to purchase laptops for The Learning Center Charter School to use for remote learning and for your libraries to use via curbside (2020) and to provide library users with a comprehensive collection of online materials and resources to aid their pursuit of information, research, education, recreation, and the development of creative capacities in their leisure time (2021).

Impact: "We installed WiFi devices to increase our range of outdoor use at our library branches. We also purchased laptops for our libraries and our partner, The Learning Center Charter School, to use with students. We purchased all devices and immediately expanded the WIFI at our locations, as well as The Learning Center. There was an immediate response to this with an increase of cars parked in our lots using the newly expanded wifi not to mention that the range actually covers neighboring parking lots."

REACH of Cherokee County

REACH of Cherokee County logo

Total Grant Funding: $6,200
Grant Cycle: NIMble 2020
Priority Area: Economic Security

To purchase a HVAC system to be installed at the Reach of Cherokee County safe-haven shelter.

laptop
REACH of Clay Logo

Total Grant Funding: $6,500
Grant Cycle: NIMble 2020
Priority Area: Economic Security

To purchase TVs, DVDs, and other technology devices with Internet connectivity to expand access to healthcare and education for victims of domestic violence residing at the REACH of Clay County emergency shelter. Photo provided by grantee.

Impact: "We are so very grateful to have been selected to receive these funds. The upgrades have enabled our clients to maintain safe social distances throughout the pandemic and will continue to benefit our clients and their children for many years to come."

Reach of Macon van

Total Grant Funding: $155,300
Grant Cycles: 2019, CHIP 2020, 31 Days of Giving, CHIP 2021, NIMble 2022
Priority Areas: Education, Economic Security

To purchase a disability equipped passenger van (2019); to ensure on-site academic tutors are available to serve as liaisons between parents and Macon County Schools/teachers and can work with families to provide support on virtual learning days as a result of COVID-19 safety measure (2020); and to support a portion of their victim advocacy crisis hotline (2022). Photo provided by grantee.

Impact: "Without the van, clients would not have received transport due to an inability to ensure social distancing and the cleanliness of employees’ vehicles. Having a passenger van allowed for Covid-friendly client transports, permitted REACH to obtain vital resources for their shelter and community clients, and decreased barriers clients face in obtaining critical resources."

Baby with building blocks

Total Grant Funding: $2,500
Grant Cycle: 31 Days of Giving
Priority Area: Education

To support their mission to create opportunities during the earliest years of life for each child to grow and learn and achieve his or her greatest potential in life.

Total Grant Funding: $50,000
Grant Cycle: Healthy Homes 2021
Priority Area: Health and Healthcare

For owner-occupied home repairs and modifications to household with combined incomes below 60% AMI. Home repairs should restore or maintain safe and healthy living conditions, including those that ensure elderly residents can safely age in their homes or address physical challenges or disabilities.

Food distribution

Total Grant Funding: $1,175
Grant Cycle: 31 Days of Giving
Priority Area: Economic Security

To support the Graham County Felowship Food Distribution effort.

Man fixing car
Rolling Start Logo

Total Grant Funding: $19,517
Grant Cycle: NIMble 2021, CHIP 2021
Priority Area: Economic Security

To repair at least six donated vehicles, which can then be gifted to individuals in need of safe, reliable transportation..

NIMble 2021 Impact: "In September 2021, Rolling Start NC presented a 2005 Ford Escape to a gentleman in Whittier referred by the Department of Social Services. He is disabled, living off of SSI. He has three young children he is raising by himself. His wife developed an addiction problem and left the family. He had been struggling to get by on a very limited income and had no vehicle. He and the family were borrowing a car on occasion from a relative and begging for rides from others. He asked for a car to help get his kids to doctor and dentist appointments. He stated a car would help him get groceries and get to his own doctor appointments. He would be able to take his kids to school and pick them up from school when they were sick. They could participate in the typical activities of youth and the community. He and his children were extremely excited and appreciative when they received their Ford Escape."

Transportation, or the lack of it, is one of the root causes for people being unable to reach and obtain other services or programs which would otherwise be available to them. This includes food, healthcare, counseling, and educational opportunities. Transportation is a necessity for anyone trying to work their way out of poverty or even survive. Those without transportation become isolated and restricted in their ability to interact or contribute to the community. Transportation is largely overlooked or underfunded by the human resources services and nonprofit community. Thank you for recognizing Rolling Start NC and supporting our mission.

Rotary Cuts Trees on Greenway
Rotary Logo

Total Grant Funding: $5,000
Grant Cycle: NIMble 2021
Priority Area: Health and Healthcare

To support the repair of a Little Tennessee Greenway pavilion located near Rotary Circle, thus providing the public an additional outdoor meeting space within Macon County. Photo provided by grantee.

Impact: Noting the significant quantity of wood felled to clear the area, Chuck Sutton at Macon Program for Progress identified two families in need of wood for their winter heating. Rotarians delivered the wood to these families, helping two local families warm their homes this winter.

Rotary Logo

Total Grant Funding: $45,000
Grant Cycle: Healthy Homes 2021
Priority Area: Health and Healthcare

For owner-occupied home repairs and modifications to household with combined incomes below 60% AMI. Home repairs should restore or maintain safe and healthy living conditions, including those that ensure elderly residents can safely age in their homes or address physical challenges or disabilities.

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