Building a Healthier Wilson Community Together

Given the opportunity to make a lasting impact on the health and wellness of the greater Wilson community, Healthcare Foundation of Wilson is committed to supporting high-impact educational programs and health services in Wilson, NC and the surrounding area. By providing funding and other resources to nonprofit, government and academic institutions and programs that bring innovative solutions to some of our community’s greatest health challenges, we are working collaboratively to achieve healthier living in Wilson not just today, but for generations to come.

We consider grantmaking to be an investment in the greater Wilson community that will contribute to improved health and wellness outcomes.  Therefore, we seek to invest in strong, well-run organizations that are clear about what results they will achieve and how the results will be measured.  For more information read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and What We Fund.

 

Healthcare Foundation of Wilson Awards 17 Grants Totaling $1.1 Million

Healthcare Foundation of Wilson is investing $1.1 million in projects that focus on solutions to some of Wilson’s greatest health challenges.  Seventeen grants were announced on July 31 during a luncheon at Barton College.

Healthcare Foundation of Wilson prioritizes funding for projects that focus on sustainable solutions with measurable outcomes to address four of the community’s greatest health concerns, including adolescent pregnancy, alcohol and substance abuse, obesity and sexually transmitted diseases.  The following 2018 grant recipients have received funding for projects that will address one or more of the four areas of health concern:

Barton College – $426,000 (two-year grant)

Boy Scouts of America East Carolina Council – $25,375

Love A Sea Turtle – $10,000

Mental Health America of Eastern Carolina – $35,000

Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Wilson – $9,897

Imagination Station – $25,000

The SPOT – $30,000

Wilson County 4-H – $5,000

Wilson County Department of Social Services – $150,000

Wilson County Health Department – $210,000 (3 grants)

Wilson County Partnership for Children – $75,000

Wilson County Schools – $51,500 (2 grants)

Wilson County Substance Prevention Coalition – $32,500 (2 grants)

Learn more about the 2018 Healthcare Foundation of Wilson grants here.

Learn more about the 2017 Healthcare Foundation of Wilson Grants here.

 

Request for proposals for 2019 funding during our responsive grant cycle will begin with Letters of Inquiry due between January 2 and 15.  The Letter of Inquiry is the first step of your responsive grant request and may be submitted herePriority consideration may be given to eligible organizations who implement evidence-based program models that are identified as having significant outcomes in our four areas of focus.

As we continue our grant investments in the community, we are also working with partners to define objectives and seek out new solutions and strategic directions to increase impact and address Wilson’s greatest health concerns.  Strategic grant requests are by an invitation only process.