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.
Request for proposals for 2018 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 here. Priority 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.
Healthcare Foundation of Wilson Awards 23 Grants Totaling $1.6 Million
Healthcare Foundation of Wilson is investing $1.6 million in community projects that focus on solutions to some of Wilson’s greatest health challenges. Twenty-three approved grants were announced August 17 during a luncheon at Barton College – Hardy Alumni Hall.
Healthcare Foundation of Wilson prioritizes grant 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 (STDs). The following 2017 grant recipients have received funding for projects that will address one or more of the four areas of health concern:
Barton College – (two separate grant projects) $132,000 and $185,000
Community Christian School – $5,000
Greenfield School – $28,000
Hope Station – $45,000
Integrity Unlimited CDC – $50,000
Love A Sea Turtle – $7,000
Seeds of Hope Wilson – $16,000
SPOT (Sharing Positive Outcomes Together) – $50,000
United Way of Wilson, Inc. – $150,000
Wilson County Department of Social Services – $150,000
Wilson County Health Department – (three separate grant projects) $5,000, $10,000 and $316,000
Wilson County Partnership for Children – $135,691
Wilson County Schools (two separate grant projects) $7,500 and $40,000
Wilson County Substance Prevention Coalition – (two separate grant projects) $7,200 and $157,200
Wilson Family YMCA – (two separate grant projects) $25,000 and $40,000
Wilson Parks & Recreation – $12,000
Learn more about the 2017 Healthcare Foundation of Wilson Grants here.