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.

2019 Approved Responsive Grantees:  Approved 2019 Responsive Grant Applicants have been notified and may complete the application process here.   Grant Agreements must be submitted by July 23, 2019.

Healthcare Foundation of Wilson Awards 12 Grants Totaling More Than $690,000

Healthcare Foundation of Wilson is investing more than $690,00 in programs that focus on solutions to some of Wilson’s greatest health challenges.  Twelve responsive grants were announced on July 30, 2019 during a breakfast 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 2019 grant recipients have received funding for projects that will address one or more of the four areas of health concern:

First Missionary Baptist Church, Lucama, NC – $5,000

Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC – $21,850

Love A Sea Turtle (LAST) – $15,000

Opportunities Industrialization Center of Wilson (OIC) – $59,205

United Way of Wilson – $120,000 (2-year grant)

Wilson County Department of Social Services – $150,000

Wilson County Health Department – $160,000 (2 grants)

Wilson County Interfaith Services, Inc. (Hope Station) – $67,300

Wilson County Schools – $7,500

Wilson Parks and Recreation – $15,000

Wilson Youth United (The SPOT) – $70,000


Learn more about the 2019 Healthcare Foundation of Wilson grants here.

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

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


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.