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 15 Grants 

WILSON, N.C. (July 1, 2020) – Healthcare Foundation of Wilson announces 15 grant awards totaling $782,649 to support community projects that focus on solutions to some of the greatest health challenges for Wilson.

Healthcare Foundation of Wilson provides responsive grants and strategic funding for programs 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 2020 grants have been approved to fund initiatives that address one or more of the four areas of health concern:

• Hope Station – $40,000
• Love A Sea Turtle – $17,500
• Wilson County Department of Social Services – $100,000
• Wilson County Health Department – $284,639
• Wilson County Health Department – $20,000
• Wilson County Health Department – $10,000
• Wilson County Schools – $95,000
• Wilson County Schools – $85,000
• Wilson County Schools – $7,500
• Wilson County Substance Prevention Coalition – Hope Alliance $9,500
• Wilson Parks and Recreation – $10,000
• Wilson Police Department Athletic/Activities League – $25,000
• Wilson Youth United (The SPOT) – $11,680
• Wilson Youth United (The SPOT) – $61,640
• Young Life Wilson – $5,190

“As we award the 2020 responsive grants, we applaud our grantees for their ongoing commitment to overcome challenges during difficult times and pursue positive outcomes to improve the health and wellness of the greater Wilson community,” said Denise O’Hara, executive director of Healthcare Foundation of Wilson. “Our grant funding since 2016 totals more than $6.5 million invested in forward-thinking health and wellness initiatives that address our community’s rising concerns and current needs.”

Learn more about the 2020 grant awards.

Read more about previous grant funding.

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.