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 Announces 13 Responsive Grant Awards
WILSON, N.C. (June 29, 2023) – Thirteen new grants have been awarded by Healthcare Foundation of Wilson to support community projects that focus on solutions to some of the greatest health challenges for Wilson.
Each year, Healthcare Foundation of Wilson provides responsive grant funding to organizations in the greater Wilson community, and the 2023 awards total more than $368,000 in funding for initiatives that focus on 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 grants have been approved to fund initiatives that address one or more of the four areas of health concern:
Responsive Grants for 2023
- Hope Station – $30,000
- Love A Sea Turtle (LAST) – $3,500
- The Arc of Wilson County – $25,000
- Wilson County Department of Social Services – $13,000
- Wilson County Department of Social Services – 50,000
- Wilson County Health Department – $10,000
- Wilson County Schools – $50,000
- Wilson County Schools – $16,667
- Wilson County Schools – $7,500
- Wilson County Senior Activity Center – $25,000
- Wilson County Substance Prevention Coalition – Hope Alliance – $37,500
- Wilson Police Athletics and Activities League – $25,000
- Wilson Youth United – The SPOT – $75,000
“We remain committed to providing grant funding for projects that address the greatest health concerns in our community,” said Denise O’Hara, executive director of Healthcare Foundation of Wilson. “Our responsive grant funding since 2016 totals more than $7.2 million, and our total community funding-to-date is $56.2 million, which includes strategic grant funding and financial support for hospital improvements.”
Learn more about the 2023 Responsive 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.