Healthcare Foundation of Wilson Awards 15 Responsive 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.