Healthcare Foundation of Wilson Awards 17 Grants Totaling Nearly $1.1 Million

2018 Grantee Luncheon

WILSON, N.C. (July 31, 2018) – Healthcare Foundation of Wilson is investing an additional $1.1 million in community projects that focus on solutions to some of Wilson’s greatest health challenges. Seventeen approved grants were announced today during a luncheon at Barton College.

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 2018 grant recipients have received funding for projects that will address one or more of the four areas of health concern:

  • Barton College – $426,000
  • Boy Scouts of America, East Carolina Council – $25,375
  • Love A Sea Turtle – $10,000
  • Mental Health of America of Eastern Carolina – $35,000
  • Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Wilson – $9,897
  • Imagination Station- $25,000
  • The SPOT – $30,000
  • Wilson County 4-H – $5,000
  • Wilson County Department of Social Services – $150,000
  • Wilson County Health Department – $5,000
  • Wilson County Health Department – $30,000
  • Wilson County Health Department – $175,000
  • Wilson County Partnership for Children – $75,000
  • Wilson County Schools – $7,500
  • Wilson County Schools – $44,000
  • Wilson County Substance Prevention Coalition – $7,500
  • Wilson County Substance Prevention Coalition – $25,000

Since 2016, we have invested more than $4 million in responsive grants alone, and these latest grant awards are a reflection of our ongoing commitment to improving the health and wellness of the local community,” said Denise O’Hara, executive director of Healthcare Foundation of Wilson. “We applaud these community partners for taking necessary steps to address health concerns, seeking solutions, and focusing on positive health outcomes in our community.”

About Healthcare Foundation of Wilson:

Healthcare Foundation of Wilson was established in 2014 to support the health care needs of the greater Wilson community. The foundation is committed to improving the health and wellness of all people by investing in strategic initiatives with measurable outcomes. To learn more, call 252-281-2105 or visit www.healthcarefoundationofwilson.org.