Investing in Better Health for the Greater Wilson Community

Committed exclusively to the development of a healthier Wilson community, Healthcare Foundation of Wilson serves to educate and encourage community members to adopt healthy lifestyle choices through the successful funding of health-based initiatives. With a primary focus on grant-making, Healthcare Foundation of Wilson also supports existing funds that benefit members of our community.

Focused Grant Awards toward Health Care Initiatives

In order to make the most effective use of Healthcare Foundation of Wilson funds, we continually review health data specific to Wilson County and assess some of the largest health issues in our community.  Every three years in collaboration with the local health department and hospital, we complete a Community Health Needs Assessment to identify pressing health needs.

The 2022 Community Health (CHNA) which was finalized in October 2022, identified  important health needs four our community.  Following strategic planning by the Healthcare Foundation of Wilson Board, we have updated the following four specific grant areas to best address the healthcare needs of Wilson:

  • Access To Healthcare
  • Alcohol and Substance Misuse
  • Healthy Eating / Active Living
  • Mental / Behavioral Health

The grant selection process identifies eligible organizations — 501(c)(3)nonprofits, governmental organizations or schools — that can make a significant impact in at least one of these areas of need, while demonstrating measurable results and a sustainable program.

The focus areas were originally designated after research with the 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment and the NC Rural Health Action Plan.   In the 2016 Wilson County Community Health Needs Assessment our community reassessed the top healthcare priorities.  The focus areas above confirm our commitment to addressing these health concerns through our grantmaking process. 

With each CHNA an implementation plan identifies actionable items each participating organization may take to impact the local health needs.  You may review the 2022 Implementation Plan here.  Feedback may be submitted via email through the Contact link on this website or through the links identified in the Plan.

Other Dedicated Support

Honoring previous associations with the Compassionate Cancer Care Program and the Patient Care Program, Healthcare Foundation of Wilson allows donors and other supporters to contribute specifically to these funds. Additionally, community-wide promotions share information on how these funds help our community.  See our news and events for future events.

Learn More About Healthcare Foundation of Wilson Funding

If you’d like to learn more about how you can receive grant funding or about the fundraising initiatives supported by Healthcare Foundation of Wilson, make sure to check out our grant guidelines or contact us at 252.281.2105.