Improving Health Care & Wellness in Wilson, NC

In order to make the best long-term use of available funding, Healthcare Foundation of Wilson offers strategic health care and wellness-related grants to educate the community and stimulate healthier living. Grants will be awarded to selected nonprofits, schools and government organizations that meet our grant guidelines and eligibility requirements in addition to demonstrating measurable potential for success.

Defined Grant Focus Areas for Maximum Impact

To best meet the health care needs of the Wilson community, Healthcare Foundation of Wilson has established four specific grant areas for which it will award funding. They are as follows:

Access to Healthcare

Many individuals in the Greater Wilson Community do not get the healthcare services they need.  Individuals without insurance are less likely to have a primary care provider, and they may not be able to afford the health care services and medications they need. HFW seeks  opportunities to ensure there is appropriate access to healthcare in our community.

Alcohol & Substance Misuse in Youths

While the prevalence of smoking in Wilson County is lower than the national average, alcohol impaired driving deaths are more than double the recorded average across the US. Alcoholism and other forms of substance abuse among youths require the attention of dedicated programs to reduce their impact on the community. We need fresh ideas for treatment options, education and preventative measures that provide assistance in maintaining a drug-free life.

Healthy Eating / Active Living

The rate of adult obesity is significantly higher in Wilson than throughout the US as a whole. Obesity increases the risk of chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, kidney disease, joint problems, hypertension and heart disease. To prevent these issues from impacting further generations, HFW is seeking programs that encourage healthier eating and more active lifestyles, thereby reducing obesity and the risk of chronic illnesses.

Mental / Behavioral Health

Mental / Behavioral Health disorders impact people of all ages, ethnicity and backgrounds.  HFW welcomes evidence-based initiatives that aim to improve the health and quality of life for individuals impacted by these conditions.

Priority Consideration

Priority consideration may be given to

  • Programs that impact youth through age 29, and
  • Eligible organizations who implement evidence-based program models identified as having significant outcomes in the four focus areas.  Examples of these programs may be found at the Office of Adolescent Health.

Determining Grant Letters of Interest & Application Eligibility

For a program to be deemed eligible to apply, it must be implemented in our community and be recognized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, government or educational organization. You will find other stipulations under our grant guidelines. If you have any questions, be sure to reference our FAQs or feel free to contact us at 252.281.2105.