|Funding Priority Areas for the Spring 2022 Grant Cycle
The Foundation is specifically seeking requests that address one or more social determinants of health. Health is largely determined by the social and economic contexts (responsible for 40% of the variation in health outcomes) in which we grow up, live, work, and age; the healthy behaviors (30%) that those contexts make easier or harder and our physical environments (10%)., For this solicitation, the Foundation is using the World Health Organization's definition of social determinants of health as "the conditions in which people, are born, grow, live, work and age."
Examples of social, economic, behavioral, and environmental conditions of interest include:
Additional examples of social determinants or drivers of health can be found in the Healthy NC 2030 Report. Efforts that foster collaboration among partners/providers via a collective impact approach will be prioritized.
- Quality of education and housing
- Availability of family and social support systems
- Availability of employment opportunities and a living wage
- Safety of families and communities
- Support systems for mental health and wellness
- Access to transportation and healthy food
- Exposure to environmental contaminants in the air, water, and soil
- Exposure to and use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs
- Access to healthy places that promote physical activity, healthy eating, and other healthy behaviors
- Access to health insurance
The Foundation will consider one-year unrestricted general operating support grants to organizations whose mission is to address immediate health needs via social determinants of health.
Examples of potential requests of interest might include:
- Efforts to build and sustain connected and comprehensive care systems to support early childhood development and readiness
- Efforts to strengthen the local behavioral health system, improve care coordination among behavioral health providers, and provide/improve integrated systems of care (i.e., integrate mental health services into primary care or vice versa)
- Support for scaling evidence-based programs or deepening the reach of those programs within specific communities or zip codes to reduce persistent disparities
- Efforts that support business planning or capacity building to establish funding mechanisms to support organization and program sustainability
- Program capacity-building projects that result in new, expanded, or enhanced services
- Support of an effort with two or more agency partners to address a collective concern that will result in greater access and service delivery
- Efforts that support internal planning for collaborative work with external agencies to coordinate the provision of services to families
- Organization capacity building that will result in improved quality peer review and feedback for internal quality improvements, program assessment and implementation of recommendations, business planning, start-up staff that can be sustained, revenue enhancement that is reinvested into program enhancement or sustainability.
Spring 2022 Deadline for Letters of Interest - Friday, February 18 by 3:00 pm
Organizations that are interested in submitting a proposal should complete a Letter of Interest (LOI). LOIs must be submitted by 3:00 pm to be considered for the current cycle. Letters submitted after 3:00 pm will be considered for the next deadline. For more information about what information to include in an LOI, the application process, and the full Call for Proposals, please click here.
For additional information on how to complete an LOI, please click here.
To submit an LOI, please click here.