Triangle North Healthcare Foundation Awards Over $340,000 in Health Grants

Triangle North Healthcare Foundation Awards Over $340,000 in Health Grants


Triangle North Healthcare Foundation’s Board of Directors has approved $343,450 in grant awards to local organizations in the Foundation’s sixth annual grant cycle.  With the 2018 grant award, the Foundation’s contributions to the community total $1.5 million since the Foundation began grantmaking in 2013.  


“The primary purpose of our grantmaking is to invest in organizations that share our mission to improve health in our region,” said Val Short, executive director for the Foundation.  The 2018 grant awards will fund 12 projects presented by nonprofits and agencies that serve local communities—and all of them will focus on community health and health improvement programs throughout the four-county region.  “Our hope is that these grant awards will result in improved health and healthier outcomes for children and adults in Vance, Warren, Granville, and Franklin counties,” said Short.

The 12 grants approved by the board fall under one or more of the five funding priorities established by the Foundation in 2013, including chronic disease, mental health and substance abuse, nutrition and physical activity, reproductive health, and success in school as related to health and wellness.

Most of the 2018 grant projects focus on chronic disease management and prevention and mental health and substance abuse. The TNHF grantees will provide a broad range of approaches to improving health-- from programs that provide healing and support to traumatized children, to programs that provide strategies for managing chronic disease, to programs that provide care, treatment, and support for those with substance abuse disorders. “In all of our grant programs, health and wellness are at the heart of the work they will do,” said Short.

A list of the grant recipients and their projects for 2018-19 includes:

  • ACTS of Vance County Healing Hearts— Congestive Heart Failure patients who have been hospitalized will have the opportunity to receive heart-healthy home delivered meals for 10 days after discharge to help prevent further hospitalizations and to support a more comfortable quality of life.


  • Alliance Rehabilitative Care (ARC) Access to Dental Care – Residents entering the substance abuse halfway house in Henderson will receive dental screening and preventive care and when necessary more extensive dental treatment to prevent further decay and to promote overall health.


  • Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central NCProject Sport –  This pilot program will target 4th and 5th graders who will participate in two existing programs plus they will learn skills that will prepare them to participate in organized competitive team sport activities, including flag football, basketball, soccer, and tennis.


  • Franklin-Granville-Vance Smart Start – Teens Fit for Life – the existing Adolescent Parenting Program will continue the Nutrition & Fitness component through participation in programs at the YMCA and through nutrition education provided by Cooperative Extension.


  • Granville-Vance Public Health Responding to the Opioid Crisis in Vance & Granville Counties—Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for substance abuse disorders will be available at the Health Department’s Primary Care Clinic in addition to continuation of the work of the VIBRANT Coalition to address the four focus areas of the N.C. Opioid Action Plan.


  • Henderson Family YMCA – 1) Girls on the Run – a self-esteem, self- respect and healthy lifestyles program for girls & boys culminating in a 5k run/walk at the end of each semester; 2) Safety Around Water – teaches water safety and drowning prevention skills to 2nd graders in Vance County.


  • NC Med Assist – Free Pharmacy Program & Over-the-Counter Giveaways -- provides free medications and support for low income and uninsured individuals in the Triangle North Region.  In addition two over-the-counter medicine giveaways will be implemented this year in Warren and Franklin counties.


  • Shepherd Youth Ranch Trail to Success – Provide skill building for youth suffering from grief, loss, abandonment and abuse. Partial scholarships will be provided to 10 youth who are referred by the school system or law enforcement who will enter into an intensive 24-week program, which consists of weekly group and monthly family sessions in a unique program that uses horses to help with therapy.


  • Strength and Mending (S.a.M) Child Advocacy CenterChild Forensic Interviews – provides a centralized, child-centered approach to investigation that reduces the risk of trauma to the children who are victims of abuse; increases opportunities for healing for the child and non-offending family members.


  • TROSA (Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers, Inc.)Rebuilding Lives: Mental Health & Substance Abuse Recovery – provides a two-year residential recovery program with treatment, education, vocational training and care for residents of the Triangle North region who suffer from alcohol and substance abuse, free of charge.


  • Warren County Senior Center. – Diabetes Peer Educator Training and Outreach— in partnership with Warren County Health Department, this program will prepare volunteers to deliver diabetes self- management classes and support to Warren County residents in their own communities.

Located in Henderson, Triangle North Healthcare Foundation provides grants to nonprofits organizations, governmental agencies, and schools in Vance, Warren, Granville, and Franklin counties. The Foundation’s grant funding mission has been made possible by the endowment that was established after Maria Parham Health merged with the for-profit Duke-Lifepoint in 2011.

The Foundation will launch a new grant cycle in the spring of 2019, but in the meantime, the Foundation staff is available to discuss ideas for grant projects or to provide assistance with grant writing.   Information about our grantees and future grant opportunities is available on the website at or call 252-598-0763.