The Dogwood Health Trust award grants to improve the health and wellbeing of all people and communities of Western North Carolina.
Donor Name: Dogwood Health Trust
State: North Carolina
County: Selected Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $100,000
The Trust funds
- They are interested in projects that address one or more of the goals and objectives within their four Strategic Priorities: Housing, Education, Economic Opportunity and Health & Wellness and that align with their overarching commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. They also are interested in projects related to improving broadband access to support education and healthcare bridging rural divides, and addressing racial equity issues specifically. They understand that many of their interest areas will overlap or intertwine, and they welcome projects that reflect more than one of their Strategic Priorities.
- Examples of the kinds of work they might fund include (but are not limited to) programs, projects or initiatives that:
- Address disparities between different groups
- Increase or improve access to resources or services within their Strategic Priorities
- Support basic needs, particularly as they relate to increased demand due to COVID-19
- Amplify the voice and influence of marginalized groups
- Provide education and skills (at any age) needed for a lifetime of success and fulfillment
- Build resilience in children and/or adults
- Address substance use disorder
- Improve how the systems involving their Strategic Priorities work for broader positive impact in WNC
- They will also entertain the following types of requests:
- Capacity building. Dogwood seeks to support capacity building that will help improve the WNC nonprofit sector’s ability to tackle specific issues. Examples can include (but are not limited to): strengthening the capacity of organizations to work in collaboration across organization and industry lines, supporting the capacity of leaders to work more effectively by exposing them to new ways of thinking and acting towards measurable change and strengthening the capacity of an organization to use new tools to more effectively communicate with its constituents and community, etc.
- Capital requests. Dogwood will only consider capital requests which include other sources of support.
While their focus at the moment is on grants of $100,000 or more, they recognize that not every organization will be ready to engage with them at that level, so they will consider requests of any amount.
- In general, they will only make grants to 501(c)(3) organizations or government entities.
- All grant funds must be used to serve their 18-county region.
For more information, visit DHT.