A Catalyst for Collaboration and Innovation
Nonprofits Invited to Apply for End-of-Year Matching Funds
As 2020 marches toward its conclusion (thankfully), we here at Nantahala Health Foundation realize the better part of this year has been incredibly difficult for all of us.

That's why we are inviting 20 nonprofit partners to finish 2020 strong by joining our 31 Days of Giving. This matching grants campaign is set to launch on #GivingTuesday (December 1) and run through December 31. We hope to ease the stress of 2020 by collaborating with nonprofits to help build your capacity, heighten community awareness for your work, and expand support for your efforts to help those in need achieve better health and wellness outcomes.

We will do all this and more by providing up to $2,500 in matching funds for the first 20 organizations to successfully submit online applications and meet our eligibility requirements. Participation regulations and eligibility requirements are included with the 31 Days of Giving application, which should take no more than 5-10 minutes to complete and submit.
The Application Window is One Week Only
Friday, October 30 - Friday, November 6
While promoting our partners’ extraordinary efforts, our 31 Days of Giving campaign will also provide us an opportunity to advance regional knowledge about the impacts of social determinants of health and build support for our mission to collaborate with innovative organizations throughout our region.

Through this collaborative campaign, Nantahala Health Foundation wishes to express our sincere gratitude to all who have supported better health and wellness outcomes in WNC during this difficult year, to those who choose to do even more as 2020 winds down, and to our grantees and partners for your tireless efforts and thoughtful engagement.
Special Participation Note: The 31 Days of Giving matching fund opportunity is restricted to organizations not affiliated with Nantahala Health Foundation's current staff and board members/families through their employment or board membership. For more information, please review all supplemental materials included with the application prior to applying and/or EMAIL US with questions.
Healthy Communities Listening Sessions Schedule Announced
Nantahala Health Foundation is set to host a series of virtual listening sessions designed to gather feedback about how to improve lives and promote health in Western North Carolina.

Healthy Communities Listening Sessions will be offered on a county-by-county basis to nonprofit and governmental agency leaders with first-hand knowledge of barriers to health and wellness in our region and innovative ideas to remove these barriers. By sharing this information with us, you will help to ensure our future grant-making and funding priorities best match community needs and will lead to systemic change and improved lives.
Can't make any of the dates and times listed? Or, would you prefer to express your thoughts in writing? Please use the link below to respond to our listening session discussion questions. In person or in writing, your feedback is greatly appreciated.
Southwestern Commission's Virtual Funders Forum
Nantahala Health Foundation Executive Director Lori Bailey was one of nine governmental, educational, and nonprofit leaders across North Carolina to participate in Southwestern Commission's Virtual Funders' Forum, which premiered on YouTube October 27. Each agency leader provided a bite-sized explanation of the work they do to engaged within WNC in support of nonprofits and economic development.

If you missed the premier earlier this week or want a view that provides pause and rewind options, catch a rebroadcast of this valuable information via the link below.
Caring For Our Communities
Our Funding Priorities
Our grant-making priorities are designed to create a strong network of organizations by investing in your strategies to remove barriers to health.
Meet Our Partners
At Nantahala Health Foundation, we build partnerships with forward-thinking organizations focused on improving the overall health of the region. 
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Following health and safety guidance to promote social distancing, NHF staff has mostly shifted to telework and is conducting business through virtual platforms. However, we strive to be accessible and minimize disruptions as much as possible under these circumstances. During this time, you may contact us through email or by leaving a message on our office voicemail, which will be forwarded to us.