A Catalyst for Collaboration and Innovation
April 2022

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Our Partners Are Making A Difference
At Nantahala Health Foundation, a 501c3 public charity, we believe community organizations represent our best chance of substantially reducing barriers to health and wellness for the residents of North Carolina’s six westernmost counties and the Qualla Boundary.

Acting on that belief, we support and collaborate with local organizations focused on the key social drivers of health so that together we are doing our part to increase opportunities for everyone to live healthy, productive lives.
To date, we have invested more than $3.13 million in health and wellness initiatives in our service area.
To date, we have funded more than 145 projects designed to increase access to health for those who need it most.
Our next grantmaking cycle, which launches today, begins another opportunity for local nonprofits to propose innovative solutions to removing barriers to health and wellness in Western North Carolina. We conservatively estimate our next round of strategic investments will provide funding for an additional 25+ new initiatives benefiting thousands of individuals.
Partners Making Progress:
Southwestern Commission
Nantahala Health Foundation was privileged to have partnered with Southwestern Commission through one of our recent Collaborate Health Innovation Program grants. These funds were utilized during the 2021 calendar year to fill a funding gap required to launch the Southwestern North Carolina Housing Consortium.

We recognized the potential for tremendous benefits to be realized by supporting Southwestern Commission's proposal because access to stable, safe, affordable housing is vital to protecting long-term health.
Program Progress and Impact: "We are leveraging $600,000 annually into the region for affordable housing. The first HUD allocation ($550,000) was received in fall 2021, after review and acceptance of the regional housing plan. Additionally, the American Rescue Plan allocated extra funds to HOME consortiums, from which we are scheduled to receive $1.9 million." Southwestern Commission

About Our CHIP Recipients: Eleven organizations were awarded 2020 Collaborative Health Innovation Project grants with project implementation from January to December 2021. These grants, which totaled $414,227 and covered all six counties and the Qualla Boundary, were targeted to support collaborative projects aimed at addressing the needs of under-served and under-resourced populations. At the time of these awards, our funding was anticipated to support all or a portion of an estimated $813,635 in total project costs.
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. 
Our Values Statement

Our values speak to who we are as an organization and how we intend to achieve our mission. Read our full statement of values and let us know what you think.
Western North Carolinians are known for their generosity and their willingness to help neighbors in need. Please share this newsletter with all who would benefit from learning more about regional efforts to improve health and wellness.
Financial information about our organization and a copy of our license are available from the N.C. State Solicitation Licensing Section at (919) 807-2214. The license is not an endorsement by the State.