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What We Fund

Creating Strong Organizations

Impact Alamance works closely with organizations that address our priority areas of Healthier, Smarter and Stronger.  These strategic investments focus on population level outcomes and are centered around systems change, advocacy, and built environment.  A portion of our investments are responsive grants.  These grant opportunities are available to any nonprofit in Alamance County, serving Alamance County residents.  These opportunities are listed below with their specific criteria and guidelines.

Community Forward Grant

Status: Open Year-Round

Description:  The Community Forward Grant was designed to encourage new opportunities, build stronger relationships, and inspire sustainable community developments by providing funding to support community initiatives. The goal is to invest in great ideas and the people who power them, in hopes of granting greater opportunities for innovations, improvements and benefits by community residents. This grant is intended for Alamance County residents, not for nonprofits and organizations.

      • This grant of up to $10,000 can provide support to enable activities, projects, and events across all sectors including but not limited to environment, sustainability, sport and recreation, arts and culture, health and wellbeing, and community and neighborhood development.
      • We prioritize proposals that will make the county more equitable in opportunities and outcomes, especially for Black people, Indigenous people, Hispanic/Latinx people, people of color and/or people from rural communities.


Eligibility:
Project idea is initiated by community members and addresses the direct needs and wants of the community. This grant is not intended to fund projects led by organizations.

  • Grant recipients can be a “fiscal agent” such as a religious institution, recognized nonprofit (501)(c)(3) or government entity, as long as the purpose of the grant is utilized by community members.
  • Applications will be assessed according to the following criteria:
    • Purpose and Priorities: Does the proposal respond to the grant purpose, diverse and priority populations, and direct community involvement?
    • Value and Benefit: Does the proposal provide value and benefit to the community?
    • Delivery and Capacity: Is the proposal and budget outlined? Is this initiative achievable?


How to 
apply: *Please contact our Community Engagement Manager, Jewel Tillman at 336-395-7009 or Jewel.Tillman@conehealth.com for further details.

*No application for this*

Progress and Enhancement Fund

Status: Grant cycle will open on February 5, 2024.

Description: A competitive one-time grant opportunity of up to $50,000 that can be awarded to Alamance County 501(c)(3) non-profits seeking to improve access to care, education, or the economy as identified in the 2022 Community Health Assessment for Alamance County.  Grant awards can be used for equipment needs only.

Eligibility: Must be located in Alamance County, serving Alamance County residents.

  • Organization must have its 501(c)(3) nonprofit status for at least 2 years.
  • Organization must demonstrate that they have the capacity to manage a grant.
  • Funds requested can be used for equipment needs only.
  • Equipment must be used on a consistent basis (at least weekly).
  • Organizations that have had a vehicle funded previously are not eligible for future vehicle requests.
  • Organizations that received funding from the Progress & Enhancement Fund in 2023 are not eligible to apply until 2025.
  • Priority will be given to organizations serving a large percentage of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) in Alamance County.

 

We are NOT able to provide grants to the following:

  • Organizations that cannot provide a W9 or current solicitation license
  • Organizations that have a grant request that exceeds their total assets
  • Individuals
  • Political causes, candidates, organizations or campaigns
  • For-profit organizations
  • Youth sports/Little league teams/booster clubs/scouting organizations
  • Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, culture, language, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status or religion
  • Individual churches
  • Grants for operations, programs or to fund new or existing staff


A strong application will demonstrate:

  • Two years of organizational operation
  • Proven track record of service in Alamance County
  • How the organization gains insights from people with lived experience in the area of service provided
  • Financial statements demonstrating revenue and expenses over two years (current year and previous year)
  • Clear project plans
  • Description of project need
  • Organization capacity to manage the scale of the project
  • Ability to sustain any ongoing maintenance costs


How to apply: Please click the link below to complete and submit the Letter of Intent form. Be prepared to provide organization and contact information, a very brief description of the project, and an approximate project dollar amount you are requesting. For specific questions please contact our VP of Programs, Marcy Green at 336-261-8179 or Marcy.Green@conehealth.com.

Zoom Information Sessions:

February 12 at 11amLINK HERE

February 14 at 3pm – LINK HERE

STEAM Grant for ABSS Teachers

Status: Letter of Intent period has closed. Those invited to apply have until January 5 to complete their application.

Description: Impact Alamance has partnered with Honda to increase STEAM opportunities for students in the Alamance Burlington School System (ABSS). This collaboration aims to develop a sustainable workforce and ensure children experience the wonders of science, engineering, and technology. Through Honda’s contribution, Impact Alamance will provide a one-time competitive grant of up to $20,000.  This grant will be awarded to K-12 ABSS schools enhancing STEAM learning. Funds from the grant can support, but are not restricted to events, programs, or challenges that promote hands-on STEAM activities through local chapters or affiliates, such as the First Lego League and First Robotics Team.

Eligibility: Must be in Alamance County, serving Alamance County students.

  • Open to K-12 teachers
  • Teacher must be a part of the Alamance-Burlington School System
  • Teacher must be committed to staying in Alamance County for the 2024-2025 school year
  • Projects must align with the North Carolina Standard Course of Study (NCSCOS)

 

We are NOT able to provide grants to the following:

  • Non-STEAM related projects
  • Professional Development opportunities
  • Non-ABSS teachers

A strong application will demonstrate:

  • Commitment to North Carolina Standard Course of Study (NCSCOS)
  • Longevity and sustainability
  • Clear project plans
  • Description of project need
  • Demonstrate how the project will foster a love/appreciation for STEAM in the classroom
  • Priority will be given to Title 1 schools and/or school-wide initiatives that reach beyond the classroom.

How to apply: Please click the link below to complete and submit the Letter of Intent form. Be prepared to provide school and contact information, a very brief description of the project, and an approximate project dollar amount you are requesting. For specific questions please contact our Strategic Partnerships Fellow Moriah Griffin at 980-422-5551 or Moriah.Griffin@conehealth.com