The Highlands Cashiers Health Foundation has announced a second grant cycle of 2019. Beginning Sept. 16 and ending Oct. 18 at 5pm grant applications will be accepted online at www.hchealthfnd.org/grants. Committed to its purpose to improve the health and wellbeing of our Highlands, Cashiers and surrounding communities, the Foundation invites proposals to address solutions in four focus areas: Health and Access to Healthcare; Education; Economic Stability; and Community Vitality.
“We are particularly interested in innovative and collaborative initiatives,” said Stephanie Edwards, Programs & Grants Committee Chair. “Our Committee and Board will continue active engagement during all phases of the second grant cycle from listening sessions to grant awards.” The Foundation will follow a similar process used during the first grant cycle where grant proposals were vetted according to Board approved best practices.
Four listening sessions, planned for September, will be formatted as learning opportunities. Qualified organizations are invited to participate in peer discussions regarding their needs and roadblocks, providing the Foundation with a deepened knowledge and understanding of health disparity root causes in the area. Information regarding the Foundation’s grant application process will also be discussed.
“The listening sessions will provide the Foundation future insight to understanding the critical issues and chronic problems facing our communities,” said Robin Tindall, Foundation CEO.
Area non-profits are invited to send two leadership representatives to attend the listening sessions that correlate to their organization’s Social Determinant of Health domain:
- 5 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Community Vitality
- 6 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Economic Stability
- 12 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Health and Access to Healthcare
- 16 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Education
RSVP is required to attend any of the listening sessions. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or (828) 482-6514.
“With our collective group of Board and Committee Members, we believe that through awarding meaningful grants and reporting measurable impacts we can work together to improve physical, mental, social and spiritual wellbeing for our community for generations to come” said Dr. Walter Clark, Foundation Chair.
– Highlands Cashiers Health Foundation