The Highlands Cashiers Health Foundation (Health Foundation) has announced the opening of its grant cycle for 2024. The Health Foundation will provide one grant cycle this year, beginning with initial inquiries that address one or more of their three strategic priorities: Health, Access to Healthcare, and Behavioral and Mental Health.
“Grants serve as our primary avenue for making a significant difference in the community,” said Charlotte Muir, Executive Director of the Health Foundation. “Our objective is to collaborate with organizations that align their programs and projects with our shared goals and vision, allowing us to work together collectively to make a positive impact.”
Since its inception on February 1, 2019, the Health Foundation has provided over 100 grants that delivered $10.4 million to more than 70 organizations throughout our service area. The 2024 grant cycle will continue to fund transformational programs that fit within the mission to improve the health and well-being of everyone in our communities.
Several of the grants awarded in 2023 are aimed at supporting behavioral and mental health initiatives for the young generation in our community. The grants will fund a full range of programs and services that cater to the specific healthcare needs of our youth. The initiatives supported through these grants include mental health professionals, school nurses, foster family counseling, prevention programs, and support for at-risk youth. Apart from these grants, there were also additional awards given to help expand access to healthcare and provide chronic disease management assistance to uninsured patients.
“Our commitment to enhancing the health and well-being of Highlands, Cashiers, and the surrounding communities remains strong,” stated Muir. “We are excited to continue the work we started in February 2019, aiming to implement impactful and lasting solutions that address health challenges in our communities and truly make a positive difference in people’s lives.”
The Organizational Inquiry period of the grant cycle will end on February 28 at 5 pm. Invitations to complete pre and full applications will follow, with grant awards anticipated in August. For more information about the full grant process and schedule, or if your organization is interested in submitting an Organizational Inquiry to start the grant process, please visit the Health Foundation’s grant website at www.HCHealthFnd.org/grantmaking.