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2018 Theme: Health

Applications open: August 27,2018

Application deadline: September 28, 2018 (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

Each year, Collective members vote on one of four focus areas: arts, education, health, and poverty.

The focus area for 2018 is health, with a particular focus on health and racial equity.

As Longleaf Collective members explored health needs in the Triangle area, we returned again and again to underlying issues of racial equity. When looking across a variety of health issues, including access to care, social determinants of health, oral health, maternal and child health, and disease and mortality rates, people in the Triangle face great disparities based on social, environmental, and economic challenges. Across all of these issues, the factor of race and ethnicity factors prominently. Structural and institutional racism prevents communities of color both from having access to affordable, high-quality health care and from experiencing the environmental conditions that promote a healthy life. While programmatic interventions may be successful in the short-term, they often do not address the underlying causes of the disparities and therefore do not affect larger-scale inequities. In order to see true equity in healthcare delivery and population health in the Triangle, we must first tackle racial equity within our health sector and community at large.

The Longleaf Collective seeks proposals from nonprofit organizations in the Triangle for innovative work focused on training and capacity building around health and racial equity. The Collective is looking for projects that will:

  • provide training opportunities for staff, volunteers, and/or community members to build awareness and understanding around health and racial equity, and/or
  • allow health-focused organizations to build capacity in serving communities through a racial equity lens.

At least one proposal will receive seed funding from Longleaf Collective members in the spring of 2019 to explore and/or initiate implementation of the program. The Collective aims to raise at least $10,000 for this year’s grant(s).

QUESTIONS  Send questions to grants@longleafcollective.org and a member of the Grants Committee will respond within 48 hours.

All applications must be submitted online at https://longleafcollective.org/grants/apply/

by September 28, 2018 at 11:59 p.m

Click Here to download the Longleaf grant informational flyer for additional details.

To apply for the 2018 grant cycle, please review the grant application and then submit your answers through our online form. Only 501(c)3 organizations are eligible to apply. Send questions to grants@longleafcollective.org and a member of the Grants Committee will respond to you within 48 hours.