REACH (Resources for Education and Access for Carolina's Health): Request for Grant Proposals
Resources for Education and Access for Carolina's Health (REACH) is a grant committee led by students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Through a partnership with the Learning by Giving Foundation and the class Philanthropy as a Tool for Social Change, REACH is committed to awarding $10,000 in grants to North Carolina nonprofit organizations. We invite nonprofits focused on health access, health education and chronic disease prevention to apply for one of up to five grants between $2,000 and $10,000.
We seek proposals from North Carolina nonprofit organizations addressing the following needs:
- Health access: increasing the availability of health care resources within North Carolina communities
- Health education: supporting people in maintaining their own health through knowledge and awareness
- Chronic disease prevention: reducing the incidence of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer
Preference will be given to organizations that target:
- Low-income populations
To be eligible for a grant, your organization must:
- Be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (UNC-CH student organizations are not eligible)
- Be based in North Carolina, and primarily serve populations within North Carolina
- Propose a project that aligns with our focus areas of health access, health education and/or disease prevention
- Eligible organizations may request between $2,000 and $10,000
- Awarded grants average between $3,000 and $5,000
- No more than 15 percent of the awarded amount may go to overhead/administrative costs
Applications are due no later than April 5 at 5:00 p.m. EDT. To apply, complete the .doc application form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with proof of proof of 501(c)(3) status. Please feel free to contact if you have questions or need more information at the provided email address.
Philanthropy as a Tool for Social Change (HBHE 699-Spring)
Philanthropy as a Tool for Social Change is a three credit hour service-learning course offered through the Carolina Center for Public Service’s Public Service Scholars program and The SUNSHINE LADY Foundation's Learning By Giving Program. Through this course, students learn about and experience the process of awarding grants to local agencies. Students function as a committee and are responsible for researching the needs of North Carolina, designing grant award criteria, drafting and distributing a request for proposals, reviewing submissions, and awarding $10,000 to select community organizations. NOTE: this service-learning class is not approved to meet the Experiential Education (EE) requirement, nor is it a grant writing class.
The Carolina Center for Public Service strengthens the University's public service commitment by promoting scholarship and service that are responsive to the concerns of the state and contribute to the common good.