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In 2024, the majority of our grant investments will be made through our Strategic Priority Grant Opportunities in the first half of the year. Your great work is what makes improved health and wellbeing possible in Western North Carolina, and we don’t want our grant application and reporting requirements to take away from that. We’re streamlining our processes, and we look forward to combining these streamlined processes with more face-to-face time with you, our partners, so that we can all stay focused on what matters: our work together.

Application Process and Timeline

The Strategic Priority Grant applications opened on November 13, 2023. Organizations invited to submit a full application received an invitation to apply via email by mid-February with a submission deadline of mid-March. Award decisions will be announced mid-July 2024.

We encourage you to start the process early so that we can spend more time in conversation with you.

If you have questions or are unsure if you should start the application process, please contact us by emailing [email protected].

What we fund

Dogwood makes grants within our Strategic Priority areas and for initiatives that cross multiple priorities. Click the icons below to learn specifics about what we’re funding currently.

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Dogwood Health Trust exists to dramatically improve the health and well-being of all people and communities in the 18 counties and Qualla Boundary of Western North Carolina. Working with our community, grantees, partners, researchers and scholars, we collaborate to create a Western North Carolina where every generation can live, learn, earn and thrive, with dignity and opportunity for all – no exceptions.

Dogwood is a reflection of our region – the grit, the resilience and the innovation of our collective history, upon which we build our hopes for the future. In our relationships and our work, we seek first to listen and to understand. We strive to operate with trust and openness, demonstrating transparency and candor throughout our processes and

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