North Carolina Health Funders

These foundations provide funding for health initiatives in North Carolina. These funders are working together to identify ways to coordinate grant funding for obesity-related projects in our state. Visit each one’s web site to learn more about their funding opportunities and timelines.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation
Through its Healthy Active Communities grant making focus area, BCBSNC Foundation invests in initiatives designed increase physical activity and encourage healthy eating for North Carolinians.  Log onto for more information.

The Duke Endowment
The Duke Endowment is a private foundation established in 1924 by industrialist and philanthropist James B. Duke. The Endowment's mission is to serve the people of North Carolina and South Carolina by supporting selected programs of higher education, health care, children's welfare, and spiritual life.

John Rex Endowment
The John Rex Endowment invests in the development and support of activities, programs and organizations that improve the health of underserved people in Wake County. Currently, the Endowment supports visible and measurable improvements in the health of children and youth by improving access to health services, by promoting healthy behaviors and by providing opportunities for growth and development.

Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust was established in 1947. The mission of the Trust is to improve the quality of life and quality of health for the financially needy of North Carolina. Across its two divisions, the Health Care Division and the Poor and Needy Division, the Trust is committed to accelerating positive movement on critical community issues and effecting enduring systemic change.

NC Health and Wellness Trust Fund Commission
The NC Health and Wellness Trust Fund was created by the General Assembly as one of 3 entities to invest North Carolina's portion of the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement HWTF receives one-fourth of the state's tobacco settlement funds, which are paid in annual installments over a 25-year period. HWTF invests in programs and partnerships to address access, prevention, education and research that help all North Carolinians achieve better health.


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