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North Carolina Advancing Healthy Food Equity

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BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina Foundation
Feb 28, 2023

The Advancing Healthy Food Equity Program will provide grants for organizations in North Carolina that are led by, serving, and accountable to American Indian, Black, Latino, other People of Color, and members of immigrant communities to advance equitable access to healthy food.

Projects should inform and drive policy and practice change at the institutional, municipal, county, state, or federal levels. Eligible activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Community listening sessions or other community data collection activities to identify priority issues and solutions
  • Strengthening communications and outreach efforts, including storytelling, to increase awareness and visibility and to build reputation
  • Relationship building work and collaboration with other organizations, advocates, and decision makers at the institutional, municipal, county, state, or federal levels
  • Engaging the community around priority issues
  • Concentrated efforts to educate the public and decision makers about the organization's top issues and/or solutions
  • Providing institutional and/or government decision-makers with information about systems and conditions that perpetuate inequitable access to healthy food and potential solutions
  • Training and supporting new leaders from the community to advocate for change
  • Travel and meeting expenses to visit other organizations for learning, relationship building, and/or collaboration

Eligible applicants include:

  • 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations
  • Groups or projects with a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization acting as a fiscal sponsor
  • Coalitions
Geographic coverage
North Carolina
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $100,000 per year
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 10

Application process

Links to additional guidance and the online application portal are available on the program website when applications are being accepted.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Asian · Black or African American · Food security and nutrition · Health disparities · Hispanic or Latino · Immigrants · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · Networking and collaboration · Policy · North Carolina

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