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Impact-NC Grant

ImpactNC is a foundation board run in conjunction with HBEH 611: Philanthropy as a Tool for Social Change, a course at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offered in the Spring semester. The course is supported by the Carolina Center for Public Service’s Buckley Public Service Scholars program and partially funded by the Learning by Giving Foundation, with the purpose of supporting sustainable, long-term change in North Carolina communities. To supplement in-class learning experiences on the history, models, and current state of philanthropy, participating students design, publicize and award grants to select organizations actively supporting vulnerable communities in North Carolina. Grants are awarded each spring.


Mission Statement: ImpactNC 2024 supports 501(c)(3) nonprofits that increase access and awareness of needed health, education and housing services through strategic partnerships and community-driven initiatives in low-wealth communities in Chatham County, North Carolina.

Focus Areas: ImpactNC seeks proposals from non-profit organizations that have a primary mission to provide access to necessary services. The goal is to support diverse projects addressing pressing needs and fostering a thriving, inclusive community for all residents of Chatham County. Proposals should align with one or more of the following areas:

  • Health: Enhancing access to quality healthcare services, guiding health insurance enrollment, connecting individuals with primary care providers and supporting the management of chronic conditions.
  • Education: Promoting lifelong learning, academic success, and providing educational resources, tutoring services and mentorship programs.
  • Housing: Addressing systemic barriers to affordable housing through emergency resources, rental assistance and supportive services.
  • Other: Proposals contributing to positive change or equitable access for community members.

Eligibility: Organizations must:

  • Be a registered 501(c)3 organization.
  • Spend grant money within one year of receiving funds.
  • Use the funds to support Chatham County residents.

Grant Information:

A total of $10,000 is allocated for two grants:

  • $7,500 grant for funding new initiatives, existing programming and operating costs.
  • $2,500 tangible discrete need-focused grant such as equipment.

Proposals may be for one of the two grants.

Application Process: Proposals should be submitted through Google forms at the following link: ImpactNC 2024 Grant Application

Timeline: The deadline for submissions is March 30th, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. Applicants will be notified by email within one week to confirm receipt of application.

CONTACT: If you have any questions, please email our team at: