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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.

2023 Impact-NC Request for Proposals

To download a copy of the full request for proposals, click Mission Statement RFP

 As the deciding board for Impact NC, we aim to support programs for developing youth to both learn about and access improved nutritional education. We will consider programs that provide healthy and accessible food options in schools, after school programs or youth-centered programs. Examples of initiatives that are centered around providing increased meal options can include developing a community garden and projects that target nutritional education, such as budget-friendly options or afterschool programs.

Mission Statement: Impact NC seeks to promote food security and nutrition education to children of North Carolina. We advocate for the benefit of both the education and nutrition of developing youth in elementary schools.

Focus Area: This year, Impact NC seeks proposals from schools and organizations in food-insecure counties. Our board will determine your county’s overall level based on assessment guidelines, which are determined by the Feeding America database. We will also give preference to programs that address nutrition education and food security.

Eligibility: Organizations must be part of a 501(c)(3) or a county school system. Preference will be given to Title I in North Carolina and organizations within or serving: Scotland, Edgecombe, Washington, or Halifax counties. We will use publicly available data, from sources such as Feeding America and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, to assess your county’s level of need.

Grant Information: A total of $10,000 will be distributed between two to four organizations, with a maximum grant size of $5,000. Decisions will be made on a discretionary basis by review of Impact NC‘s deciding board.

Application Process:

Timeline: The deadline for the submission of applications is April 3, 2023, at 11:59 PM. Applicants will receive notification of successful submission within one week of submission. Applicants will be notified of the final proposal decision by Mid-April.

For questions, email ImpactNC.