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Dogwood Health Trust to open RFP opportunity

Mar 21, 2024 03:21PM ● By WNC Business

In an effort to strengthen policy and advocacy organizations in Western North Carolina – and to ensure better representation of WNC voices in state-level policy conversations – Dogwood Health Trust announces a new request for proposals from nonprofit organizations working on policy issues that align with our Strategic Priorities

Nonprofit organizations interested in advocacy within the Qualla Boundary and the 18-county service region or increasing the representation of WNC issues on a statewide level may apply for two-year grants ranging from $50,000 to $250,000. DHT is interested in funding both local organizations as well as statewide organizations. 

With this RFP, DHT seeks to fund organizations engaging in a range of advocacy activities including:

  • Research, writing, data collection and/or analysis
  • Organizing 
  • Coalition building
  • Communications
  • Public and/or decisionmaker education
  • Civic engagement  

As a private foundation, Dogwood Health Trust is not permitted to fund lobbying efforts.

The Policy & Advocacy application will be available on April 1, 2024, with responses due by 5:00 PM on April 26, 2024. Award notifications will be made by July 2024, with funds distributed in September 2024. Organizations interested in learning more are encouraged to attend a virtual information session webinar on Monday, March 25 at noon. More information can be found on Dogwood’s website. For specific questions, please contact Emily Quinlan at [email protected]

Source: Dogwood Health Trust