Community Grant Initiatives
Each and every day, Randolph Health strives to provide care and healing through quality healthcare services. But the hospital's impact on the community is much broader than the care given within the hospital walls. Through grants funded by the Randolph Health Community Foundation, local, nonprofit organizations from all around the county are able to provide health and wellness programs that make a difference in the lives of the people they serve.
The Randolph Health Community Foundation was founded in 1995 and awarded its first grants in 1997. Contributions to the foundation have been a valuable part of the Foundation's ability to award over $1 million in grants over the past 20 years. Gifts to the Foundation, other than through special events, become part of an endowment and are invested to earn interest. Only interest income from the endowment and funds raised through special events are used to fund nonprofit health and wellness projects across Randolph County.
Each year, the annual Foundation grant process begins with letters of intent, which are to be sent from nonprofit organizations located in Randolph County and received in the Foundation office. For the 2018 grant cycle, letters of intent are due in the Foundation office by the close of business June 30, 2017. The letter of intent can be very simple—just tell us about your organization and the health and wellness project you propose to fund.
In July, all organizations that have expressed an interest in a Foundation grant will be invited to an organizational meeting to obtain a copy of the grant application and discuss how the submitted grants will be reviewed and scored.
Completed grant applications are due in the foundation office no later than 5 p.m. on October 1 or, if they are mailed in, must be postmarked by October 1. The Grants Committee of the Foundation board will review all submitted grant requests and determine which requests will be funded in November and December. The announcement of the new grant recipients will take place at the meeting of The Joyner Society in January.