AMY Wellness Foundation (AMYWF) is seeking input from health advocates, nonprofit leaders, and those with lived experience to attend a strategic Regional Convening Meeting to help prioritize AMYWF’s funding priorities for 2023.
“AMYWF prides itself on being a community lead Foundation. With everything we do, we aim to create change with action through community input,” said Caitlin Johnson, Associate Director, AMY Wellness Foundation. “Our first Regional Convening Meeting was held in early 2020 and helped shape the Foundation’s funding areas for our grant partners. Now, two years later, as we know, so much has changed and the Foundation wants to make sure we remain connected to the community,” said Johnson. “We want to hear from the community on our current funding priorities to ensure our funding efforts are still in line with community needs. This meeting will also help the Foundation understand where the gaps are and what we can change to collectively make the most impact to help shape future funding areas for the Foundation,” she concluded
AMYWF’s current funding areas are Capacity Building, COVID-19 Rapid Response, Family Resilience, and Collaboration and Planning with an emphasis on Housing, Mental Health, and Food Security. The Foundation is looking to have community input on those areas and to better understand the current health landscape and how it has changed since the pandemic. “It is of utmost importance we listen to the people who live, work, and love our community. Without our partners AMYWF would not be able to strategically serve our neighbors, it is important we make sure our funds are meeting their needs,” said Luke Howe, Executive Director, AMY Wellness Foundation.
AMY Wellness Foundation Regional Convening Meeting will take place for all community members in Avery, Mitchell, and Yancey counties on November 3, 2022 from 3-5pm location 31 Cross Street, Banquet Hall, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to Caitlin Johnson at [email protected] or by using the link below by 10/21/2022.