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Collaboration and Planning

Housing  |  Mental Health  |  Food Insecurity  |  Transportation

Funding Categories

 Our rural mountain communities face unique challenges when it comes to affordable and safe housing, mental health care, and access to healthy affordable food. Our Foundation is seeking collaborative, up-stream and innovative ideas to help address and transform these three health needs. Please review the Regional Convening Report found HERE to better understand what people in our communities said are the gaps, what is already happening, and what is working well within our three-county region.

Collaboration

Collaborative cross disciplinary partnerships between organizations.

  • Technology
  • Expansion of Services
  • Programs and Projects
  • Other

Planning Grants

Research and study opportunities or development of a coalition to address large-scale community results.

  • Housing
  • Mental Health
  • Food
  • Transportation
  • Other

How to Apply?

AMY Wellness Foundation grant opportunities will be open year-round. Applicants may create an account by clicking here. You will fill out a survey that will direct you to the correct application based on which funding opportunity you are applying to. Our Associate Director, Nora Frank is available to answer questions. If you would like to set up a phone appointment please email:
n.frank@amywellnessfoundation.org

Eligibility

Government agencies, local education agencies, or nonprofits with 509(a) or 501(c)3 IRS status are eligible to receive funds.

The following areas fall outside the AMY Wellness Foundation scope of support:  

  • Grants to Individuals
  • Political purposes, including lobbying
  • Out-of-area projects or organizations
  • Grants prohibited by IRS regulations 

Our primary focus areas are:

Avery,
Mitchell, and
Yancey Counties.

We aim to support programs and organizations working in these counties. We encourage anyone outside of these areas to investigate collaborative asks with organizations who have a physical presence in our focus area and the capacity to serve as the fiscal agent for the project.

What to Expect?

Decisions Made

Competitive Applications

AMY Wellness Foundation Board of Directors will review applications from the previous month at the start of each month. Applicants will be notified of the Board decision 30-45 days later depending on the volume of applications received that month. 

For example, all applications submitted in May will be reviewed starting
June 1. Applicants will be notified 30-45 days later.

Exception: COVID-19 Rapid Relief applications will receive responses within two weeks.

We have identified food, housing, and mental health as our region’s top priorities and will put these needs at the forefront of our efforts. However, we understand that there are endless needs to create lasting impact and change. Do not feel circumscribed by these three priorities.

AMYWF believes that sustainable impactful change is possible through collaboration, innovation, and upstream solutions. Applicants that highlight any of these three values will have a competitive submission.

Audit Requirements for Grantees

Collaborative Ask vs. Organizational needs

All grant recipients are required to submit an audit with their final report. This will not be an entire audit of the organization, although we do recommend that as best practice. Grantees must have an audit of funds given by AMYWF for the term of each grant given. Please budget accordingly.

Applicants may be granted funds for their organizational needs and also be granted funds as a fiscal agent in a collaborative ask. An applicant is eligible to receive funding for both applications semi-annually.

Cap Amount per Application

Each application is capped at $75,000 in the following grant categories:

  • Capacity Building
  • Family Resilience
  • Collaboration and Planning
For COVID-19 Rapid Response grant category, each application is capped
at $30,000. This grant category will stay open as long as the need remains. As needs change, this funding will become an immediate needs category.

Annual Designations per Grant Category

The Board has set annual designation amounts per grant category. These designations will be reviewed at the fourth quarter of every year and the Board has flexibility to expand each designation if there has been a high volume of accepted applications throughout the year. Annual designations for the remainder of 2020 as of May 8th are:

  • Capacity Building: $500,000
  • Family Resilience: $500,000
  • Collaboration and Planning: $300,000
  • COVID-19 Rapid Response: $150,000

Rolling Application

Applications are open! Click below to sign in.