Family Resilience

Mental Health  |  Housing  |  Food  |  Advocacy

We believe the building blocks of a healthy community starts at home. Through supporting Family Resilience programs, we aim to strengthen overall family systems to emphasize positive outcomes and build resiliency for lasting impact.

Funding Categories

Mental Health Services

AMY is committed to removing stigmas and connecting silos that separate physical health and mental health. We seek to support programs that serve the whole person emotionally, socially, and physically.

  • Counseling, Support Groups, and Family Education
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Other services that address systemic mental health issues in our community.

Housing Services

We believe safe and affordable housing should not be a luxury but a human right. We want to transform housing in our counties by ensuring families and individuals have safe, affordable, and adequate housing opportunities.

  • Affordable and Adequate Housing
  • Housing Assistance
  • Safe Housing
  • Aging in Place Services
  • Home Repair

Food Services

Having access to healthy food lowers health risk factors including chronic disease and childhood obesity. AMY seeks to eliminate access to healthy food barriers in rural and low-income areas.

  • Feeding Families
  • Food Education

Advocacy Services

Providing aid to vulnerable and disadvantage individuals.

  • Judicial System – Family and Domestic Violence, Child Welfare, and Housing
  • Breaking the cycle of violence through family and individual education

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, Caitlin Johnson is available to answer questions. If you would like to set up a phone appointment please email:
[email protected]


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:

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.

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 a final report that includes an annual report and financial statements. Audits are no longer required by the Foundation.

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 $50,000 in the following grant categories:

  • Capacity Building
  • Family Resilience
  • Collaboration and Planning
For COVID-19 Rapid Response grant category, each application is capped
at $20,000. 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 amount of grant funding at $660,000 for 2021. The Board will review and asses grant funding spending at the fourth quarter of every year. The Board has flexibility to address the allocation amount if there has been a high volume of accepted applications throughout the year.

Rolling Application

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