The Evergreen Foundation offers competitive grants to help improve the lives of individuals in the seven western counties of North Carolina with mental health, developmental delay, or substance abuse issues.
Deadline: May 31.
Priority areas include agencies serving persons with behavioral health, substance abuse, or intellectual/developmental disabilities.
The foundation was formed in 1977 as a separate nonprofit organization by the board of Smoky Mountain Mental Health. Funding is allocated through a competitive grant process by the Evergreen board of directors on a quarterly basis, with the foundation accepting applications at the end of each quarter in May, August, November, and February. In any year, the foundation generally issues between 25-30 grants, with grant amounts ranging between $5,000 and $30,000.
The foundation does not accept proposals from not-for-profit organizations providing pass through funds to ineligible organizations such as for-profits or private foundations.
To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit agency serving communities within the seven counties of western North Carolina.
Info: https://goo.gl/4WcACv (NOFA).