Evergreen Foundation Seeks Applications From Mental Health Providers

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).

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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